COVID-19

Staying Safe and Healthy at Brighton and Beyond

We are thrilled to be opening the resort for the 2020-2021 season as soon as snow and weather conditions permit. While we are excited to welcome guests back, you’ll notice a few precautions we are taking to keep everyone safe at Brighton, from the peak to the parking lot and at every turn between.

CHANGES AT BRIGHTON

Brighton will be carefully ensuring our precautionary measures are in strict accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Utah Department of Health. We are substantially increasing sanitation and taking careful steps to reduce the likelihood of transmission.  

 We hope to streamline service and reduce indoor interactions and lines. Namely, you can expect to see new technology across the resort to make your experience more seamless. This will include free high speed wireless internet, electronic ticket kiosks, and online ordering services to make it easier than ever to plan your visit to Brighton.  

PLEASE NOTE: The information below may change as we closely monitor the state of COVID-19 transmission in Utah and make updates in line with CDC guidelines.  

 

GENERAL SAFETY NOTICES:

    • We reduced seating and restaurant capacities and incresed seat/table spacing by up to 50% in some locations to provide greater distancing for guests.
    • We will substantially increase the frequency of sanitization and disinfection of surfaces. Limiting capacity/seating helps enable more frequent disinfecting.
    • We have added sanitization stations throughout Brighton restaurants and in other common areas.
    • We have installed additional signage providing recommendations, information, & awareness of best practices.
    • We are committing to daily deep cleanings of all public areas across the resort.
  • Face masks are required in all indoor spaces except while seated to eat or drink, and outdoors wherever six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings will always be required in lift lines and on lifts. 

    Please ensure that your face mask is in line with CDC guidelines and worn over your nose and mouth.

  • All departments at Brighton will continue to strictly follow the precautions outlined by the CDC and the Utah Department of Health.

    • Any staff who feel sick or are interacting with those who feel sick are strictly mandated to stay home. 
    • We have provided additional hand sanitization stations in key locations for both employees and guests.
    • We have increased the frequency of disinfection/sanitization in all community spaces and high contact surfaces. 
    • We have provided more space for employees in high traffic areas such as break rooms and reduced the number of in-person meetings.
    • We have installed CDC recommendations/guidelines signage in public and employee areas.
    • Employees have appropriate personal protective equipment. Cashiers will wear gloves and wash their hands/disinfect upon removal.
    • We are communicating with regional experts and public health authorities for continual evaluation and guidance.
  • We ask that during this time guests:

    • Please help reduce the risk of transmission through social distancing and appropriate recommended hygiene/disinfection measures.
    • Respect the personal space of others.
    • Be considerate and use common sense.
    • Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. 
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Consider bringing your lunch or a snack as we are actively limiting space and services in lodges.


    DO NOT come to the mountain if you:

    • Are sick or have any symptoms of illness - know the symptoms
    • Have potentially been exposed to an individual with COVID-19
    • Are vulnerable due to a compromised or weak immune system
    • Are considered to be at higher risk, including older adults - learn more

BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE RESORT: 

    • Purchase your lift ticket online, then pick it up at a new electronic kiosk at the resort, contact-free. Your new ticket is also a Brighton Card, you may reload it online at your convenience throughout the season and go directly to the lift to activate.  
    • All lift tickets must be purchased in advance either through our website or through participating retail partners. 
    • Reservations are NOT required for Brighton Season Pass or Go Card Holders. 
    • Season passholders or Go Card holders will be mailed their passes - there will be no pass pickup at the resort this season. Please take the time to make sure your account is up to date with a current photo. Go Card holders do not need a photo.  
    • Ikon passholders will be required to make a reservation through the Ikon reservation system.
    • All rentals must be reserved online 24 hours in advance. 
    • Reserve your rentals and rental gear pick up time online, and they will be ready for you when you arrive at the resort.  
    • Lessons must be reserved online 48 hours in advance.  
    • Class sizes will be reduced, and not all Brighton’s usual offerings will be available. 
    • Class check-iwill be outside the Snowsports school, above the Brighton Center. 
    • Please be aware that parking will be even more limited this year. Our lot fills quickly on weekends, holidays, and powder days.
    • We’ve added new parking lot web cams, streamed in real time, to check before departing for the resort. We’ve also placed a camera looking down-canyon at the entry to the parking lot, so guests can see if there is congestion entering the resort 
    • At the mouth of the canyon, check the new digital sign that will also indicate whether there is parking available at the resort.  
    • We’ll post parking updates on our Twitter account, @BrightonResort. 
    • If the parking lot is full, we recommend taking the UTA busThey have added a handful of new buses this year, which will be running with limited capacity with face masks required for all passengers. 
    • Reservations are not required to park at the resort. Parking is still free at the resort. 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE: 

  • Guests will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while at the resort.  

    • We firmly request that any guest who feels sick stay home.  
    • Facemasks are required in all indoor spaces except while seated to eat or drink, and outdoors wherever six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings will always be required in lift lines and on the lifts.
  • Brighton has a reputation for its organized parking system. We’ll continue the tradition, but this year, we’ll space cars farther apart.  Be aware that the lot typically fills up by mid-morning on weekends, holidays, and powder days. Consider arriving at off-peak times (before 8 a.m. or after 1 p.m.) to avoid being turned around. 

    • Snowboards and skis will naturally distance guests within each lane, and there will be ghost lanes between to keep them separated laterally. 
    • Face coverings must be worn, and must cover both the nose and mouth.  
    • Groups who drove/rode up together will ride the lifts together.  
    • We will accommodate fewer people on each lift chair, if you are a single rider you might be paired with one other single rider on a quad chair.  
    • Molly Greens will now serve food in the downstairs area of the A-frame, and will be open to families with children. Upstairs will continue to be a 21+, full service bar and grill, with extra space between tables. The brown bag area below Molly Greens has been removed. 
    • Payment by credit card is required.
    • Guests can order grab-and-go food from other Brighton eateries through our website and eat at provided slope side seating.
    • Limited indoor dining is still available, and tables will be spread apart to maintain social distancing.
    • Outdoor dining has been expanded to include more patio space.
    • If you bring your lunch, we encourage you to eat it in your car.

We know this year is different, but Brighton is taking every step to ensure your experience with us is safe and enjoyable. We are sincerely grateful for your help in this effort. We are in this together as a community and the safer each of us can be, the better likelihood of everyone staying healthy and keeping the resort open.  We’ll keep you updated with any changes as the season progresses.