Ski with a Dixie National Forest Ranger at Brian Head Ski Resort

Yes, there is snow! You can check current conditions on the Brian Head Resort website.

We just received this press release from the Dixie National Forest:

“Cedar City, UT – Join Forest Service Snow Rangers as they guide tours on the ski slopes of Brian Head Resort.

On Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 am and 2:00pm meet with Forest Service rangers to learn about some of the natural history, cultural history, and geology of the area, and to learn about the public/private partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Brian Head Resort in providing public recreation opportunities on National Forest System lands.

If you would like to participate in the event, skiers or snowboarders must have a valid day pass or season pass to ride the lift, and have at least an intermediate skiing or snowboarding ability.  Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have intermediate skiing or snowboarding ability.

Meet at Brian Head Resort, Giant Steps Chairlift #2.   Please gather at the bottom of the chairlift #2, beginning at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., respectively.  After a brief orientation at the bottom of the Giant Steps Lift, the group will ride the chairlift to the top and re-group for the start of the tour.  The tour route will be on existing intermediate ski runs and will last approximately 45 minutes, ending back at the bottom of the Giant Steps Lift #2.

In the case of extreme or changing weather, including very high winds, poor visibility, or other adverse weather conditions the event may be cancelled at the time of the tour.

“I encourage participation in this event, as it is a unique opportunity to ski alongside Forest Service Snow Rangers”, said Cedar City District Ranger, Veronica Magnuson “as well as learn about the winter forest ecosystem and the partnership between Brian Head Ski Resort and the Dixie National Forest.”

For more information, contact the Dixie National Forest at (435) 865-3700.

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