BRIAN HEAD, Utah — The public will learn Tuesday if this boomtown in the mountains of southern Utah will become the new owner of Brian Head's $12-million ski resort.
Brian Head Enterprises Inc., headed by Burton K. Nichols of Cedar City, Utah, has reached an agreement to sell the facilities for an undisclosed price to Steve Gilbert of Brian Head, with escrow to close on or before Nov. 1, according to Nichols. Gilbert, a member of the town council, said he, in turn, would assign his position in the purchase agreement to the town, according to Mayor Michael G. Golden.
If the findings of an $8,500 feasibility study by Arthur Young & Co. of Salt Lake City are favorable, Golden said he will ask the council at Tuesday night's meeting to accept the purchase agreement. The ski resort property consists of seven chair lifts, buildings, equipment and a portion of the land under the lifts (the U.S. Forest Service owns about half of the land).
Gilbert is acting as middleman, so to speak, between Brian Head Enterprises and the town "to expedite the process in a legal manner without time-consuming preliminary hearings," Nichols said.