Brighton Resort

Jack Lee
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Jack Lee
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Brighton is always a reliable choice for Utah's infamous powder but without the price tag and crowds of nearby resorts. On the other hand, it's much smaller with a relatively short vertical drop. Nevertheless, Brighton is an affordable locals mountain with a laid-back vibe with a good variety of runs and park scene.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Brighton Resort vs
Brighton ResortAlta
beginner21 %25 %
intermediate39 %40 %
advanced25 %35 %
expert15 %-
total runs66 116
ski area1,050ac 2,200ac
summit elevation10,500ft 10,550ft
total lifts6 11
child lift ticketFree $54
adult lift ticket$85 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall268″ 270″
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Brighton Resort Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 25 reviews

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Good!3.8 / 5Nov 12, 2017
advanced snowboarder
I spent season 2016/17 in brigton resort. This may be the best resort for people staying in salt lake... Best value for sure. The groomers are not so exciting, but will keep busy the average intermediate rider. Where this resort really excels is in the tree runs. Lots and lots of Aspen and pine trees to get yourself lost into. Also magnificent... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 12, 2017
LVLogan V.
advanced snowboarder
Went to Brighton for the first time last season and loved it!!! Amazing snow and every run is a blast. Really fun trails through the trees and off the runs. Atmosphere is fun and welcoming and more laid back and friendly than Park City. Will definitely be going back this year.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 09, 2017
JSJohn S.
advanced skier
small mountain with good lake effect snow, quick from airport, some fun advanced but not huge, good value for the ticket price, not to expensive, not much town or entertainment going on, could use more music for Apre Ski in base area.... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 08, 2017
CBCollin B.
advanced snowboarder
Love this place. It great if you love lots of powder and variable terrain. Can't say enough about it. The back country is the best. You can access the canyons and other resorts. ... More
Average!2.9 / 5Nov 07, 2017
EBEric B.
advanced skier
Love Molly Greens, and the people are always great to chill with on the mountain. Climb a little bit for some great rewards, or stick inside and dance with the trees. ... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 07, 2017
ALAaron L.
expert skier
Brighton is a great way to experience the cottonwood canyons and Utah powder. The Backcountry access is some of the best anywhere in the Wasatch. There is not much by the way of lodging or apres ski at Brighton itself but honestly that fact only adds to the experience. Brighton is all about riding. Forget everything and lose yourself in world... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 06, 2017
MEMatt E.
advanced skier
Brighton is an incredible Resort! It is the last family-friendly resort in Utah! This is the only Resort in Utah that still allows children 10 years of age and under to ski for free. They still care about family value, and they're lift pass prices show that. I have skied every major resort in Utah, and I bought my season pass this year to Brighton... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 20, 2017
ECEmilio C.
It's a small resort, the slopes aren't that steep... BUT it has the best tree runs around, exceptional side country and the most important for me: it has night ski!! Nothing better than shred or jump in the park after a shitty day at work. Didn't mention the quality of the snow because it's Utah good... Moreless the same as in snowbird/Alta...
Superb!5 / 5Oct 19, 2017
BJByron J.
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Very Good!4 / 5Oct 17, 2017
ENEric N.
Great powder without the frills.Close to the city with easy access to bus. It has a down home feeling with lots of backcountry. Great place to bring friends, family. They have great kid free or cheaper rates.

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