Brian Head, Utah Essentials

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Vital Stats 540 skiable acres; 1,707 vertical feet; 9,600-foot base elevation; 425 annual inches; five triples, one double, three surface lifts.

Ticket Prices $38 adult ($42 holiday); $25 child ($28 holiday); one child under 5 skis free with each paying adult.

Java Joints Hit the pushcart on the deck of the Giant Steps Lodge for a latté or espresso.

Dining The Double Black Diamond Steak House serves up the delicious steak dinner for which the West is famous. The Bump & Grind in The Mall next to the Giant Steps Lodge is a good option for breakfast, lunch or a casual dinner.

Lodging The independently owned Cedar Breaks Lodge (888-282-3327, cedarbreakslodge.com) is Brian Head's largest full-service mountain hotel, with 90 rooms and suites ($89-$289 per night). Numerous independent agencies act as property managers for on-mountain condos. Contact the Brian Head Chamber of Commerce (435-677-2810, brianheadchamber.com) for more information. Get more bang for your buck by booking a midweek package that includes two nights in Las Vegas, two nights at the resort and a two-day lift pass, starting at $155 per person (800-388-3669; brianhead.com).

Après-Ski The only on-mountain watering hole is the Pinnacle Breaks Club in the Cedar Breaks Lodge. Memberships are available and are free to guests of the Lodge.

Locals Tip Inner Harmony Yoga Retreat, just 3 miles from the slopes, offers all-inclusive week-long retreats from Dec. 4 through mid-April ($725-$1,400). Lodging, food, shuttles to the hill, a minimum of 5 hours of yoga a day, snowshoeing and cross-country equipment are included.

Getting There Brian Head is about 3.5 hours north of Las Vegas. Exit 75 off I-15 (Parowan), and then head 14 miles southeast to the resort.

Information 435-677-2035; brianhead.com.