Brian Head Resort, UT, Announces 2023/24 Winter Opening with Over $1 Million in Capital Improvement Projects

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$29 lift tickets, free skiing for kids, and a free on-snow experience for first-timers

Brian Head Resort, Southern Utah’s premier ski resort, is excited to announce the 2023/24 winter season is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 10, with over $1 million in capital improvements. This season will feature a free on-snow experience for first-timers, new gladed terrain, improved snowmaking, and other operational upgrades to enhance the skier experience and extend the season.

Tickets for the 23/24 season can be purchased in advance for as low as $29, while kids 12 and under ski free all season long!

Free On-Snow Experience

New this season, Brian Head Resort offers first-timers a free on-snow experience with the purchase of an adult lift ticket (13 and older). Kids 12 and under always ski and ride for free, so first-timers can also get a free on-snow experience with the Power Kids season pass. The free on-snow experience is a series of self-guided, step-by-step clinics to prepare guests for their time on the snow. As guests move through learning stations, instructors provide personalized tips along the way, leading to quicker skill acquisition and a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.

New Gladed Terrain

With terrain ranging from beginner to most difficult, the trees under the Wildflower Lift add new gladed skiing for every ability level. The Shotgun trail located near the Giant Steps Express, Brian Head Resort’s four-person high-speed detachable lift, has also received extra glading. The newly gladed trails allow guests to easily explore tree skiing in-bounds and help maintain a healthy forest. Brian Head Resort collaborates closely with the U.S. National Forest to reduce the risk of wildfire while protecting wildlife and watersheds.

Snowmaking and Grooming

Brian Head Resort has expanded snowmaking coverage on the Lower Aught trail, allowing the resort to open more early-season terrain. By utilizing low-energy solutions and cutting-edge snowmaking equipment, the over $500,000 investment in snowmaking upgrades provides better early-season snow conditions and a more consistent base. Brian Head Resort has also added a new SnowCat PistenBully 400 Groomer to its fleet of snow-groomers to create perfect corduroy runs.

“An amazing team of passionate individuals and expansion to our snowmaking capabilities helped us be the first resort to open in Utah last season. With temperatures already dropping, our team has been hard at work making new trails and improvements to provide our guests a wonderful experience and longer season again this year.”

– Marilyn Butler, general manager at Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Lodge

Located in the heart of the resort, the recently rebranded Brian Head Lodge is the official lodging for Brian Head Resort. Over the last year, Brian Head Lodge has made significant improvements to the pool and outdoor living space areas, giving guests more opportunities to extend their recreation and entertainment once they’re done skiing for the day. The lodge has 100 guest rooms, which include 12 suites; the Noorish Spa; and amenities like the business center, a private rental space, a fitness center, a restaurant, a bar, an indoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub.

Special Promotions

  • Free Lodging: During the 2023/24 season, guests can get a free night at Brian Head Lodge with a unique lift ticket and lodging package.
  • Corduroy Cash: Guests receive a $10 resort credit when purchasing lift tickets in advance during select time periods (holidays excluded). The credit can be used to buy food and beverages, lessons, and retail items at Brian Head Resort shops and restaurants.
  • This winter, Brian Head Resort is scheduled to open daily from November 10 to April 14, 2024. For the latest news and events, please visit, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
Brian Head Resort Trail Map.
Brian Head Trail Map.

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