Welcome to Brighton

Don’t look for flashy ads. Brighton does minimal advertising. You’ll hear about Brighton from your friends or from skiers and riders who are also soaking in your hotel’s hot tub. Or, you can hear about us right here.


Brighton is Utah's only resort that can boast that 100% of its terrain is accessible by high speed quads. Our five quads, one triple and magic carpet service 1,050 acres and 1,875 vertical feet of incredible Utah skiing. Other amenities include The New Millicent Chalet, three additional day lodges, high quality rentals, top notch ski and snowboard school, lockers, cafeterias, a pub, frequent public bus transportation from many points in downtown Salt Lake City and park & ride lots around the valley. What's more, kids 6 and under ski and ride free.


The mountain averages 500 inches of snow a winter. The snow is traditionally light, fluffy and dry making it a paradise for riders and skiers. Brighton is located directly in the path of winter storms and it is also at the very top of Big Cottonwood Canyon so it gets the very best of the "greatest snow on earth," and lots of it.


Brighton's grooming is five star. It is consistently top quality. Beginner runs are groomed nightly. Intermediate trails are groomed nightly, except for a few obscure trails which are groomed as needed. And for the experts, main runs are groomed, but most is left au naturale for those who like their powder deep without any fuss. The grooming report is posted daily.


Terrain is our trump card - and 100% of the terrain can be accessed by high speed quad. Perhaps it is the only mountains where friends or families can ride together on the same lift and then peel off onto different trails - beginner, intermediate, or expert - and all meet at the bottom to ride the lift together again.Most skiers and riders stick to the immaculately groomed trails, but there are trees and chutes, cliffs and natural terrain parks all within bounds for those who like white knuckle terrain. And we have Terrain Parks. Freestyle riders and skiers enjoy Brighton's four terrain parks for all abilities. The terrain park crew keeps moving the features around so what's here today might be gone tomorrow. The challenge keeps changing.


Ski under the stars with Night Riding at Brighton. With over 200 acres, 24 runs, 250 lights, 4 lifts and terrain park access, Brighton offers the most night skiing terrain in Utah. The addition of Snake Creek to Night Riding brings you ever-expanding terrain with two new trails added this season and more to come. What's more, Night Riding is available for a majority of the season –  4p to 9p, Monday through Saturday, from mid-December to April.


Brighton is famous for its Ski and Snowboard School. It is known as "The place where Utah learns to ski and ride and keeps on learning." It has earned that reputation because of its consistent dedication to the students. Brighton's Ski and Snowboard School has private lessons, daily group classes for every ability level of skiers and riders, and specialty series for kids, women, seniors, and much more.


Brighton is in the process of navigating towards Net Zero by 2030. Through our efforts. our community engagement, and phenomenal customer experience, we are bringing you more winters and the knowledge that our commitment to the environment is snow joke.


Average annual snowfall:
Vertical, lift-serviced drop: 1,745'
Base elevation: 8,755'
Top elevation: 10,500'


Lifts: 5 quads, 1 triple, 1 Magic Carpet
Skiable acres: 1,050
Number of runs: 66, and tons of off-piste runs
Grooming: Excellent
Snowboarding: Yes (& yes it needs to be said)
Terrain parks: Yes
Night skiing: Yes. On 200 acres, four lifts, main terrain park


Afternoon 1/2 day ticket: Yes. Ski & ride the day you arrive
9 am - 9 pm ticket: Yes. Ski & ride 'till your legs fall off
Kids 6 and under ski free: Yes


Cafeteria / Eateries / Pub: Yes
Picnic tables for BYO lunch: Yes
Day lockers: Yes
On-slope hotel: Yes. Brighton Lodge. Other lodging nearby
Snowsports School: Yes. With 175 instructors.
Mountain Hosts:
 Yes. To answer all your questions.
On-site medical clinic: Yes
Retail ski shop: Yes. Clothing, helmets, gloves, goggles + more
Rental shop: Yes. Standard and high end gear + powder skis
Repair shop: Yes
Cell phone service: Yes. Even though we are high in the mountains
Computer plug-ins: Yes. In Alpine Rose cafeteria


Salt Lake City Int. Airport:
35 miles
Ski bus service: Yes. Frequent from hotels, park & ride lots, other stops