Winter Back Country Acclaim for Southern Utah
November 1, 2010
CEDAR CITY, UT – Several media outlets worldwide are recognizing the unique terrain, pristine powder and undeniable beauty that southern Utah has to offer in the winter. With publications world wide discovering the winter beauty of southern Utah, it’s no wonder that Warren Miller’s latest film “Wintervention” features an entire segment on south west Utah – specifically Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Australia’s #1 sports magazine “Snow Action” visited Brian Head Resort last winter, were duly impressed and will feature southern Utah in February 2011 Ski Safaris. “Snow Bomb Magazine” explored the “nether regions of southern Utah” during the summer through a Ski Utah partnership bringing top tier writers and winter devotees to experience Brian Head Resort and surrounding outdoor adventures. Most recently, the UK publication “Whitelines” October edition chronicles the adventures of several X-games participants, a writer, photographer and their tourism guides in southern Utah. The article features both back country excursions and Brian Head Resort, showing stunning photos of professional snowboarder, Dom Harrington launching off local red rocks of “False Breaks”.
The popular back country red rock excursion to “False Breaks” is located in Dixie National Forest, just east of Cedar City on SR 14. Steve Robinson, Recreation and Lands Staff Officer for the Dixie National Forest, notes about winter adventures: “The usual back country precautions should be taken by experienced skiers and boarders, including avalanche beckons. Even though there are no permits issued for these areas, this is very much a back country experience and no rescue resources readily available.” He also adds that certain Wilderness Areas are designated as “non-motorized use” areas.
If skiing off cliffs, weaving in between red rock hoo-doos (and hiking back out) is a bit extreme for your winter adventure tastes, Brian Head Resort offers over 650 acres of uncrowded skiable terrain for all levels. Deer Valley Recreation Area (up Cedar Canyon on SR 14) will expand 12 kilometers to 20 kilometers of groomed Nordic Trails. Additionally, a snowmobile excursion from Brian Head town to High Mountain Overlook of Cedar Breaks is a view in winter not to be missed.
Cedar City-Brian Head
Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center
581 N. Main
Cedar City, Ut 84721
Contact: Bonnie Char (435) 586-5127