Mountain Capital Partners to Add Brian Head Resort


Mountain Capital Partners, the growing Durango-based resort group, will acquire Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah.  MCP already operates Nordic Valley in the northern part of the state along with ski and bike resorts in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.  “We’re proud to welcome Brian Head Resort and its employees to the MCP family,” said James Coleman, managing partner of the privately-held collective.  “Brian Head’s family friendly vibe and proximity to Southern Utah’s famous red cliffs and national parks greatly enhances our portfolio and supports our mission to make skiing and riding more accessible and affordable.”

Opened in 1964, Brian Head features four newer Doppelmayr lifts along with four classic Yan fixed grip chairlifts.  Just this fall, the mountain completed construction on its second detachable quad named the Navajo Express.  Brian Head’s current ownership, led by its president and majority owner John Grissinger, purchased the resort in 2012 and invested nearly $16.5 million in capital improvements.  “We’re incredibly grateful to John Grissinger and his entire team for their hard work, vision and dedication to the development and success of Brian Head Resort,” noted Coleman.

Power Pass holders will enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access at Brian Head beginning this season.

2 thoughts on “Mountain Capital Partners to Add Brian Head Resort

  1. che guevara November 5, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    Whenever drought hits the southwest (as it is wont to do) they’re screwed. I’m puzzled why they don’t seek geographic and climatic diversity like Vail and Alterra.


    • Patrick November 6, 2019 / 12:00 am

      Purgatory, Snowbowl, Sipapu, and Brian Head are relatively well-positioned with snowmaking and high elevation to prosper even in drought/warm times. And by driving business to the PowerPass rather than day tickets, they lock in a big chunk of revenue even if the Southwest’s ski season is weak.
      I think it’s pretty remarkable that MCP has cobbled together this network that actually beats Epic or Ikon in a fast-growing region and with far less capital.

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