With the most snow we’ve seen in nearly a decade, its safe to say that this season was one for the books. For our 80th Season, Mother Nature gave us the best present of all; 640″ of snow! Sadly, we have loaded the last chair for the 2016 – 2017 season. As always, we would like to thank our loyal Brighton Family for your love and support. Stay tuned to our social media and website for info on upcoming events and how to get your 2017 – 2018 season pass!
Heres a little insight on the incredible snowfall we’ve received this season from Chris Stowe, our Snow Safety Manager:
“This season has been the best season since 2010-2011. In January we saw record snowfall for the month. Since January 21st our base has not dropped below 100” at our mid mountain study plot (9500’ elevation). Our highest base was 151” on February 27.
To keep ore records current we measure and weigh our snow 2 times a day. 9am and 5pm on non storm days and 5am to 5pm during storm cycles. This is current with industry standards.
We do use electronic equipment, but manual measurements are always taken as well. This year we were favored in the storm track, because the SW flow stayed steady all year long.”