PowderTwins, Brian Head and Elevation

By Yeti Mar 13, 2012
We are the PowderTwins and are using our 5th Grade Passes to ski all 14 resorts in Utah this season. We just skied at Brian Head, our 10th resort, and slept at 10,000 feet!
PowderTwins, Brian Head and Elevation

Hi everyone, this is Anna.  Imagine a forest filled resort in southern Utah and that is what Brian Head Ski Resort literally is.  Brain Head is WAY up in the mountains and the base elevation is 10,000 feet!  That is higher than the top of a lot of ski resorts, and it means they get a lot of snow.  From the ski resort you get to see snow and awesome red rocks mixed together.

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There are two mountains at Brian Head, Navajo Peak for Beginners and Giant Steps Mountain for more advanced skiers.  We stayed on the Giant Steps side where we had no lift lines and often had entire runs to ourselves.  Our favorite trails led to the two terrain parks that had all different kinds of boxes, rails and jumps.  These runs were super fun.
After skiing all day we ate at Casa De Amigos, which you can literally ski to at the bottom of the Black Foot chair.  The food was so good, and I really liked the cool murals painted on the walls.  After that we went back to our hotel at The Grand Lodge at Brian Head.  This place is a kid’s paradise – you get warm cookies when you check-in, the indoor swimming pool has a waterfall that lights up, and the French Toast comes filled with raspberries!

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Hi, this is Jacob.  I love Brian Head because it is filled with awesome jumps.  Because there were no crowds we could go on as many jumps as we wanted, and never had to wait for a turn in the terrain park.  I’ve created a video below to show you some of the jumps.


We may have gotten a little carried away on the jumps when we told our little brother to go off a big tabletop jump (he’s only 5).  He had to go fast to clear the flat part, and so I told him to “do all french fries and no pizzas.”  He totally listened and hit the jump going so fast.  He went FLYING and almost did a backflip, then wiped out on his landing.  He was fine and laughed about it, and got some good cheers from the ski lift.  Here is a video of it.


We had so much fun visiting Brian Head with our family.  I cannot believe we have now skied 10 of Utah’s 14 resorts – the 5th Grade Passport is awesome.  I’m looking forward to doing the rest.  If you have any questions about what a kid thinks about Brian Head, please let us know in the comments below.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @PowderTwins.