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Page Title: Brighton Ski Resort, Utah
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Brighton Resort
12601 E. Big Cottonwood Cyn
Brighton, Utah 84121
Phone:   801.532.4731 or 800.873.5512
http://www.brightonresort.com

Being located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, Brighton receives over 500 inches of "the greatest snow on earth" each season.  For powder skiing and snowboarding Brighton can't be beat!  With over 66 runs on two mountains, the longest being over 3 miles, there are plenty of fresh tracks to be had.  Brighton also meticulously grooms many runs each night, leaving behind some of the best corduroy in the state.

LIFTS 
3 HIGH SPEED DETACHABLE QUAD
3 DOUBLE
1 TRIPLE
1 ROPE TOW

SKIERS PER HOUR:
  10,100 (uphill capacity)

TRAILS
NUMBER OF TRAILS:  66
MILES OF TRAILS:  30
LONGEST TRAIL:  3 MILES - ELK PARK RIDGE
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY:  
BEG 21%, 13 TRAILS: 331 ACRES
INTER 40%, 26 TRAILS: 340 ACRES
ADV 39%, 27 TRAILS: 179 ACRES
GROOMED TRAILS: 70%
SKIABLE ACRES: 850 ACRES

TERRAIN PARKS

HALFPIPE AND RAIL CITY

SNOWFALL

AVERAGE SEASONAL SNOWFALL 500”
(514" 1995-1996)
(525" 1996-1997)
(543” 1997-1998)
(562” 1998-1999)
(516” 1999-2000)
(523” 2000-2001)

SNOWMAKING

NUMBER ACRES COVERED:  200 ACRES
PERCENTAGE OF TERRAIN:  20%

SEASON AND OPERATION SCHEDULE
EARLY NOVEMBER TO LATE APRIL:  9 AM TO 4 PM
NIGHT SKIING MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY:  4 PM TO 9 PM
MID DEC TO EARLY APRIL

NIGHT LIFTS
NUMBER OF ACRES:  200 ACRES
NUMBER OF TRAILS:  20 TRAILS
PERCENTAGE OF TERRAIN:  21%

Getting to Brighton Ski Resort, Utah

Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, only 35 minutes southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 35 miles from Salt Lake International Airport.

To get here from the Airport simply take I-215 South (it will turn East) until you reach the 6200 South exit, then turn right (it will turn into Wasatch Blvd.), then turn left at Big Cottonwood Canyon (there's a 7-Eleven on the corner).

From Downtown take State Street or 700 East (depending where you're staying) south to I-80 East. Follow I-80 East until you reach I-215 South, exit and continue until you reach the 6200 South exit, stay left (it will turn into Wasatch Blvd.), then turn left at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Getting here from the South Valley area (6800 South and beyond) is easy. From the 6800 South and 7200 South properties (Midvale and Murray) get on I-215 East and follow the directions above. From 10600 South properties (Sandy) take State Street to I-215 East and follow the above directions.

For alternate transportation options please call:
Utah Transit Authority 801.287.4636 (Bus or Light Rail)
Resort Transportation 800.604.1525

One Lift Ticket...Two Awesome Mountains!

Back by popular demand, Brighton and Solitude ski areas will offer one lift ticket to ski or snowboard both areas for the season.

Brighton and Solitude are connected by a ski run (SolBright) that is groomed for easy public access. This run connects both resorts by first passing from the Summit Chair at Solitude down to the top of the Evergreen Chair at Brighton (allowing access to Millicent) then finally across the top of Silver Lake where it eventually ends-up back at Solitude. The “SolBright” ticket offers unparalleled access to everyone wishing to experience Big Cottonwood Canyon. This connection is an incredible value for the skier or snowboarder who wants to ski or ride some of the most variable terrain available in Utah.

Future plans include a “SolBright” Chair that is currently pending a U.S. Forest Service approval in Solitude’s new Master Development Plan. This new lift would connect the two resorts just below Solitude’s Summit Chair and near the top of Brighton’s Evergreen Chair allowing even easier access to all of Big Cottonwood’s great terrain. “SolBright” tickets will be available this winter at both Solitude and Brighton lift ticket windows.

Night Skiing Your Thing...Check it out!

Brighton, Utah - Many consider it one of the best values in skiing or snowboarding; the Brighton night ticket.  Brighton, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon only 30 miles from Salt Lake City, continues to offer the most night terrain in the Wasatch.

From 4:00pm-9:00pm every Monday through Saturday, visitors can enjoy skiing or snowboarding on 20 lighted runs (over 200 acres). This season over 58 new lights were added to heighten the experience even more.  The lighted trails will please all levels of skiers and snowboarders, beginners, intermediates and advanced.

Night trails are serviced by the Explorer triple chair, Majestic double chair and Crest Express, one of our three high-speed detachable quads.  The Crest Express allows skiers and boarders to maximize their night runs by allowing 1800 people per hour to ski or board beginner, intermediate and advanced trails.

Night lifts are offered beginning in mid-December and continuing until early April.  Additional night access options are the Twilight lift pass which is good from 12:30pm-9:00pm or the Brighton Superticket good from 9:00am- 9:00pm.  Children age ten and under can still ski or ride free.

For first-timers or experts, the Brighton Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of night lessons on Thursday evenings at 5:00pm and 7:00 pm. The night lessons include a group lesson and a night lift ticket, yet another great value offered by Brighton.

Both slopeside restaurants, The Alpine Rose and Molly Green’s (a private club for members), offer a wide variety of delicious foods and beverages for both day and night skiers and boarders.


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