December 17, 2012
Brian Head, UT – Brian Head Resort is a proud supporter of the local community, and recently worked with graduate students in the Arts Administration program at Southern Utah University, in partnership with Turn Community Services and Special Olympics Utah, to host the Snowshoe Shuffle at Brian Head Resort. Brian Head Resort donated 50% of its lift ticket revenue from the day of the event. The event and the money donated serves to enable Southern Utah Special Olympians to travel and compete in the statewide games.
“We believe it’s important to support our local community, and felt that hosting this event and donating to the Special Olympics was certainly a worthy cause,” says Burke Wilkerson, Brian Head Resort General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. “We also host the Southern Region Special Olympic Winter Qualifying event, and donate to many other admirable organizations in Southern Utah including an on-going toy drive for Toys for Tots.”
About Brian Head Resort (866-930-1010/www.BrianHead.com): Located in the red rock mountains of Southern Utah, Brian Head Resort annually averages nearly 360 inches of “The Greatest Snow on Earth." It’s among the best values in North American snow sports: $49 adult all-day lift ticket and $35 for children 12-and-under and seniors 65+. Half-day tickets are $40 and $29, respectively. During the Resort’s Holiday periods, full-day rates are $56 and $40, and $46 and $33 half day. Everyone age 5 and under always ski free with a paying adult. Brian Head Resort’s incredible snow accumulation is in great part explained by it base elevation, 9,600 ft., making it the highest in Utah. It covers over 660 acres of beautiful terrain for downhill skiing and snowboarding. This includes multiple terrain parks and more than 70 ski trails served by eight chair lifts. Brian Head Resort’s family-friendly atmosphere includes an uncrowded setting with rarely a lift line, an award-winning, all-inclusive children's learning program for ages 3-12 at the Navajo Lodge Learning Center, and an entire mountain and facility dedicated to kids and newcomers to winter sports. Brian Head Resort was named a “Top Family Getaway” by the Family Travel Forum. The Resort also offers a State-licensed day care facility, and assorted options for other outdoor activities. There are multiple options for lodging in Brian Head, along with après ski dining, drinking, and entertainment.
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TURN Community Services serves to support people of all ages with disabilities in the community through a variety of residential and day programs, as well as job services. Special Olympics, Utah provides year-round athletic training events, and competition for children and adults with disabilities, and to give them opportunities to develop physical, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympians, and the community. Brian Head Resort is a proud supporter of these organizations, and looks forward to working with them on future events.
Editorial contact: Jon Christoffersen
Brian Head Resort
435-677-2035 ext. 217