Brighton (Resort)

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Selling fun to families since 1936, Brighton Ski Resort is one of the oldest skiing/boarding resorts in the country. But old doesn't mean outdated; Brighton is one of the most diverse and modern areas in all of Utah! Local Utahns have voted Brighton as the #1 resort for "Child/Family Friendly Terrain" and as the "Best Value," for over 6 years in a row! For the 2007/2008 season Brighton replace the old Millicent and Evergreen chair lifts with a new $4.2 million doppelmayr CTEC detachable quad. The Lift will be 3,920 ft long with a vertical rise of 1,110 feet. When the lift is finished, Brighton will be unique in that 100% of its terrain will be accessible from high-speed lifts.

Brighton offers an acclaimed ski and snowboard school, night skiing, and a host of other activites. In addition, there are excellent options for lodging and dining.

With a wide range of terrain, Brighton is a winter haven of fun. Skiers and boarders virtually have unlimited access to some of the best backcountry in Utah. Lifts, via an open boundary policy, provide this unique opportunity to alpine enthusiasts throughout two mountains. Affordable lodging is available at the Brighton Lodge, and ski and snowboard rentals are located conveniently at the Brighton Center. A reasonably priced cafeteria style dining is available at The Alpine Rose. Molly Green's, a private club for members, offers delicious table service lunches, dinners, and lively après activity.

Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, only 35 minutes southeast of downtown Salt Lake City (35 miles from Salt Lake International Airport.)

At a glance…

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Contact Info
Toll-Free: (800) 873-5512
Phone: (801) 532-4731
Reservations: (800) 873-5512
Fax: 435-649-1787

Mailing Address
12601 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
Brighton, UT 84121

Resort Information 2013-2014
• Adult Day Pass $64
• Youth (8-12) Day $31
• Kids 7 and younger Free
• Senior (70+) $41
• Skiable Acres: 1,050
• 500" Average Annual Snowfall
• Terrain: 21% Beg 40% Int 39% Adv
• Lifts: 5 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 magic carpet
• Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
• Night Skiing (4 pm - 9 pm)
• Adult Night Pass $36
• Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, 35 minutes from Salt Lake and 45 mins from Park City

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Ski And Snowboard School
For years, Brighton has been the favorite of locals and visitors to pick up the sport and perfect their turns. Wonderful instructors teach in a friendly environment using the latest tools and techniques to get skiers and riders on the hill fast. Intro packages include a lesson, rental, and learner ticket. Group lessons start at $40. Burton Method Center and private lessons are by reservation only. For more information call 800-873-5512, ext 209 or e-mail

Night Skiing And Snowboarding
The Brighton night ticket is considered by many to be one of the best values in skiing or snowboarding. Only 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton continues to offer the most night terrain in the Wasatch. From 4-9 pm every Monday through Saturday, visitors can enjoy skiing or snowboarding on 20 lighted runs-over 200 acres-served by 3 lifts, including the high-speed Crest and the Majestic quads. Night tickets are offered in mid-December and continuing until early April. Additional night access options are the Twilight lift pass, valid from 12:30-9 pm, or the Brighton Superday ticket good from 9 am-9 pm.

Group Programs
Special group rates are available for groups of 25 or more. Brighton can help arrange tickets, rentals, lessons, and catering/food. For more information, call 800-873-5512, ext 4.

Terrain Parks & Features
Brighton's beginner park is located in a secluded area, offering smaller rails and jumps. On the other end of the spectrum, the resort's top-to-bottom terrain park and superpipe, located near the Majestic quad, are great for both the spectator and enthusiast. The terrain park includes 36 rails and boxes, sound system, yurt, and 350-foot-long, 15-foot-deep super pipe. Too nervous to start? Our Ski & Snowboard School can help with Park and Pipe lessons.

The Brighton Lodge maintains a tradition of high quality an affordable prices the whole family can enjoy. Located slopeside, the 20-room lodge provides guests ski-in/ski-out access to day and night skiing and snowboarding. Guests enjoy a complimentary Continental breakfast, large outdoor Jacuzzi, fireplace, movies or television on the big-screen TV, and apr's activity at a nearby club or restaurant. Finally, in the Brighton tradition, kids 6 and under stay and ride free! For guests planning a stay of 4 or more nights, Great SnowWeeks packages (limited availability) offer some of the most affordable vacation options imaginable. 800-873-5512, ext. 120.

Cabin rentals are also available through Mount Majestic Properties, 888-236- 0667 or

On Mountain Dining
Brighton's slopeside restaurants offer a variety of wholesome, healthy foods to satisfy hungry, active people.

Alpine Rose offers a hearty breakfast and cafeteria-style lunch and dinner. The outdoor sundeck offers an assortment of barbequed meals, weather permitting.

The Brighton Chalet, located at the base of Mt. Millicent, provides a great way to pick up a quick meal and relax in the sun.

Molly Green's, a private club for the enjoyment of its members, offers delicious table service lunches, dinners, and lively apr's activity.

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