The highest town in Utah, Brian Head towers over Cedar City, 35 miles southwest. 'Town' is a bit of an overstatement: this is basically a big resort. From Thanksgiving through April, snow bunnies come to test the closest slopes to Las Vegas (200 miles). Snowmobiling in winter and mountain-biking in summer are also popular. Check the ski resort website for lodging and skiing packages – two nights in Vegas and two nights in Brian Head can be quite reasonable.