Utah was one of the snowiest locations on Earth this winter, and mountain snowpacks throughout the state are still deep with feet of snow at the end of April. With 419″ of snow this season, Brian Head Resort near Cedar City in southern Utah has decided to take advantage of all the excess snow sitting on its mountain by extending its season for a bonus weekend of skiing and riding on May 6th-7th.
The resort will be open on weekends through at least May 6th-7th. Brian Head shared its decision to extend its season on its website:
“It’s been a historically snowy season and we can’t stop the fun early. We are extending the season to be open Saturdays & Sundays until the snow is gone!”
The resort shared that Blackfoot, Giant Steps Express, and Tubular Park at Giant Steps Tube Hill lifts will be open 9:30 – 4:30 pm. Giant Steps Lodge will be open for rentals, food, and lessons (reservations required).
Brian Head has an ‘off the beaten track’ appeal because it’s positioned in an obscure part of Utah more known for its funky red rocks, national parks, and expansive desert scenery rather than its skiing. The lesser-known ski destination packs a punch with 70 runs spread across 650 skiable acres and the highest base elevation of any resort in Utah at 9,600′. It’s a locals mountain but with an atmosphere that would pique any ski tourist’s interest.
With many of Utah’s world-class ski areas already shut down for the season like Alta, Brighton, Deer Valley, and Snowbasin, Brian Head has put up a stand against the end of winter and is harnessing the full potential of its spring skiing season, which—as shown by the amount of snow in the video at the top—is still fully in its prime.