Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Brian Head, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Brian Head Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Brian Head Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Brian Head Resort.

Brian Head Resort Lodging:

Brian Head Resort Terrain Overview

Brian Head Resort has a total of 71 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 650 acres, Brian Head Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 263 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Brian Head Resort's slopes see on average 260 inches (102 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
650(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall
260"(102 cm)

Brian Head Resort Elevation

Brian Head Resort has a summit elevation of 10,929 feet, or 3,331 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,329 feet (405 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 10,929 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,929'(3,331 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,329'(405 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,600'(2,926 m)

Brian Head Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
45out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Brian Head Resort can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Brian Head Resort has 650 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Brian Head Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(195 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
35%(228 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(228 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Brian Head Resort good for beginners?

Brian Head Resort can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Brian Head Resort Location

Brian Head Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Brian Head, UT.

Brian Head, UT 84719 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.69000, -112.86000

Getting to Brian Head Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Brian Head Resort), its coordinates of 37.69000, -112.86000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Brian Head, UT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Brian Head Resort.

Harry Reid International AirportLASLas Vegas, NV168 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Brian Head Resort.

Cedar City Regional AirportCDCCedar City, UT13 mi
Saint George-Southwest Utah International AirportSGUSt George, UT58 mi
Grand Canyon National Park AirportGCNGrand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ126 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Brian Head Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Brian Head Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Brian Head Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation10,929 ft
Base Elevation9,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,329 ft
(30% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres650
Avg. Annual Snowfall260 inches
Brian Head Resort Mountain Stats