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Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Resort   |  Jay Dash
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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 riding. The only difference now is that the full expanse of the resort’s well-balanced 1,000 plus acres is accessible from high-speed quads. Not to mention, it’s just 45 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

45 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. – 9 p.m. Twilight Pass (formerly the Night 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 seven and under ski free anytime. General lift tickets are valid for seven hours, but you can extend or shorten your ski day with a 12-hour Super ticket, four-hour afternoon pass, or night skiing pass. 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 starting at age 5. If it’s you who needs to brush up on your mountain skills, take advantage of Brighton’s private and group lessons, or join the weekly women’s workshop. Don’t pass up the value of all those 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. Unlike other resorts where skiers dominate, Brighton attracts both skiers and boarders alike, thanks in part to four terrain parks, a half-pipe and a girls-only terrain park called Krista's Park.

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’s parking lot fills up quickly, especially on powder days. To increase your chances of scoring a spot, arrive at off-peak hours or reserve a spot in advance for $25. All Brighton season-pass holders can take the UTA Ski Bus for free which picks up at the Park-N-Ride lots at the base of the canyon. (Read: "How to Prepare for Your Utah Ski Vacation")

Terrain Parks

Freestyle riders and skiers get plenty of bang for their buck at Brighton. With a half-pipe, four terrain parks (five counting the Pee-Wee beginner park) and 100+ grind features in the ever-changing parks you'll never run out of new lines to ride.

Night Skiing

Maybe you prefer to sleep in, to skip the early-bird pow and instead save up your energy for evening shredding. We know what that’s like. At Brighton, you’ve got more than 200 acres (22 runs) lighted just for you on Monday through Saturday nights. Groms also benefit from the main mountain terrain park being part of evening entertainment. Who says late sleepers are lazy? 

Restaurants and Places to Relax

To encourage a BYO meal environment, there are tables specifically designated for people to enjoy their sack lunches or crock pots at both the main level of Brighton Center Lodge and the main level of the A-frame. Molly Green's Tavern is a great slopeside stop with a full service bar and grill, cozy fireplace, magnificent views of the mountains and full table service.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 117″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: 12/07/2022

    Closing: 04/09/2023

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: 11/04/2022

    Closing: 05/07/2023

  • Brighton


    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 156″

    Open Runs: 4/66

    Opening: 11/10/2022

    Closing: 05/29/2023

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/38

    Opening: 12/08/2022

    Closing: 05/03/2023

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: 11/29/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/10/2022

    Closing: 04/02/2023

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: 12/02/2022

    Closing: 04/16/2023

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: 11/16/2022

    Closing: 05/01/2023

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: 12/08/2022

    Closing: 04/16/2023

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Snowbird


    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 67″

    Open Runs: 54/141

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 97″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: 11/11/2022

    Closing: 05/21/2023

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 0/72

    Opening: 12/03/2022

    Closing: 05/14/2023

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 24″

    Open Runs: 1/11

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 06/04/2023

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