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Resort FAQs

How do I get to Brighton?

Getting to Brighton is easy! Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 35 minutes southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International Airport.

Detailed instructions and maps

Can I park my motor home in your parking lot overnight?

We do not have any overnight parking at Brighton. With the amount of snowfall we get each season, we have to have an empty parking lot to plow the snow each night.

What kind of things does your retail shop sell?

Outdoor clothing, goggles, hats, sunglasses, gloves, sunscreen, lip balm, Brighton logo items, etc.

Does Brighton have a Ski and/or Snowboarding Race Team?

Brighton has a Ski Team. For information check out the Race Team’s website at www.brightonskiteam.org or call 801-205-3761.

Brighton now has a Snowboard Team. For information go to www.teamutah.org or

888-887-3282, or email: erolls@teamutah.org

Do you have sledding or snowmobiling?

We do not offer sledding or snowmobiling.

Do you have a pipe and park?

Yes we do! We have 5 parks ranging from beginner to advanced. We also have a halfpipe that is routinely maintained by our state of the art halfpipe equipment.

In order to ride the advanced MY-O-MY Park, you must be PEEP certified. (“PEEP” Pipe Etiquette & Education Program)

Register on-line or at the Sports Desk on the 3rd floor of the Brighton Center.

There is a $10 processing fee for the PEEPs Pass. It is good for the whole season and will have your photo on it. You must wear your PEEPs pass to ride in the MY-O-MY park. It is non-transferable!

Brighton Parks Etiquette and Education Program (PEEPS)

Do your chair lifts have restraint bars?

All of our chair lifts have drop down bars with the option to be used as a foot rest or restraining bars. They are all quad chairs except our learner lift, Explorer. It is a triple chair with a restraining bar.

Do you have night skiing?

Yes, we have night skiing every night except Sundays.
It is from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Night skiing starts after we have enough snow to cover all obstacles, usually mid-December. Night skiing ends in early April, depending on snow cover.

Do you have seasonal locker rentals?

Yes, contact the Sports Desk (ext. 220) for locker information.

What happens if I come up and forgot my seasons pass?

Sorry, but you will have to pay full price for your day pass.

How long does it take to get to Brighton from the airport?

Plan on at least an hour from the airport, up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton.

Do you have bus shuttles up Big Cottonwood Canyon?

Yes. You can contact UTA at www.rideuta.com or call RIDE-UTA (743-3882) Utah Transit Authority will give you scheduled times and park & ride locations.

How can I find out about road conditions requiring Chains, 4 Wheel Drive, and Canyon Closures?

In an effort to better serve ski resort patrons, the County Sheriff’s Office has established several email/text alert systems to better communicate road closures and general issues pertaining to the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon areas.

Click here for canyon alerts

Boy Scout Merit Badges: Do you have instructors who can pass off Snow Sports Merit Badges?


We have just started a new Merit Badge program. The Scouts need to be good, strong, intermediate skiers or boarders and understand the merit badge pamphlet and workbook BEFORE they come to the assessment.

Assessment classes are held on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoon by appointment only.

For more information on the Scout Program, please call the Sliding Academy and talk with Kathy Miner 801-532-4731 ext. 247

Do you have Mountain Hosts?

Yes. To answer all your questions.

The Mountain Hosts no longer provide tours per a change in company policy.

Where do I get a trail map?

Click here to view the trailmap.

Trail maps are also available at our ticket booths and at the sports desk.

What are your days/hours of operation?

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.

How much snow do you get?

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.

The daily snow totals are on the top of every page.

What do the trail symbols means?

green   Easy

blue    Intermediate

diamond    Advanced

ddiamond    Experts Only

Do you have a First Aid Clinic?

Yes, we have a medical clinic.

What if I get separated from my party (family/friends)?

Before you hit the slopes, agree upon a designated spot to meet if you get separated. If your young child has misplaced you, and is not at the designated greeting spot, snag any Brighton Employee (you’ll see the Brighton logo on their jacket, sweater, vest, hat), and ask for help.

If you can’t find one handy, go to the bottom of the hill and go to the Sports Desk (3rd floor of the Brighton Center), the cafeteria, or even the Sliding School and ask for help.

The employees will help your little one find you. Make sure you know what he or she is wearing, it will help identify them to the staff and employees.

How much snow do you have?

Look at the top of every page of this site for current snow totals.

Where can I get discount lift vouchers in the valley?

Most Ski/Board shops in the valley will sell discount vouchers. Some are: Lift House, Canyon Sports, REI, Salty Peaks, Sports Authority, Milo Sports, Sid’s Sports, Harmon’s, Wasatch Ski Connection, Ski-N-See, Harmon’s grocery stores.

Can I ride the chairlift if I don’t have skis or a snowboard?

No.  Any patron who wishes to utilize any chairlift must have the proper equipment required for descending via the ski runs.  Proper equipment includes skis and snowboards with metal edges & certified bindings.  Other acceptable forms of descent are snow skates and snow bikes with proper safety equipment installed.  If you have any questions about your gear and if it is approved to ride the lift, please ask any of our lift operators.

Parents may not bring an infant on any chairlift with intent of skiing / boarding with the infant in a child carrier.