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Brian Head

Skiing and Snowboarding

At Brian Head Ski Resort eight lifts service 50 trails covering almost 500 acres of terrain, starting at a base elevation of 9,600 feet. The Peak Express snowcat takes expert skiers to the 11,300-foot summit of Brian Head Peak for access to ungroomed runs. A half-pipe, trails, and terrain park attract hordes of snowboarders. From the top you can see the red-rock cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument to the southwest. 329 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 866/930–1010. www.brianhead.com. Lift tickets $45. Late Nov.–late Apr., daily 9:30–4:30.

The largest outfitter in town, Brianhead Sports caters to cyclists, skiers, and snowboarders with equipment and accessories for rent or purchase. The store runs a mountain-bike shuttle that's handy for riding area trails that end far from where they start. 269 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677-2014.

Down the road from Brian Head Resort, Georg's Ski Shop and Bikes has new and rental skis, snowboards, and bikes. 612 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677-2013.

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