Brighton and the US Forest Service are partners in recreation. In conjunction with the Forest Service Brighton has developed the following Winter Uphill Travel Policy in order to address the increasing use of the resort during all hours of the day and night. Brighton is committed to work with all users to reasonably permit access to public lands.
Parking for uphill travel participants will ONLY BE ALLOWED IN THE BRIGHTON STORE PARKING LOT. All Violators are subject to vehicle towing.
Brighton will be using a Red, and Green light system to indicate the status of uphill traffic daily during the winter operating season. A red, yellow and green light is mounted on the front of the Brighton Center and users should look for that light to determine the status for the day or night. A red, yellow or green day will also be indicated on the Brighton Web site. Red days will most likely occur during significant mountain operational events and Avalanche Control. No uphill traffic is allowed on Red Days. On Green days a green light will be on and access will be allowed under the rules outlined in this plan.
On yellow days, users should be aware that the resort is closed and has either not started operations for the season or has ceased operations for the season. Users are free to access the mountain at their own risk. Many hazards exist, no avalanche control measures are taking place and users are responsible for their own safety and rescue.
During the winter season, no uphill traffic is allowed except on the designated routes described in the plan. When operations dictate all access will closed and a “RED DAY” designated.
During Brighton’s day operational hours, (9:00 AM – 4:00PM) uphill travel will be limited to the following routes.
No other routes are open to uphill traffic during Day Skiing Hours.
During Brighton’s Night operational hours, (4:00 PM – 10:00PM) uphill travel will be limited to the following routes.
No other routes are open to uphill traffic during Night Skiing Hours.
Green Days: On Green days uphill traffic will be allowed on the following routes.