March 17, 2011
Brian Head, UT – Just in time for spring break, a new flight has been introduced for Southern Californians that love to ski and snowboard. Access is now easier than ever to southern Utah’s legendary dry, powder snow.
A United Express flight operated by SkyWest Airlines offers nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the new St. George Municipal Airport (SGU), in Southern Utah, just 90 minutes from Brian Head Resort in the Rocky Mountains.
The roundtrip flight, initiated on March 6, 2011, operates six times a week onboard the EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft. Sunday through Friday, the approximately 90-minute flight departs LAX each afternoon, as does the return flight from SGU.
Year-round car rentals are available at the St. George Municipal Airport from several national chains, and several shuttle services are available. See http://www.flysgu.com for details.
Southern California has traditionally been a significant market for Brian Head, with many Southland snow sports enthusiasts annually driving to Southern Utah to enjoy "The Greatest Snow on Earth" and the peaceful, family-oriented atmosphere at the resort. Now the resort’s operators think the new flight will encourage more Southern Californians to expand their ski and snowboard experiences.
“Brian Head is very excited by the new flight’s potential and is supporting SkyWest efforts to see that the flight becomes popular,” according to Brian Head Resort Sales, Marketing and PR Manager, Jon Christoffersen.
“For the many Southern Californian skiers and snowboarders that just don’t have the time to drive, this flight makes Southern Utah a spring time option.”
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.
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Editorial contact: John Brice
Brice & Associates