Utah’s southernmost ski area expected to add 850 acres, seven lifts in the next 30 years.
Off The road to nowhere is a dead end, but something great is emerging.
Construction A development has been started that could more than double the area of skiable land. Brian Head Resort — Utah’s southernmost ski and snowboarding playground — not to mention the population of tiny Brian Head Town. The 30-year plan for Aspen MeadowsThe resort has a total of 2,000 acres and includes a third lodge. There are also 850 acres of skiing. That The proposed area would be located to the northeast of the resort’s 650-acre site. Plans In addition to the eight existing lifts, seven additional lifts are also included, some fixed and some of high-speed.
The Expanding would be a great thing. Brian HeadWith 1,500 acres total, the Seventh largest resort in the State Skiable acres. It Both would be able to jump ahead Solitude (1,199 acres). Brighton (1,048). It The size would be only a fraction that of Park City Mountain (7,300) Powder Mountain (6,999) — the two largest ski areas in the nation.
Flint DeckerPresident of the Aspen Meadows GroupIt was called “a” “legacy project.”
“It’s really going to be the best legacy project for Southern Utah, collectively,” He said.
Aspen Meadows Group It is a subsidiary Utah-based Gardner Plumb LC. That Group bought the property from former Brian Head Resort owner John Grissinger In 2021, two more years Grissinger Sold the resort To Durango, Colo.-based Mountain Capital Partners. MCP has an arrangement with the Aspen Meadows Group to manage mountain operations on new terrain, including snowmaking and ski patrol.
Plans For Aspen Meadows The conceptual master plan also includes hiking and biking trails. “world’s first bike-in neighborhood.” Brian Head Resort Offers already 54 miles of mountain biking with lift access.
“Together, we will advance our purpose of giving people the freedom to ski,” Marilyn Butler, Brian Head’s general manager, said in a news release, “while expanding both our winter and summer operations in the future.”
Decker When? Burt Nicols And Homer Vasels Fondated Brian Head They envisaged the creation of the in 1964. Aspen Meadows Area as part of the resort In According to local legend, Nicols He could be often seen on top of his bulldozer building a road to the aspen glade. Locals started calling it “The Aspen Glade Road”. “Burt’s Road to Nowhere.”
“What we’re developing,” Decker said, “that 30-year master plan of the project of Aspen Meadows, is what Burt always envisioned sitting on top of that bulldozer back in the ‘60s.”
Decker The road that leads to the development would also be named after it. Burt’s Road To Nowhere.
The The development process will be similar The Colony at White Pine Canyon On The Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort, Decker said. Skiers Snowboarders and skiers will be able park close to the area. Aspen Meadows The lodge will be surrounded with restaurants, rental services, and the like. Ski In the meantime, runs will wrap around individual residences and be part of a gated neighborhood.
Three Such communities are planned Aspen Meadows. Decker He said that he expected them to attract interest from teleworkers and national park enthusiasts, as well as people who are looking to relocate. Los Angeles And Las Vegas — the two metropolitan areas from which the resort draws many of its visitors. The Development will increase the number of residents by more than twice Brian Head Town, population: 155. YetAccording to Decker?, Aspen Meadows GroupMCP, the town leadership and MCP worked together to create a masterplan to help Brian Head Town Manage the growth.
“It’s been a very collaborative effort together, very transparent,” He said. “And one where we’ve held different public meetings so far, and will hold future public meetings as well.”
Trail Construction on the parcel will begin in the summer. Decker According to them, the first lifts will be available by the 2024-25 season. For those who can’t wait, Decker said they’re offering prospective homebuyers snowcat tours of the property followed by a gourmet lunch in a heated yurt … in the middle of nowhere.