This past weekend, Brian Head Resort held a limited opening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A lack of natural snow forced Brian Head to push back their original opening date until enough man-made snow could be produced. The current base depth is 14 inches.
Chair 3 and chair 6 are currently the only lifts running. They provide access to three runs (Heavenly Daze, Lower Bear Paw and First Time) as well as a small terrain park.
According to Brian Head, the resort will remain closed Monday through Thursday and open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. In addition to the limited hours offered during the day, night skiing with also be open from 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
Conditions over the weekend were average for what can be expected for early season snow. The groomed snow allowed for smooth, moderately quick runs in the morning, giving way to slower, slushier runs in the afternoon as temperatures increased. There were several areas near the edges of the runs that appeared to be thin.
Weather predictions for the next week appear to be conducive to better snow conditions. Cooler temperatures during the day will allow for better retention of the current base and temperatures low enough during the nights will allow for more snowmaking. In addition to lower temperatures, there is also a chance for natural snow on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on current conditions and a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.brianhead.com.