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Utah Skiing: Off The Beaten Path

By  Lynn O'Rourke Hayes   

Nestled in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah is Brian Head Resort, Utah’s most affordable and family friendly ski resort. Brian Head is known as Utah’s

Southern Beauty, home to the same great snow as Utah’s northern resorts, but with lift tickets that are almost half the price and crowds that are virtually non-existent. Add in a first class ski school and childcare program, The Grand Lodge at Brian Head (a brand new resort lodge and day spa), and a down-to-earth mountain ski town, and you’ve got one of the all-around best family ski destinations in the Western US at a excellent value.  Great Utah Snow for half the dough. 

Something For Everyone

Brian Head offers a full range of terrain to suit all ability levels, stunning vistas of southern Utah’s red rock landscape and nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, and its home to a full service ski school program for all ages and skill levels. Full price regular season lift tickets cost just $49 and kids under 5 ski free. Family members that don’t ski will find plenty of ways to stay occupied, whether it be snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, enjoying a relaxing spa treatment or racing down the lift-serviced tubing hill.  Brian Head Resort is conveniently located with-in a few hours’ drive of major cities in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. 

There are loads of deals for winter ski vacations; many include lodging and passes. Here are several examples of package offers: 

Springhill Suites by Marriott in nearby Cedar City is offering the Escape Ski Package:

Weekday $159 (p/night and 2 ski tickets p/room)

Weekend $169 (p/night and 2 ski tickets p/room)

 

Call (435)586-1685 and mention “Brian Head Ski Package” to receive a tourism discount or visit: www.marriott.com/cdcsh. Rate and deal is based on availability. Each room will receive 2 Brian Head lift tickets per night booked and paid for. Only 2 tickets will be distributed p/day.  Blackout dates apply. Not valid with any other discounts. Please call hotel for additional details.

Alpine Lodging and Condo Rentals is offering Early Ski Season deals:

Mid-Week Stay and Ski Free (Sunday-Thursday).

From $89/night. Includes two lift passes during your entire stay (a $98 value).  Each additional lift pass is only $35 (save $14).

Weekend Stay and Free (Friday-Saturday)

Price start at $139/night. Includes two lift passes during your entire stay (a $98 value). Additional lift passes available at discounted price.

 

Alpine Lodging and Condo Rentals: (702)-529-1490 or visit www.alpinelodgingrentals.com

 

To learn more about Brian Head or to book a ski vacation visit www.scenicsouthernutah.com or www.brianhead.com.

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