Three Ski Resorts Within Three Hours of Southern Utah

Posted: February 25, 2021 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 3 minutes

Three Ski Resorts Within Three Hours of Southern UtahSouthern Utah University is known for its proximity to national parks and outdoor recreation year round. During the snowy winter seasons, it’s a right of passage for many Utahns to ski at the resorts across and surrounding the state. While you might recognize the northern Utah ski resorts, the ski resorts in southern Utah are definitely a best-kept secret with less crowds, shorter lift lines and Utah’s greatest snow.

Check out these three Utah ski resorts within three hours of the SUU and southern Utah.

Southern Utah Ski Resorts

Brian Head, Utah

“Covering over 650 acres and 1,370 vertical feet, the resort has two connected mountains, Giant Steps and Navajo, offering 71 runs, 8 chair lifts, and 3 surface lifts,” says a blog post from Ski Utah. “Navajo Mountain has gentle slopes for beginners and intermediates while Giant Steps Mountain caters to intermediate and advanced terrain with moderate bump runs, roller-coaster cruisers and a moderate terrain park. There is limited extreme terrain but if you don’t mind a short hike to the summit of Brian Head Peak, you’ll find some great vertical bombing down a number of expert chutes.”

Eagle Point, Utah

“With ample lodging nearby, a weekend trek to Eagle Point is a vacation made simple,” says another blog post from Ski Utah. “The affordable rates, reasonable lift ticket prices and some of the most attractively priced lessons in the state of Utah make Eagle Point a great destination for winter-loving families. Without breaking the bank, families can explore 650 acres of tree-lined groomers, steeps, a terrain park and refreshingly uncrowded slopes. Eagle Point feels a bit like a private country club sans any semblance of snobbery. This mountain maintains a welcoming atmosphere where tourists and locals alike feel right at home.”

Nevada Ski Resorts

Lee Canyon, Nevada

“In addition to Lee Canyon’s trails, you’ll find a terrain park filled with ever-changing rails and table-top jumps,” says a blog post from Travel Nevada. “The resort also offers numerous skiing and snowboarding classes for children, ranging from kids just starting the winter sports to those developing racing skills. Tubing, snowshoeing, and snow play areas also open up depending on mountain conditions.”

 

The prices listed in this story do not include the cost of equipment, parking, transportation, food, lodging, etc. Visit the included websites for days and hours of operation.

Whether you are looking for a full day on the slopes, or a fun afternoon on the tubing hill, the Greatest Snow on Earth is closer than you think. Plan your next trip to one of southern Utah’s ski resorts to add some adventure to your winter months.

Check out other popular, local ski destinations and experiences on VisitUtah.

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