These Spring Lift Tickets Are the Real Deal

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What’s better than getting over 200 inches of snowfall in a single season? Getting to ski it, for one. But how about getting access to that sweet, sweet pow for just $19? Well, I have good news for you — you can at Brian Head Resort this spring.

Lift ticket prices across Utah currently range from $89 to $184. They can even go as high as $299 for a single day of skiing (looking at you, Deer Valley). Unlike Park City, Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton, or Snowbird, Brian Head Resort isn’t on the Epic or Ikon Passes, which helps keep its prices generally below $100.

But even for an independent ski area, $19 is a heck of a deal.

In fact, I haven’t seen a deal this sweet since New Mexico’s Sandia Peak reopened or since Jackson Hole offered $25 lift tickets for skiing in jeans. The theme here is that it pays (or saves?) to buy online and in advance. The further ahead you look on the Brian Head Resort lift ticket page, the cheaper the tickets get right up to the end of the season.

So, if skiing seems too expensive, just wait until spring! And head to Brian Head Resort.

How to Score $19 Lift Tickets

Brian Head Resort in southern Utah; (photo/Mike Saemisch, courtesy of Brian Head Resort)

This deal seems too good to be true, you may be thinking. Nope, it’s real. And here’s why. This week, Brian Head Resort announced it’s extending its ski season by three extra weeks. Originally planning to close on April 14, the resort will now be fully open into May. The resort projects a closing date of May 5.

“We’re excited to keep the fun going with bluebird days, spring skiing, and events through closing day,” said Amber Palmer, marketing manager at Brian Head Resort. Since it wasn’t planning to be open that late in the season, the resort has strategically created an irresistible lift ticket deal to attract visitors.

For those three bonus weeks, from April 15 to Closing Day, you can ski for just $19. The $19 lift tickets must be purchased in advance on Brian Head Resort’s website. Regular lift tickets run from $29 to $81 for the remainder of the season, depending on the date.

And the deal gets even better. Kids 12 and under ski for free (all season long at Brian Head). Also, in addition to $19 lift tickets, skiers can snag $25 rentals and a $10 resort credit with their lift ticket purchase for the remainder of the season.

The resort will be scaling down on “tubing, night skiing, and lessons,” but otherwise, the full resort will be operating as spring skiing conditions allow.

Resort Operations and Details

If you are planning to take advantage of Brian Head’s discounted tickets, consider also putting this on your radar: Brian Head Resort has a Spring Carnival, Pond Skim, Costume Slalom Race, and Rail Jam on April 6. (Lift tickets are $43 for the day right now.)

Brian Head Resort currently offers 650 acres of lift-served terrain across 71 runs and two mountains. With the highest base elevation in Utah at 9,600 feet, the resort has an average annual snowfall of nearly 360 inches. This season, Brian Head Resort received over 17 feet of snowfall.

And there’s more snow on the way, so don’t knock skiing in May just yet.