Brighton is arguably (but not really) Salt Lake’s most laidback 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 Lakers learn to ride and ski. Why? A combination of lower lift-ticket prices, free skiing for kids ages 6 and under, an appealing mix of beginner and expert terrain, wide, forgiving runs, and a mellow attitude.
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?
In coordination with Tree Utah, Brighton will be offering free tours of our resort dedicated to educating the public about the history and future of our forests. During the tour we will investigate the native species that create our favorite tree runs and learn about how these beloved trees form essential habitat for our furry neighbors.
Having spent many years working closely with the US Forest Service and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, investing in LED lighting fixtures, reducing water usage, and participating in local advocacy, Brighton Resort has officially enhanced their contribution to a brighter future by joining all of the Boyne Resorts in the Forever Project – a commitment to reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
A FAMILY SPORT. Brighton Resort is well-known as the place where Utah learns to ski and ride. Start your kids out on the slopes early with two free* 6 & under ticket per paying adult. Click to learn more.
Located up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton is Utah's only resort that can boast that 100% of its terrain is accessible by high speed quads. Brighton also offers night skiing with over 200 illuminated acres. The resort is a great combination of terrain and snow quality making it one of Utah’s favorites.
ON MOUNTAIN LODGING
Rustic mountain charm. Relaxation, natural scenery and a getaway from the city is what you’ll find at Brighton Lodge that is nestled at the bottom of Crest Lift. The lodge offers a rustic mountain lodge aesthetic that embraces Brighton’s history and charm. Whether you plan to explore the Wasatch in summertime or you want to escape into the mountains to ski or snowboard, the Brighton Lodge is the best spot to rest your head all year long.
ON MOUNTAIN DINING
Located at the base of the mountain just beyond Brighton Center lodge and accessible by non-skiers on foot who want to join you. Alpine Rose is the main cafeteria with all the foods hungry skiers and riders crave from daily breakfast specials, to hearty lunches, and dinners for night skiers. Nothing fancy, just good chow. Lots of grab-and-go snacks too. In spring, there are cookouts on the sun deck.
Located on the main floor of the Brighton Center. Blind Miner Coffee serves up a variety of tasty treats to warm the spirit. Enjoy coffee and espresso drinks, snacks, pastries, and more.
Head on up for some breathtaking views and delicious food! Located right at the base of the Millicent Lift, the Milly Chalet is the perfect place to grab lunch while enjoying Milly Laps. Burgers, burritos, beer & more await you at the Chalet.
Brighton's full service bar and grill, complete with a cozy fireplace, magnificent views of the mountains and full table service – the perfect place to socialize after, or during, an amazing day of skiing. Molly's is located slopeside on the upper floor of the Brighton Manor, the A-frame at the base of the mountain. Accessible by non-skiers on foot who want to join you. From hand tossed pizzas to its most famous nachos, the menu is sure to please everyone. If you want to remember your special day on the hill, pick up some Molly's merch. Ask your server for details.