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25°

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7"

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18"

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Uphill Travel Policy

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

Parking for uphill travel participants will ONLY BE ALLOWED IN THE BRIGHTON STORE PARKING LOT.  All Violators are subject to vehicle towing.

DURING THE WINTER SEASON, RULES OF CONDUCT:

  1. Please remember that Brighton is located in the Salt Lake Watershed. Dogs are not allowed.
  2. Obey all avalanche closures as well as any other signage on the mountain.
  3. Please stay on the far edge of ski runs both going uphill and coming down. Runs are groomed for the use of Brighton customers, please be respectful.
  4. Expect to encounter machinery, mountain personnel, various hazards and other users anytime on the mountain. Yield to all equipment and follow the instructions of all Mountain Personnel.
  5. Wear head lamps and reflective clothing at all times.
  6. You are responsible for you own safety and rescue.
  7. The Solbright trail is closed to uphill traffic.
  8. No Terrain Park access is permitted.

RED AND GREEN DAYS:

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.

YELLOW DAYS:

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.

DESIGNATED ROUTES:

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.

UPHILL TRAVEL DURING DAY SKIING OPERATING HOURS:

During Brighton’s day operational hours, (9:00 AM – 4:00PM) uphill travel will be limited to the following routes.

  1. Kathryn Pass Access: Please travel up the far right hand side of the M&M Trail to the Lost Maid Trail, proceeding up the Mary summer hiking trail, leaving the ski area boundary at that access point to Lake Mary and Catherine Pass areas. (marked with Forest Service boundary sign)
  2. Twin Lake Pass Access: Please travel up the summer road to Twin Lakes. Then proceed out of the ski area boundary at that access point. . (marked with Forest Service boundary sign)

No other routes are open to uphill traffic during Day Skiing Hours.

UPHILL TRAVEL DURING NIGHT SKIING OPERATING HOURS:

During Brighton’s Night operational hours, (4:00 PM – 10:00PM) uphill travel will be limited to the following routes.

  1. All Millicent Runs are available to uphill traffic during Night Skiing.
  2. Great Western runs are all available to uphill traffic during Night Skiing

No other routes are open to uphill traffic during Night Skiing Hours.

UPHILL TRAVEL DURING NON-OPERATING HOURS:

Green Days: On Green days uphill traffic will be allowed on the following routes.

  1. Great Western: Proceed up Great Western under the Great Western Lift to Pocking R, from there proceed up to Elk Park Ridge to the top of Great Western.
  2. Millicent: Follow the summer road to Twin Lakes, Up the Back Door to the top of the Millicent Lift.

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