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Brighton

Brighton4/513
Brighton4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews
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Brighton - Reviews

Brighton - Reviews

yay

ma
20/11/2019
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yay

ma
20/11/2019
great place!

Great All Around Resort

Paul
30/10/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great All Around Resort

Paul
30/10/2017
Brighton was the best all around resort we went to. We went to Solitude, Snowbird, and Brighton. I'm from Florida and am a decent snowboarder so the double black D's in Utah are not for me. I like to shred off trail and on trail. I am probably an intermediate boarder. Brighton has great lifts, food, tons of intermediate/expert/beginner trails, not very busy and night boarding! I loved Brighton the most out of the 3 I listed above.

Love the terranes

Britney
11/11/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    12-17
  • Month Visited:
    December

Love the terranes

Britney
11/11/2015
Brighton is GREAT! It fits all styles of riding, good black diamond trails, and the park is sick.

Great Sidecountry

23/07/2015

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    5

Great Sidecountry

23/07/2015
Brighton isn’t a place I’d head to for a multi-day visit, but it’s definitely worth hitting up for a day or two when checking out the other Salt Lake City ski resorts.

On this visit it was possibly even busier than the last time. There were lift queues at the base and people everywhere around the day lodge. It seemed like every teen from SLC was there ripping up the parks and having a ball of a time.

Brighton offers an abundance of sidecountry options and these were the only spots to find some freshies. Surprisingly we came across many wallies in the sidecountry without avalanche safety gear.

See our thoughts on the pros and cons of Brighton on the overview page, and also see the USA ski resorts ratings page to see how we compare Brighton to other western US resorts.

Awesome!

Andrew Mueller
20/03/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    3

Awesome!

Andrew Mueller
20/03/2015
This was the first spot we hit, and the second best of the bunch (also hit Snowbird, Park City, and Solitude). Great snow, as challenging as you want to make it (single blacks were like hard double blacks back on the east coast), varied terrain. Cliffs, jumps, drifts, trees, all kinds of fun stuff.

Went with another boarder and a skier. Everyone LOVED this place. Just the right size too. Plenty big, but not overwhelmingly large to the point of feeling lost.

And it is the one place with night skiing???! And it's super cheap??! Lifts were a scoshe lame, but crowds and lines were mostly nonexistent so who cares?

My favorite

Timber
05/08/2014
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    12-17
  • Admin Rating
    2

My favorite

Timber
05/08/2014
Love this resort. I've been going here for 5 years now and absolutely love it. The snow and terrain is suberb. It easily rivals its neighbors. The terrain park is really nice and the tree skiing is very nice. The food is decent and no real great lodging but it's a locals paradise.

First trip to Utah!

Tim
19/02/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    3

First trip to Utah!

Tim
19/02/2014
2/12/14 & 2/15/14

We arrived on 2/12/4 at Solitude about 4:30-5:00pm where we were staying and immediately shot over to Brighton for the 5pm-9pm night session. Although the night skiing is limited, there are plenty of runs open to keep your interest. Snowed a lot while were there and overnight!

We decided to come back on Saturday 2/15/14 so we could see more of the mountain and do the Super Session from 9am-9pm. Per suggestion from some locals we met the night before, we immediately headed for the Great Western Express chair lift. Wow! We were not disappointed. Spent all day on the mountain with a couple of stops at Maggie Green's bar. Super friendly employees and locals.

Extreme if you want :)

Greg
22/10/2012
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

Extreme if you want :)

Greg
22/10/2012
Back country skiing is awesome here! Plenty of extreme terrain... I like to ski challenging terrain and it has plenty of that. I like to go off cliffs and traverse to fresh snow and I got lots of that here. On top of that it didn't really stop snowing much... I could ski fresh tracks every time... Also probably because there were not many people there either.

I just wish they have good nightlife :(

Pros: Easy to drive to from Salt Lake City, it has amazing snow (so light and fluffy), they get tons of snow... Not huge dumpings, but they get consistent snowfalls all throughout the season... The snow is very, very dependable. There are some bigger crowds (by the 4 canyon resort standards), the terrain is steep top to bottom. It was also very reasonably priced! They have better lifts than the other canyon resorts, but just relatively speaking - good.

Cons: The accommodations are not the greatest here. There is very little nightlife. You can travel to Salt Lake City for the nightlife though, but still, it's a town whereby the cutoff time for the bars is 1 am (lots of Mourman's *sp - sorry). Also, if you are driving to the mountain, the roads close often to vehicles that are not equipped.

Best suited for: Families and serious skiers!

It's good to hit all 4 mountains if you're in the area.

Brighton

Leftie
20/10/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    N/A
  • Admin Rating
    4

Brighton

Leftie
20/10/2012
Brighton is a local gem in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It's just a low key, chill place to get some tracks. Brighton is one of several resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons so it still gets the massive dumps of powder but doesn't advertise to get the crowds. While it's not a huge ski area, there are mountains for every ability here. It's a quick drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon from Salt Lake City. Come here to ski or more likely board—it was the first Utah ski area to grant snowboard access.

Pros: You can ski or snowboard here and enjoy similar terrain with the other Cottonwood Canyon ski areas. Epic backcountry—go prepared—big cliffs. Head up Milli to Elevator Chute for some tight steeps. On a powder day hit up GW lift for stashes in the steeps. Great vibe...great boarders. Uncrowded. Affordable lift tickets. Plenty of terrain park options.

Cons: Not a lot of food and lodging options.

Brighton- It just feels like home

Brandon Dodge
04/12/2011
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    N/A
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    4

Brighton- It just feels like home

Brandon Dodge
04/12/2011
Where to begin about my beloved Brighton Resort, or B-Town, or B-Right-On, or should I just call it HOME. For me the love of snow sports is about more than the hustle and hype of the modern ski area. It's about a bond between myself and nature, it's the smile you get on a deep powder morning, and it's the way I feel at home and comfortable here at Brighton. The famous words from the TV sitcom "Cheers" come to mind. "Everybody need a place to get away", "a place where everybody knows your name". For me this is the essence of Brighton Resort.

Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Range. The terrain is great, the wonderful deep Utah powder makes it even better, but the way Brighton makes me feel is what sets it apart from other areas.

Brighton is for everyone. I often see groups on the hill of skiers and snowboarders, young and old, Locals, Crazies, and Patrollers (the other crazies) all riding together, having fun and most of all smiling. Spend some time at Brighton Resort, relax, let your hair hang down and remember why we all fell in love with winter to begin with.
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