Winter is a great season here in Southern Utah. The national and state parks are still open, and the beautiful rock formations can look even cooler in winter. But there are plenty of other exciting things to do in Utah besides look at the scenery – skiing for example. And while it may be a bit late in the season, we wanted to talk about our two favorite ski resorts in Southern Utah.
Since we love skiing so much, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we should give you some information about these resorts – Brian Head and Eagle Point – to help get you motivated to hit the slopes.
Location – Eagle’s Point is located near Beaver, and Brain Head is located in Parowan (near Cedar City.) Both are situated in south-central Utah along the I–15 corridor and are only 40-miles apart. If you are coming from Las Vegas, you will reach Brian Head Resort first. And if you are coming from Salt Lake, you will reach Eagle’s Point first.
Price – Eagle’s Point charges $30 for an adult day pass on Thursday and Friday. And $48 for the weekend. Brian Head’s charges $35 for weekdays and $54 on the weekend. But they also have half-day rates. Both resorts offer season passes with significant savings. If you by a pass before December 1st, you can save even more. (Keep this in mind for next year.)
Trails – Both ski resorts have some pretty awesome trails. Here are the stats. Eagle’s point contains 40 ski and snowboard runs, with 45% classified as advanced/expert. They also have a terrain park and two tubing hills. Check out the trail map here. Brain Head has 65 ski and snowboard runs, with 30% in the advanced/expert category. In addition, Brian Head has a six-lane tubing park complete with lift service. They also have a two terrain parks. You can check their trail map here.
Brian Head is the older, and thus more developed of the two parks, but we like them both. So if you want to get out and play in the powder, with plenty of sunshine and scenery… We hope to see you on the slopes.