Brighton is Salt Lake’s most charmingly scruffy ski hill. Unpretentious and friendly, its sprawling runs attract a young crowd, a large contingent of which are snowboarders. Brighton has a well-deserved distinction of being the resort where most Salt Laker’s learn to ride the snow on skis and boards.
Why? A combination of lower lift-ticket prices, free skiing for kids ages 5 and under, an appealing mix of beginner and expert terrain, wide, forgiving runs, Ski City's only terrain park, and a mellow attitude like a snowboarder with low-slung pants and a bearded grin who says, “Check this out, bro.”
Brighton is a family affair. Those free tickets for the youngest kids mean generations of Salt Laker’s have grown up bombing down Brighton’s tree-lined runs. Last season, the resort started offering its “ski in three or its free” ski school program which guarantees beginners will learn to ski in three sessions or the classes are, yes, free. And after ski school is out, Mom, Dad, and the big kids can tackle the expert terrain off of Clayton Peak while the little ones hone their skills on the greens and blues below the Majestic and Milly Express lifts. As another bonus, Brighton shares a boundary with Solitude and offers a pass that allows you to access both resorts. It’s also home to Ski City's only night skiing with more than 200 acres of lighted runs to extend your day on mountain.
Brighton’s laidback vibe is most evident in its base area, which is a no-frills mix of a family cabins in full-on alpine A-frame style and its friendly watering hole, Molly Green’s Tavern. Brighton keeps it simple—burger, beer, nachos on a sunny patio for your midday reprieve. Because, after all, you came to Salt Lake to ski, board, and have fun. Why make it complicated?
NUMBER OF RUNS: 66
Beginner Terrain: 21%
Intermediate Terrain: 40%
Advanced Terrain: 39%
Average Snowfall: 500in
Base Elevation: 8,755ft
Summit Elevation: 10,500ft
Vertical Drop: 1,745ft
Miles to Major Airport: 35mi
Adult Day (9am - 4pm) - $
Adult Half Day AM - $
Adult Half Day PM - $
Adult Super Day - $
Youth (Ages 8-12) - $
Sol-Bright - $
Child (Age 7 and under) - FREE
SKI SCHOOL: YES
Passionate about sharing the love of snow sports, Brighton is continuously recognized as "the place where Utah learns to ski and snowboard." Professional instructors provide the highest quality lessons for all levels, beginner to expert.
Night Skiing & Snowboarding
Only 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, Brighton offers the most night terrain in Utah. From 4-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, visitors can enjoy skiing or snowboarding on 22 lighted runs and more than 200 acres.
Special group rates are available for 25 or more. Brighton can help arrange tickets, rentals, lessons, and catering. For more information, call 800-873-5512, ext 268.
Terrain Parks & Features
Brighton’s top-to-bottom terrain park and super pipe are great for both spectator and participant. The terrain park includes 40 rails and boxes, a sound system, and a new Zaugg pipe-cutter for the 15-foot-deep, 350-foot-long super pipe.
The Brighton Lodge maintains a tradition of quality the entire family can enjoy at affordable prices. At slopeside, the 20-room lodge provides guests with ski-in/ski-out access—day and night. Guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, large outdoor Jacuzzi, fireplace, big-screen TV, and après-ski activities at nearby Molly Green's restaurant.
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