It’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics once, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake seem to get all the love, but there are a number of ski resorts elsewhere in Utah. So if you’re in Southern Utah and itching for the slopes, you’re in luck! Here’s two places you should consider:
Brian Head – The first ski resort in Southern Utah, it’s also got the highest base elevation of any resort in the state. With 650 acres, two connected mountains, 71 runs and 8 chair lifts, and hundreds of inches of annual snowfall, it’s the real deal. 35% of the runs are rated as “most difficult,” but it’s also got tubing runs for more causal fun for the kids. Tickets start at $38 for an adult day pass, and go up to $79, depending on the day and season.
Eagle Point – Eagle Point is newer, and it’s still expanding. Right now, it’s got 40 named runs and 5 chair lifts. But the resort has also worked out a deal with the National Forest Service to allow you access to thousands of acres of pristine backcountry acreage. So you can really get your backcountry ski on! Eagle Point also has a terrain park, a couple of nice lodges, and fantastic snow. Everything you need for the perfect weekend. Day prices start at $35 and go up to $70.
So whether you’re needing a quick Saturday get-a-way, or you’re planning a ski vacation, Southern Utah pretty much has you covered. And don’t forget after you finish on the slopes, you can always spend the next day golfing in Saint George, or exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. There’s plenty to see and do around here.