December 1, 2010
Brian Head, UTAH– Brian Head Resort offers a special season pass rate for local students, the $159 “Iron & Garfield County Student Pass” for Kindergarteners through 12th graders. The regular-priced student pass is $249. Also for locals, Brian Head offers the 2010-2011 Brian Head Winter Sports Club Saturday Youth Ski/Snowboard Program, which extends a 50% discount to residents of Southern Utah’s Iron and Washington Counties ages 8-17: an early season, three-Saturday, mini-camp for $130 and a five-Saturday program for $215. Price includes transportation from Cedar City, lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and a free beverage with lunch.
In its second year, this supervised program was previously known as the Iron/Washington County Parks and Recreation Program.
Deadline for reservations for the Youth Ski and Snowboard 3-week program is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
Deadline for reservations for the five-Saturday program is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2010.
The 2010 dates of the three-Saturday mini-camp session are Saturdays December 4, 11 and 18. The 2011 dates for the full, five-week session are Saturdays January 22 and 29, and February 5, 12 and 26.
Sign-up for this program is done online at http://brianhead.com/youth.html. Questions not answered on the website can be addressed at 866-930-1010.
“This is basically no increase from last year’s price, and is our way of helping out during the current economic crisis. Further, this is a whopping 50% discount from the regular price for a similar Winter Sport’s lesson package,” explained Brian Head Resort’s Sales, Marketing and PR Manager, Jon Christoffersen.
Christoffersen noted that a minimum of 40 participants in each session is required for the program to be viable. The maximum number of registrants allowed for each session will be 55 participants.
All participants are grouped by sport and level, and all cell phones and beepers must be turned off during lessons.
Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah is renowned among America’s most admired ski areas for providing high-quality skiing and snowboarding lessons in a safe, relaxed and uncrowded setting. Iconic snowsports blog, www.FirstTracksOnline.com, summed it up: “Brian Head: Altitude, Not Attitude...It's the staple of family skiing…very family-friendly.” And the Family Travel Forum reported that “Brian Head's focus is on beginner and intermediate terrain and ski and snowboarding education.”
The instructors at Brian Head specialize in making the learning curve short and making the experience memorable. Their unsurpassed reputation for teaching both children and adults is only made more attractive by its 2010-2011 deals on ski and snowboard instruction for all ages, as well as equipment rentals.
Brian Head’s well-deserved status as among THE places to learn or improve skiing and boarding has its roots in the resort’s General Manager, Henry Hornberger. Few in all of North America’s snowsports industry have more experience than Hornberger at instructing skiers and boarders, both novices and those intent on moving from intermediate to advanced level.
Before arriving at Brian Head in 1996, Henry was the first person to head up the ski school at Taos Ski Valley after the passing of its legendary founder, Ernie Blake. Henry ran Taos’ ski school for nearly two decades before being named the director of the ski school at Aspen Mountain, widely considered to be the flagship mountain of iconic Aspen.
About Brian Head Resort: at 9,600-11,307 feet above sea level, it is the highest ski resort base elevation in Utah. It averages nearly 400 inches yearly of the "Greatest Snow on Earth," has three terrain parks, eight lifts, 65 ski trails and 650 acres of ski terrain for downhill skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding from mid-November through mid-April. There are also assorted options for après ski dining and drinking, entertainment and ecotourism, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and much more. Brian Head’s very family-friendly atmosphere includes an uncrowded setting with no lift-lines, an award-winning, all-inclusive children's program for ages 3-12 at Navajo Lodge Learning Center, an entire mountain and facility dedicated to kids and newcomers to winter sports. There is also a state licensed day care facility. Brian Head’s location is perfect for combining a skiing or snowboarding trip with a visit to Las Vegas. Likewise, Brian Head is likely closer to more national parks than any other ski resort town in North America; Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, The Grand Canyon, and Great Basin are all within easy reach. Cedar Breaks National Monument is two miles from Brian Head.