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Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Overview:
 
One of the oldest ski resorts in Utah, Brighton is a popular choice in the Utah snowboarding community and weekends tend to be quite a busy with visitors from Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. Brighton experiences consistent snow and boasting the second highest base elevation of the Utah ski resorts.

Brighton neighbours Solitude, so you can ski or ride both resorts in the one day on the Ski City Super Pass!
 
Mountain Information:
 
Skiing and riding is central to the whole Brighton experience. Being one of the oldest ski resorts in Utah, they just care about helping you to hit the slopes. Brighton really focuses on introducing people to learn to ski or snowboard and have a renowned ski school of experienced instructors to progress your riding from beginner to advanced. With its 6 chairlifts, Brighton accesses over 1,000 acres of skiable area, a halfpipe and four terrain parks, and offers over 200 acres for night skiing. Beginner terrain makes up 21% of the area, followed by 40% intermediate and 39% advanced, across its 1,875 feet of vertical. The clever placement of the chairlifts means all abilities can take the chairs up together, and then choose their own adventure to get down again on their preferred ability of terrain, be that on the groomers, or trees and chutes!
 
Accommodation Overview:
 
Accommodation on-mountain is limited and a lot of visitors choose to stay at either Salt Lake City and use transfers to make the 45-minute journey to the mountain or stay at neighbouring Solitude.
 
How to Get to Brighton:
 
Brighton is only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, making it easily accessible to stay up at the resort, or keep your options open and stay in Salt Lake City.

 
Getting Around Brighton:
 
Brighton offers a free ski bus to get around the base area, carparks, and accommodation at Brighton Lodge. This small base area is easily accessible on foot for those staying right in the resort. Your Ski City Super Pass give you access to free public transport from downtown Salt Lake if you are staying in the city.

 
Things to do in Brighton:
 
Brighton has ski and snowboard retail shopping at the base. Brighton is focused on developing your love for skiing and snowboarding.

 
Best Après in Brighton:
 
Molly Green’s Tavern is a full-service restaurant and bar at the base that will give you the fix you need from après drinks, dinner and well into the night.

 
Best Restaurants in Brighton:
 
The Blind Miner has you sorted for your morning coffee fix and pastries and snacks. Milly Chalet is mid mountain at the Millicent lift, and the perfect spot for burgers or burritos to take in the views and the mountain activity.

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Our ski tips for Brighton


Take the Great Western Express from the base for some of the best views of the Timpanogos (where Sundance Resort is located). Nice tree skiing/riding back to the base. The Milly Express offers a TON of amazing terrain right from the base area. Backbone is a classic blue with fun rollers and usually groomed. Dip into the trees to explore around and find some hidden powder stashes long after storms. Snake Creek Express and Crest Express are must do’s. In general, the best way to ski/ride Brighton, is to start at the Great Western Express or Milly Express and work your way to the opposite side of the mountain. Brighton receives a LOT of snow so it’s always amazing on powder days. Brighton offers access to backcountry – make sure you check current avalanche conditions, have the appropriate backcountry gear and never go alone.

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