Brighton Ski Resort

The view at the top of Brighton Ski Resort
The view at the top of Brighton Ski Resort

Utah skiers have voted Brighton Ski Resort as the #1 resort for "Best Value" and "Child/Family Friendly Terrain" for more than 6 years in a row. Skiers and boarders at Brighton have access to some of the best back country in Utah. An open boundary policy supported by excellent high-speed lift placement offers a unique opportunity to high alpine enthusiasts throughout two of the three mountains of Brighton.

Brighton Ski Resort is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway, about 35 miles southeast of Salt Lake International Airport. The resort has been in operation since members of the Alpine Ski Club built the first rope tow using wire and an elevator motor back in 1936. You will find lodging, shopping and dining at the resort base but most folks make the return to the Salt Lake Valley every night: Brighton is a "no-frills resort," not your typical destination ski resort and most folks who frequent the slopes are Utah residents, coming for one of Utah's best kept secrets.

Quick Facts about Brighton Ski Resort

Nearest City: Park City, Utah
Season: Late November - Mid April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, MST, with night skiing available 4-9 PM, Monday through Saturday, early December through March
Lifts: 6
  • 4 high speed quads
  • 1 attached quad
  • 1 triple chair
Base Elevation: 8,755 ft
Summit: 10,500 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,745 ft
Skiable Terrain: 1,050 acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 500"
Trails: 66
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 21%
Intermediate: 40%
Expert: 39%
Longest run: Olympic - 5.5 miles
Brighton Ski Resort
Brighton Ski Resort Trails map: click on the map for a larger version
Upper photo courtesy of MHBowden, CCA-by-SA 2.5 License
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