Enjoy starry skies and snowy sights surrounded by the classic red rock of southern Utah with a getaway to Brian Head.


Join us for a thrilling three-day journey as we explore the best that Brian Head has to offer. From skiing and snowboarding on the Greatest Snow on Earth to cozy evenings by the fire; experience the charm of winter in a small town. Grab your gear, bundle up, and let's go!


On the Slopes at Brian Head Resort

Day One in Brian Head


After checking into your chosen lodging, it's time to explore the dark skies and activities in Brian Head! 


EVENING: Start with dinner at one of the incredible options located at the Brian Head Mall. Enjoy Mexican cuisine with Rosales Mexican Restaurant, pizza and brews at Pizanos Pizzeria, or soup and sandwiches from Mountain Peak Cafe. After dinner get ready to glide between the trees and beneath the stars at Brian Head Ice. Daily ice skating tickets are available starting at $15 for children and $20 for adults with skate rentals available for $5. 


NIGHT: After ice skating take a short 5-minute drive from Brian Head to the Northern Overlook at Cedar Breaks National Monument. A certified International Dark Sky Park, Cedar Breaks is home to some incredible night sky views above a vibrant red rock amphitheater. If you're arriving on a Saturday, guided dark sky tours with park rangers are available starting at 5:30 pm. Learn more here.


Night Sky at Cedar Breaks - for blog

Day Two in Brian Head


Gear up (and bundle up) for another day of adventure. This time, we're hitting the slopes!


ALL DAY: With 71 runs and two high-speed quad lifts, there's so much to explore at Brian Head Resort! Reserve your lift tickets, grab your rentals, and scope out the runs you plan to pack in for the day! Red rock views and slopes just below Brian Head Peak can be accessed from the Giant Steps lodge and lift while the runs at Navajo Lodge offer a great space for beginners to get their bearings. The resort has a full bar in the Giant Steps Lodge at the Last Chair Grill & Brews and food at both lodges. Enjoy a beer by the fire on the patio at Giant Steps, grab a bite warm up a bit inside, and get back on the slopes. 


NIGHT: Brian Head Resort Night Riding is open on Blackfoot Lift every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased for as low as $25 on select dates and with such secluded night skies, the views are always worth it. 


Views from the top of the Giant Steps lift

Day Three in Brian Head


Before you check out and head for home, let's squeeze in just a bit more adventure. And we promise this one is worth getting up early for! 


MORNING: Bundled up with as many layers as you can comfortably fit, it's time to head out to Thunder Mountain Motorsports for a guided snowmobile tour. This guided tour will take you on a thrilling ride through Dixie National Forest to incredible sights. Quieted by a blanket of snow, when you cut the sound of snowmobiles it feels otherworldly between the wavy aspens and in front of red rock scenery at High Mountain Overlook and in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Even for first-time snowmobilers (trust us, we've been there) this tour is very do-able and fun. 

We recommend booking a three-hour tour to take in the best sights, or when you call, be sure to ask which tour is the best if you want to see the High Mountain Overlook. 

*Tours cannot be booked same day, but are easily reserved online before you arrive. They can accommodate large groups, single riders, and everything in between with tour options ranging from 1.5 hours to a full-day tour. 


AFTERNOON: As you're leaving Brian Head and traveling home some nearby sights are more than worth the stop. Places like the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs and the town of Parowan are great options if your journey home takes you north. Places like Cedar City the Southern Utah Museum of Art and Kolob Canyons are perfect stopping points if you're travelling south. 



Red rock formation in southern Utah covered in snow with snow covered trees in the foreground and a rising mountain peak in the background.