Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Ski Resort

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Brighton has been operating since 1936 and was voted number one for Child - Family Friendly Terrain, and Best Value by Utahns in the 1999 Wasatch Parent Magazine reader's poll.

Brighton has a full service rental shop equipped with the latest gear.


Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon and is 30 minutes southeast of downtown Salt Lake City. UTA bus services the Brighton area from Salt Lake and the bottom of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Season and Operating Schedule

Early November through late April. Lifts operate 9 am to 4 pm daily. Night lift tickets begin at 12:30 and end at 9 pm. Night skiing and snowboarding is offered on over 18 lighted trails mid-December through early April from 4 pm-9 pm. Monday through Saturday.

Lift Ticket Prices

Adult All Day $-
Superticket $-
Twilight $-
Night $-
Half Day $-
Kids 7 and under Ski Free
(*Prices subject to change)

Kids Ski Free!

The first resort in Utah to offer kids free skiing and snowboarding. ANY DAY ALL SEASON LONG, kids under 10 and over 70 ski free!

Average Annual Snowfall

Over 500 inches of fluffy Wasatch powder with 200 acres of snowmaking.

The Terrain

Over 850 acres in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Base elevation 8,755, Summit elevation 10,500, Hike summit 10,700. Over 1,745' lift served vertical and almost 2,000' hike accesed vertical drop.

Brighton has 64 runs on two mountains, 21% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 39% Advanced. Brighton offers expert skiers some of the best backcountry acess in Utah.

High Speed Lifts

Brighton has two high speed quads, along with two triples and three doubles.

Ski and Snowboard School

For more information on group or private lessons, workshops, or clinics, call the Brighton Ski School at (800) 873-5512.


The Alpine Rose offers cafeteria style dining with hours from 8 am to 8:30 pm. Molly Green's is more intimate. (A private club for members).


Children 10 and under stay and ski free with parents at the Brighton Lodge located slopeside. Call the Brighton Lodge at (800)873-5512 for reservations.

Brighton Resort Highlights

  • Big Cottonwood Canyon, 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport
  • Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Adult Day Pass $37
  • 21% Beg, 40% Int, 39% Adv
  • 500" Avg. Annual Snowfall
  • 850 Skiable Acres
  • All major credit cards are excepted

Brighton Resort
Star Route
Brighton, Utah 84121
Phone: 801-532-4731
Fax: 435-649-1787

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