Brian Head Resort and a developer jointly announced a project called Aspen Meadows yesterday, to include up to seven chairlifts and a two stage gondola linking to Brian Head Mountain. Construction has already begun on roads and utilities and Aspen Meadows Group is working with SE Group on ski terrain design. The concept includes more than 850 acres of new ski terrain to the north of existing trails on Brian Head Peak.
Aspen Meadows would include a third base area for the ski area with a village center, additional parking and skier services. Preliminary maps show mostly beginner and intermediate trails above the village with lifts up to 4,000 feet long and vertical rises ranging between 300 and 1,100 feet. The gondola would include a transport segment from the existing Navajo base lodge and a ski section within Aspen Meadows.
“Aspen Meadows is truly a special collection of alpine lands, with the perfect slope aspects for ski terrain never before seen by most visitors to this region of southern Utah,” said A. Flint Decker, president of the Aspen Meadows Group. “We’re proud to be a part of this new chapter in our community’s history as we share new ski terrain and resort amenities with the town of Brian Head and the guests of Brian Head Resort.”
No timeline has been set for the first lifts to go in.
This is a great opportunity for Brian Head to drastically expand its footprint (more than doubling its skiable acres) and the real estate should appeal to Las Vegas residents looking to purchase a second home within driving distance. Looks to be a good project.
Is it part of Brian head ?
Booo! Hasn’t that poor mountain been pledged and destroyed enough between ugly concrete condos and wildfires? Must we continue to scar the mountain side?
The mountain doesn’t care.
This sounds very similar to the planned Crystal Mountain expansion that was to link to Brianhead back in 1997. By 2000 that was given up. ” Development of ski terrain in the Crystal Mountain area was eliminated from detailed
analysis because the area continues to lack the base area facilities, accessible utilities, and
private land base that would make it a feasible alternative.”
Real estate prices have tripled in a lot of areas. I know someone who bought a house in 2001 and it’s one of those where it has gone up 3x.
Looks like a lot of meh terrain in a beautiful setting that will probably sell a bunch of real estate.