Spring Break lodging and lift ticket packages in Brian Head, UT at Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa and The Grand Lodge at Brian Head make the destination an incredible value for families seeking Spring Break skiing and snowboarding on Utah’s legendary powder snow, “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Due to substantial snow accumulation from February storms, Brian Head just extended its season to April 15, 2012 from April 8, 2012. Brian Head in Southern Utah and is 100 percent open. It has enjoyed a great snow year in what’s been a weak snow-year nationally. Year-to-date Brian Head has over fourteen feet of snow, and March snow fall averages 57.8 inches and April 45.5 (Western Regional Climate Center http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ut0900). Brian Head’s base elevation is 9,600 feet, Utah’s highest. So the snow lasts late into the season.
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Now through April 14, 2012, Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa is offering 25% off winter room rates and discounted lift tickets. The discounted room rate is $80.00 weekdays and $93.00 Friday and Saturday, including tax, for a newly-renovated Junior Villa, which has two queen beds, a kitchenette with under-counter refrigerator, sink, microwave and a coffee maker. For its guests, the lodge has full day all-age lift tickets for $25 Monday-Friday and $39 Saturday & Sunday. Regular lift ticket prices are $49/adults and $35/12 and-under and seniors 65 and over. The lodge runs a free shuttle to the adjacent Brian Head Resort ski area. Must book directly with lodge at 435-677-3000 and mention "SPRING BREAK" to receive these prices. Room and lift tickets must be booked at least 72 hours prior to arrival. A deposit equal to 50% of the total price plus taxes is due at the time of making your reservation. Lift tickets are nonrefundable. A full refund of your room deposit will be issued providing that notification of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. All rooms have a gas fireplace, a full bath with jetted tub, cable television and telephones with data port. All units are non-smoking. Pets are not allowed. Guests can enjoy an indoor pool and hot tubs, a fitness center and spa. Some complimentary covered parking is available (www.cedarbreakslodge.com).
Now through April 14, 2012, the pet-friendly Grand Lodge at Brian Head has a lodging and lift ticket package, the “Après Ski Package, for $199.00 plus tax per night Sunday thru Thursday and $219.00 plus tax per night Friday and Saturday. The package includes accommodations for two in a Resort Queen or a Resort King room, two Brian Head Resort adult lift tickets per night stayed and two appetizers per day at The Lift Lounge & Patio. For these and many other events and packages, visit www.grandlodgebrianhead.com or call 435-677-9000. Rates are subject to availability, and the standard Pet Fee is USD $25.00 per night. Pet policy agreement must be signed at check-in. Mandatory leash policy applies. Small to medium-sized animals only. All reservations require a credit card guarantee, and a full refund of the required deposit will be issued providing notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to your reserved arrival. Enhanced with the most modern of amenities, the 100-room Grand Lodge at Brian Head pays homage to the majestic beauty of the southern Utah landscape with stone, timber and log walls, rough-hewn wood, wood beam ceilings, stone fireplaces and bronze metal and granite accented furnishings. Guests can enjoy an indoor pool with cascading waterfall, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a fitness center and the Red Leaf Spa. Complimentary parking is available and all rooms are non-smoking.
Many airlines fly to Las Vegas, which is three hours from Brian Head, see http://www.mccarran.com/airlines.aspx. There is a United Express flight from LAX to St. George, Utah, only 90-minutes from Brian Head. Brian Head is off Interstate-15. Exit at Parowan, UT and drive 13 miles to Brian Head. Postcard-worthy scenery on the drive along Interstate-15 can include the Mojave National Preserve, Las Vegas skyline, Virgin River Gorge and Southern Utah's Color Country, America's largest concentration of natural scenic wonders– and generally very little traffic and no twisty, hairpin turns.
Brian Head’s March activities beyond skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing include Mardi Gras Weekend (March 9-10) when anyone wearing beads receives half price lift tickets; St. Patrick’s Day Party (March 17) when a 2012-2013 Brian Head Season Pass will be part of an on-mountain scavenger hunt; the Brian Head Resort Spring Fair (March 31) which includes games, contests and the annual “Dummy Jump.”
About Brian Head Resort (866-930-1010/www.BrianHead.com): Located in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Utah, 3 hours northeast of Las Vegas, the 2011/2012. Brian Head’s incredible snow accumulation is in great part explained by it base elevation, 9,600 ft., the highest in Utah. Its yearly average of nearly 400 inches of “The Greatest Snow on Earth" covers 650 acres of ski terrain for downhill skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding. This includes multiple terrain parks and 65 ski trails served by eight lifts. There are multiple options for lodging along with après ski dining and drinking and entertainment. Brian Head’s location is perfect for combining a skiing or snowboarding trip with a visit to Las Vegas, and it 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.