Hotel At a Glance: DoubleTree Resort & Spa by Hilton Brian Head
The Brian Head Ski area surrounds this DoubleTree resort; from here, you'll have quick access to lifts and powder via the area shuttle, which stops directly outside the front doors. After a day in the snow, return to this luxurious, log-cabin style hotel, which has rustic river rock fireplaces welcome guests, a waterfall pool and a spa inside.
- Go skiing at the Brian Head Ski Area, which has 71 runs and three terrain parks
- Catch a shuttle to the ski area and downtown; there's a shuttle stop directly in front of the hotel
- Unwind in a waterfall pool and whirlpools, work out in the fitness center, or head to the Red Leaf Spa to have a pampering treatment
- Spacious rooms featuring exposed wooden beams and knotted-pine furnishings
- Leany's Steakhouse, the onsite restaurant, serves up savory breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and The Lift Lounge and Patio has casual cuisine and chandeliers made of antlers
Brian Head, Utah: Skiing and National Forests
Brian Head is a tiny town in deep Southern Utah—only 118 residents—known for being the home of the Brian Head Ski Resort, Utah's highest-elevation ski resort, with a base elevation of 9,600 feet. It has more than 640 skiable acres and nine lifts.
Skiing isn't the only focus in this nature wonderland—there are snowmobile rental outfits in town, too, and if snowshoeing or hiking is more your speed, there's plenty to see in Dixie National Forest. It occupies nearly two million acres of Utah's landscape and features everything from gorgeous red rocks to cacti and dramatic canyons. You''ll also be close to Utah's first national park, Zion National Park, where you can follow the paths of pioneer ancestors and check out giant sandstone cliffs.