Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton is the heart of the "Cottonwood Funnel"--where storms gather and dump over 500 inches of the best snow on earth every season. You can ski Brighton day and night to your adrenaline's content. Read more...


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Kids Ski Free

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Brighton Lodge


A legendary Ski School

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Silver Fork Lodge

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Brighton Chalets

That true mountain feeling

Salt Lake City Lodging

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12 Must Ski Runs

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Resort Information

  • Runs

    6 lifts, 66 runs.

    Our Favorite Brighton Runs

    Sunshine (Green-Easy)
    Main Street (Green-Easy)
    Thor (Blue-Intermediate)
    Thunder Road (Blue-Intermediate)
    Clark's Roost (Black Diamond-Technical)
    Wrangler (Black Diamond-Technical)
    Snake Bowl (Black Diamond-Technical)
    Scree Slope (Black Diamond-Technical)

  • Dining


    Millicent Chalet

    Assortment of food, patio seating, great views.

    The Alpine Rose Cafeteria

    Brighton's main cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's lots of snacks too, and it's accessible for non-skiers who you might want to meet up with.

    Molly Green's

    Slopeside dining in a cozy A-frame. Full service bar and grill, hand-tossed pizzas and famous nachos.

    Blind Miner Coffee

    Main floor of the Brighton Center. Get yourself a latte, tea, waffle or a tasty brat.

    Bring Your Own Picnic

    Brighton is one of the few resorts that actually lets families bring their own food and eat at their chairs and tables. That's really, really nice of them.

  • Rentals

    You can rent everything you'll need for a good day skiing on the mountain right at the resort. So just pack your warm clothing and hop on a plane.

Brighton Ski Resort Overview

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 But old doesn't mean outdated; Brighton is one of the most diverse and modern areas in all of Utah!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 six years in a row! For the 2007/2008 season, Brighton replaced the old Millicent and Evergreen chairlifts with a new $4.2 million doppelmayr CTEC detachable quad. The lift is 3,920 feet long with a vertical rise of 1,110 feet. With the lift finished, Brighton is unique in that 100% of its terrain is accessible from high-speed lifts.

Brighton offers an acclaimed ski and snowboard school, night skiing, and a host of other activities. 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

• Kids 10 & under are FREE with paying adult
• 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)
• Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, 35 minutes from Salt Lake and 45 mins from Park City
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