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Brighton Resort

Brighton Ski Resort   |  Mike Schirf/Visit Salt Lake
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Brighton has been delighting skiers longer than most resorts in Utah. In 1936, an alpine ski club pulled together their engineering expertise and built a rudimentary rope tow to get folks up the mountain. That basic mission remains the same today: Brighton is just looking to get folks up the mountain to enjoy great skiing and snowboarding. The only difference now is that the full expanse of the resort’s well-balanced 1,000+ acres is accessible from five high-speed quads. Not to mention, it’s just 40 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

Plan Your Ski Trip

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Brighton Trail Map

66 Runs

1,875 Feet of Vert

1,050+ Skiable Acres

40 Minutes From Salt Lake City

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Passes and Tickets

Try out Brighton’s slopes with a day pass or make it your home mountain with a season pass. Ikon Pass holders typically get seven days to enjoy Brighton each season.

Season Passes: Get full access to Brighton Resort — all day, all season — with an Unlimited Season Pass. Scale up to the Platinum Pass to tack on an Ikon Base Pass, or trade unconditional access for big discounts by choosing the Base Season Pass with holiday blackouts, the aptly named Midweek Pass, the 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Twilight Pass or the Bright-N-Early Pass for access until mid-December.

Day Passes: Daily lift tickets are available with discounts for veterans, students and seniors. Kids six and under ski free with a paying adult. General Day Tickets are valid for seven hours, but you can extend or shorten your ski day with an All-Day Ticket (includes day and night skiing), Twilight Ticket (after 1 p.m. and night skiing), 4-Hour P.M. Ticket (after 1 p.m.) and Night Ticket (after 4 p.m.). Booking online is highly encouraged, but you can also buy your pass at the ticket window in the Brighton Center.

Brighton Season Passes

Lessons and Ski School

Brighton has been open since 1936, which means there has been a continuous focus on ski instruction for nearly 80 years. Even the kids of past instructors are now teaching ski school basics. 

If your little ripper is just starting out, check out the ski camps offered for ages 5 and up. If you need to brush up on your mountain skills, take advantage of Brighton’s private and group lessons, or join the weekly women’s workshop. Take advantage of the resort's decades of experience helping turn novice skiers into seasoned masters.

Brighton Snowsports School

Resort Information

Who is Brighton for?

Brighton lives true to its homegrown roots by being accessible and an all-around great value. With its laid-back environment and great local vibe, you can even ski old-school equipment without feeling old-school. Brighton is for everyone. However, if there is one place that snowboarders can claim as home, this is it. Unlike other resorts where skiers dominate, Brighton attracts snowboards, skis, snow skates, snow bikes and snow scooters. Brighton has a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, from beginner-friendly to expert-quaking.

Run Tip: Start off on trails off Majestic, Explorer and Snake Creek Express lifts, or get going on intermediate and expert runs off the Milly Express, Crest Express and Great Western Express lifts. For scenic shots, the Great Western lift and Western Trail afford some of the best views of the resort.

Parking and Transportation

Brighton Resort implemented a new parking reservation system for the 2023-24 season. Reservations are required from Friday to Sunday. Visitors can also take the UTA Ski Bus (free for Brighton season-pass holders) or utilize local shuttle services like the Cottonwood Connect. (Read: How to Prepare for Your Utah Ski Vacation)

Park-N-Ride Tip: On especially busy days, such as powder days and holidays, use the Holladay Park-N-Ride to get to Brighton or Solitude, as the ski buses often fill up before they reach the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park-N-Ride.

Terrain Parks

Ripping the park is a quintessential part of the Brighton experience. Word of Brighton's legendary terrain parks spreads throughout the country, attracting professional riders such as Marcus Cleveland, Dusty Hendrickson and Zeb Powell in recent years, as well as everyday park riders who travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to experience it. While some terrain parks in Park City may offer larger features, the Brighton Diggers, Brighton’s dedicated terrain park team, always bring a creative, unconfined rotation of features that never fail to impress – or seamlessly flow from park to park. With four unique terrain parks that can all be enjoyed back-to-back in a single lap, it’s no surprise that so many park lovers choose Brighton.

Majestic: Whatever type of feature you’re interested in riding — jumps, rails, boxes, tubes, transitions, hips, pump tracks, vertical walls, barrel bonks, you name it — there’s a good chance you’ll find it here in Majestic. This park is the main attraction and offers Brighton’s longest array of features that are rotated regularly.

Candyland: As its name suggests, Candyland is a playful and inviting park with small and medium features designed with fun top-of-mind. The mellow tubes and flowy transition jumps make it a great place for beginner, intermediate and expert riders alike.

My-O-My: Brighton’s most advanced terrain park, My-O-My, is often set up as a series of large kickers ranging from 20-35 feet. Although some rail features can be found here, this park is essentially a jump line where advanced park riders can bring their spins, flips and grabs to the big stage.

Pee-Wee: Everyone has to start somewhere, and this terrain park is the perfect place! Perfect for beginners, it features a series of small jumps and wide, low boxes. This allows skiers and boarders a place to practice their skills before moving on to more challenging parks.

Terrain Park Tip: Majestic and Candyland are both open for night skiing, providing skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to shred into the night.

Night Skiing

Maybe you prefer to sleep in, to skip the early-bird pow and instead save up your energy for evening runs. We know what that’s like. At Brighton, you’ve got more than 200 acres (24 runs) lighted just for you from Monday through Saturday night. Groms also benefit from two of the four terrain park being part of evening entertainment. Who says late sleepers are lazy? 

Restaurants and Places to Relax

Brighton won’t leave you hanging when it comes to refueling between ski runs. There are a handful of charming dining options sprinkled throughout the resort. 

Snake Creek Lodge: Snake Creek Lodge and Sidewinder Grill serve as a welcome addition to Brighton’s lodge lineup. It will fuel skiers and snowboarders alike as the resort’s first mid-mountain amenity. 

Alpine Rose Cafeteria: The Alpine Rose Cafeteria is the main cafeteria, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It is conveniently stationed just a few dozen feet from the parking lot, making it an easy place to rendezvous.

Molly Greens: Molly Greens is a slopeside dining experience in a cozy A-frame. It has a sit-down restaurant that welcomes patrons of all ages on the main floor and an adults-only bar on the second floor. 

Milly Chalet: The Milly Chalet is a food court-style eatery with burritos, burgers, beers and more, and is parked right next to Milly Express. New for 2023-24, the chalet features a walk-up window for Doyle’s Dawgs, where you can choose from a range of hotdogs from Chicago style to chili dogs and more.

Blind Miner: Blind Miner is located on the main floor of the Brighton Center and serves lattes, tea, waffles and bratwursts.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 5″

    Base Depth: 145″

    Open Runs: 103/118

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 4″

    Base Depth: 84″

    Open Runs: 48/48

    Opening: 12/16/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 1″

    Base Depth: 55″

    Open Runs: 71/71

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 1″

    Base Depth: 109″

    Open Runs: 61/66

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 56″

    Open Runs: 26/38

    Opening: 12/27/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 90″

    Open Runs: 102/103

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 64″

    Open Runs: 40/39

    Opening: 12/15/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 24/42

    Opening: 01/20/2024

    Closing: TBD

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 94″

    Open Runs: 336/344

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 6″

    Base Depth: 94″

    Open Runs: 165/154

    Opening: 12/07/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 4″

    Base Depth: 116″

    Open Runs: 112/114

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 6″

    Base Depth: 110″

    Open Runs: 135/140

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 103″

    Open Runs: 82/82

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 72/72

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 1″

    Base Depth: 45″

    Open Runs: 11/11

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

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