Brighton Ski Resort, Utah

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Brighton Ski Resort in Utah and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as its vertical drop of 1745ft / 532m, total trails of 66, closest airport 36mi / 58km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 7 lifts. Brighton Ski Resort is […]

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Brighton Ski Resort in Utah and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as its vertical drop of 1745ft / 532m, total trails of 66, closest airport 36mi / 58km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 7 lifts.

Brighton Ski Resort is located in the Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Getting to Brighton Resort is easy, follow the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and when the road ends, you will have reached the Brighton Ski Resort.

It appears that the Brighton area was named after William Stuart Brighton, a native of Scotland who in 1871 acquired 80 acres of land at the top of the Big Cottonwood Canyon. The land sat dormant until 1936 when members of the Alpine Ski Club opened Brighton and introduced the sport of skiing to Utah.

From simple beginnings with only a single rope tow, Brighton has grown into what we know today as Brighton Resort. Over the years, Brighton Ski Resort has added new runs, additional chairs lifts and expanded their terrain.

However, one familiar theme still holds true, Brighton Ski Resort prides itself on offering a family-friendly atmosphere and maintaining a traditional mountain sports experience where skiers and snowboarders can simply meet and have a good time. Although Brighton Resort draws most of its visitors from the local Utah area, it has earned a reputation that far exceeds these boundaries and is a recommended stop when planning a visiting to Utah.


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On the Slopes

  • The Main Street, Canyon and Sunshine trails are a great way to warm up or to just enjoy a leisurely day on the slopes. Looking for a more significant challenge, try the advanced terrain of Lone Pine, Devil’s Dip and Clark’s Roost. Hike-to-terrain is available and will add an additional 130ft/40m of vertical drop to your adventure.
  • There is a total of five Terrain Parks at the resort, which includes a half-pipe for all to enjoy. The popularity of the terrain parks is not restricted to just the local level of skier and snowboarder.
  • Unable to make it to Brighton Resort during the day. On select nights, Brighton Ski Resort has 200 acres – 22 runs plus the main Terrain Park available under the lights.
  • The Snow Sports School at Brighton Resort has many programs and lessons available for children, adults, women only and those with adaptive requirements.

Off the Slopes

  • Keeping with the family-friendly theme, Brighton Ski Resort does offer the convenience of on-mountain ski-in/ski-out lodging at the 20-room Brighton Lodge. The Lodge features affordable dorm, queen and suite (2 queen beds) type rooms that include a continental breakfast. This rustic, alpine retreat is a chance to leave the electronics behind and focus on a true family or individual getaway. As an alternative, if you prefer to stay in bed & breakfast type accommodations, the Silver Fork Lodge is located only three miles away and free shuttle service to the mountain is available.
  • If you are planning a multi-mountain trip and want to stay somewhere central then Sandy, Utah is only a short distance away at the end of the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road. In Sandy, you will find a countless number of lodging, dining and shopping choices. The UTA public bus service will take you to the resort if you do not have a vehicle.
  • Brighton Child Care is a licensed facility that can accommodate children as young as six weeks old and provides lots of activities to keep the little ones busy. Call 435-649-9156 for more information and the exact location at the resort.
  • Brighton Ski Resort features the Alpine Rose Cafeteria, Molly Green’s Bar & Grill, the Milly Chalet and Blind Miner Coffee, all conveniently located throughout the base area.
  • Brighton Mountain Sports located on the 2nd floor of the Brighton Center is your one stop for anything you may require to make your day on the mountain more comfortable.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1745 ft / 532 m

Base Elevation:
8755 ft / 2668 m

Summit Elevation:
10500 ft / 3200 m

Skiable Area:
1050 acres

Average Snowfall:
500 in / 1270 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 66

Beginner: 14 (21%)

Intermediate: 26 (40%)

Advanced: 16 (24%)

Expert: 10 (15%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 5

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Salt Lake City UT, 36mi / 58km

Nearest Major City:
Salt Lake City UT, 32mi / 52km

Nearest Town/City:
Sandy UT, 22mi / 36km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 22 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 9:00pm : Sun 9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 7

Express Quad Chairs: 4

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Salt Lake City Intl Airport  (SLC)
Distance: 36 mi / 58 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-855-201-7669

Direct Phone: 801-532-4731

Snow Phone: 801-532-4731 option 2

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation

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