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Brian Head, Utah Has Been Picked Up By Mountain Capital Partners


Mountain Captial Partners (MCP), the operator of the largest collective of ski resorts in the Southwest, has just added Brian Head Resort to the list, making for the second Utah-based ski resort to be part of that collective alongside Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Northern Utah.

“We’re proud to welcome Brian Head Resort and its employees to the MCP family,” said James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners “Utah has some of the best powder skiing on earth. 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. 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.”

Brian Head Resort has bragging rights as the home of Utah's highest base elevation, sitting at 9,600 feet and receives close to 360 inches of annual snowfall. Hailed as one of Utah’s most affordable, family-friendly resorts, Brian Head features two connected mountains, Giant Steps, and Navajo, offering 71 runs, 8 chair lifts, and 3 surface lifts. Serving destination skiers in major metropolitan areas and local outdoor enthusiasts alike, Brian Head is located three short hours from Las Vegas, three and a half hours from Salt Lake City, and about seven hours from both Los Angeles and Phoenix.

“Passing the torch to MCP was the logical decision to ensure the future viability and growth of the resort and town of Brian Head,” said John Grissinger, president of Brian Head Resort. “They are passionate about the ski industry, share our core values that employees and guests are family and not just numbers, and have improved the skier experience at all of their resorts. I’m very proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished over the past seven years, but I’m most proud of the amazing culture we’ve built. The most rewarding part has been the lifelong friends I’ve made with our team members and guests. I firmly believe Brian Head Resort’s best days are ahead of it, and ask that you welcome MCP to our family. Exciting things to come!”

Mountain Capital Partners announced that Power Pass holders, the flagship product of its season pass family, will enjoy unlimited access to Brian Head for the 2019-2020 winter season. Brian Head guests with a 2019-2020 Unlimited pass will automatically receive unrestricted access to Nordic Valley Ski Resort, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico, Hesperus Ski Area (Colorado) and Spider Mountain Bike Park (Texas) and three bonus days (no blackouts) at Purgatory Resort (Colorado) and Arizona Snowbowl. For a limited time, Unlimited pass holders can upgrade to a Power Pass and get unlimited access to all ski areas and Spider Mountain Bike Park for just $150.

About Mountain Capital Partners

Headquartered in Durango, Colo., Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) owns and manages the largest collective of ski resorts in the Southwest. The portfolio includes Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Nordic Valley Ski Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area, and Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, Purgatory Snowcat Adventures. In 2019, MCP added Spider Mountain Bike Park in Texas, the only year-round, lift-served mountain bike park in North America. In total, the resorts feature more than 3,725 acres of terrain, 301 trails, 39 lifts, 20 terrain parks, and over 35,000 acres backcountry snowcat skiing.

Operating year-round, MCP’s resorts offer a variety of summer activities with lift-served mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, and hiking, plus family-friendly activities include an alpine slide, Inferno mountain coaster and more. James Coleman is the managing partner of MCP, which has invested more than $45 million at its seven resorts since 2014, including new chairlifts, trails, snowmaking, and other capital improvements.

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