FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Brian Head Ski Resort. Eight lifts, including a new high-speed, detachable quad chairlift, transport skiers to trails covering more than 650 acres of terrain, starting at a base elevation of 9,600 feet. Expert skiers head for the 11,300-foot summit of Brian Head Peak for access to more challenging 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. During summer and fall the resort is a favorite with mountain biking enthusiasts. 329 S. Hwy. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 866/930–1010. www.brianhead.com. Lift tickets $49. Mid Nov.–mid Apr., daily 9:30–4:30.
Brian Head Sports. The largest outfitter in town 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. Village Way, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677–2014. www.brianheadsports.com.
Georg's Ski Shop and Bikes. Just down the road from Brian Head Resort, this popular ski shop has new and rental skis, snowboards, and bikes. The friendly staff is experienced at helping both beginning and advanced skiers find the perfect gear. 612 S. Hwy. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677–2013. www.georgsskishop.com.