Don’t look for flashy ads. Brighton does minimal advertising. You’ll hear about Brighton from your friends or from skiers and riders who are also soaking in your hotel’s hot tub. Or, you can hear about us right here.
Brighton is Utah’s only resort that can boast that 100% of its terrain is accessible by high speed quads. Our five quads, one triple and magic carpet service 1,050 acres and 1,875 vertical feet of incredible Utah skiing. Other amenities include The New Millicent Chalet, three additional day lodges, high quality rentals, top notch ski and snowboard school, lockers, cafeterias, a pub, frequent public bus transportation from many points in downtown Salt Lake City and park & ride lots around the valley. What’s more, kids 7 and under ski and ride free.
Seven days a week from mid-November through mid-April.
Daily Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
Night skiing: 4 – 9 pm Monday through Saturday early December through March.
The mountain averages 500 inches of snow a winter. The snow is traditionally light, fluffy and dry making it a paradise for riders and skiers. Brighton is located directly in the path of winter storms and it is also at the very top of Big Cottonwood Canyon so it gets the very best of the “greatest snow on earth,” and lots of it.
Brighton’s grooming is five star. It is consistently top quality. Beginner runs are groomed nightly. Intermediate trails are groomed nightly, except for a few obscure trails which are groomed as needed. And for the experts, main runs are groomed, but most is left au naturale for those who like their powder deep without any fuss. The grooming report is posted daily.
Terrain is our trump card – and 100% of the terrain can be accessed by high speed quad. Perhaps it is the only mountains where friends or families can ride together on the same lift and then peel off onto different trails – beginner, intermediate, or expert – and all meet at the bottom to ride the lift together again.
Most skiers and riders stick to the immaculately groomed trails, but there are trees and chutes, cliffs and natural terrain parks all within bounds for those who like white knuckle terrain.
And we have Terrain Parks. Freestyle riders and skiers enjoy Brighton’s four terrain parks for all abilities. The terrain park crew keeps moving the features around so what’s here today might be gone tomorrow. The challenge keeps changing.
And there’s Night skiing. We have the most night skiing terrain in Utah with 22 runs on over 200 lighted acres.
Brighton is famous for its Ski and Snowboard School. It is known as “The place where Utah learns to ski and ride and keeps on learning.” It has earned that reputation because of its consistent dedication to the students. Brighton’s Ski and Snowboard School has private lessons, daily group classes for every ability level of skiers and riders, and specialty series for kids, women, seniors, and much more.
Average annual snowfall: 500”
Vertical, lift-serviced drop: 1,745’
Base elevation: 8,755’
Top elevation: 10,500’
Lifts: 5 quads, 1 triple, 1 Magic Carpet
Skiable acres: 1,050
Number of runs: 66, and tons of off piste runs
Half pipe: Yes
Terrain parks: Yes
Night skiing: Yes. On 200 acres, three lifts, main terrain park
Afternoon 1/2 day ticket: Yes. Ski & ride the day you arrive
Morning 1/2 day ticket: Yes. Ski & ride before you fly home
9 am – 9 pm ticket: Yes. Ski & ride ‘till your legs fall off
Kids 7 and under ski free: Yes
Nursery / Child care: Yes
Instructors: 175 +
Cafeteria / Eateries / Pub: Yes
Picnic tables for BYO lunch: Yes
Day lockers: Yes
On-slope hotel: Yes. Brighton Lodge. Other lodging nearby
On-slope photographers: Yes
Mountain Hosts: Yes. To answer all your questions.
On-site medical clinic: Yes
Ski bus service: Yes. Frequent from hotels, park & ride lots, other stops
Retail ski shop: Yes. Clothing, helmets, gloves, goggles + more
Rental shop: Yes. Standard and high end gear + powder skis
Repair shop: Yes
Cell phone service: Yes. Even though we are high in the mountains
Computer plug-ins: Yes. In Alpine Rose cafeteria
Salt Lake City Int. Airport 35 miles