Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.


Photo courtesy of Dave Ribbens

Brian Head Ski Resort is the highest-elevation resort in the state, so you can count on good powder.

Night skiers can hit the Blackfoot Lift, which is open to skiers and boarders and includes a lighted terrain park. If you're missing summertime already, try Brian Head's Snow Tubing Park, where you can pretend you're hitting the water slide. No swimsuits, please.

This weekend, the 333 Band will be playing live at the newly renovated Last Chair Saloon, and KOMP 92.3 Las Vegas will be on the mountain for a live broadcast. Take I-15 to exit 75 at Parowan, then just drive 14 miles up the mountain. For more info, visit brianhead.com. 

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

Browse Park City's art galleries

Camp Out in a Yurt

Volunteer with Best Friends

Sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes

Run in the Mud

Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Visit Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Go on Park City Ghost Tours

Get scared at a haunted house

Find anscestors at the Family History Library