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What to Expect in Brian Head 25th through the 1st of next month.

post #1 of 8
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We booked a condo for 4 nights and I was just wondering what to expect there?  I'm an intermediate that is pretty comfortable on black runs in at the SoCal ski hills.  I guess, does anyone have advice on nightlife, or what there is to see and do in town?

 

Thanks,

 

~S

post #2 of 8

My take is that most of the terrain at Brian Head is pretty similar in difficulty to similarly-marked runs at Snow Summit, so it sounds like you should be fine. Explore Giant Steps/Roulette/The Dunes while they're open, since wind might pick up and close them unpredictably.

 

Nightlife? Hmm, bring plenty of DVDs so you won't have to rent, I guess :) Definitely head over to Cedar Breaks for at least a little while, maybe enjoy the sunset there.

post #3 of 8
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Thanks for the advice New2Utah, I'll check those runs out.  I'm crossing my fingers the weather will cooperate. :)

post #4 of 8

Soporific, I own a condo up in Brian Head at the Lofts and I will actually be up there too from March 30 - April 3. Like New2Utah said, you will be fine on most of the terrain. There are a couple of good steeps off of the Dunes that you may want to be ready for but most of Brian Head is pretty tame. The fun is when the powder hits and then we'll be making fresh tracks all day.

 

Nightlife? Friday and Sat Apre Ski in the Last Chair Saloon has live music from 4-7. The have a pretty good selection of beers there too. Also, you can shoot pool in at the Grand Lodge Lift Bar which is nice. There is not too much going on very late in this small town. My best advice is to hit Vegas on your way home! ;-)

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Actually it sounds about just right for me regarding terrain with the ability to hit both challenging and routine stuff.  I think, based on Google maps that we are in a ski in/out condo off of chair 8.  And I'm hoping my wife and her friend is going to be able to get to the beginner lessons without the local bus though.

 

How often does it snow up there?  I'm on 184/84 width skis and absolutely suck in powder above about 4 inches.  Not much powder here in SoCal.

 

Cool deal about the Saloon, I wasn't sure if it was basically a dead town after the lifts close.

 

Thanks!

post #6 of 8

At 123" so far, the snow has been a little stingy this year but still better than the last couple of years. I'm still pretty new to Brian Head but I keep hearing the whispers of legendary past winters with 400-500 inches of snowfall. I can't wait to hit that jackpot!

post #7 of 8
The level of difficulty is the same as socal resorts like summit and snow valley definitely nothing that matches mt baldy. As for nightlife maybe cedar city myself i made a daytrip while in vegas. Oh and obey the 65mph once you cross over the arizona border into st george its a speedtrap got a ticket but he's reduced it once he saw my skis
post #8 of 8
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Sounds like I'm going to have an excellent time then, since I can't ski quite a bit of Baldy or at least I couldn't back when it actually had snow.  But the other local mountains are no problem.

 

Thanks for the tip on St. George, that would suck to get a $500 ticket starting out the trip.

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