BRIGHTON RESORT GUIDE
Brighton Resort Overview
As one of the first resorts in Utah to welcome snowboarders, Brighton Resort is renowned for its close-knit community and local feel. This family-friendly resort is where many Utahans bring their children to learn the art of skiing or snowboarding. Brighton is both nostalgic and a little sleepy, lacking the glitz and glamor of many other Utah ski areas. Affordable prices, good value, and consistently awesome snow keep locals and travelers returning each winter. Tree skiing, terrain parks, playful natural terrain, excellent backcountry access, and extensive night skiing make Brighton a fun place to explore. The relaxed vibe and variety of terrain are ideal for families or guests with different ability levels.
There is limited lodging at Brighton and not much in terms of a base village. Most visitors rent a vacation home nearby, stay at Solitude Mountain Resort, or find lodging down in Cottonwood Heights or Salt Lake City. The resort is very accessible, just 50 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Brighton’s close proximity to Salt Lake City, it’s nostalgic atmosphere, and playful terrain are what makes it a favorite amongst locals.
Additional Pass Details: Brighton offers 5 or 7 days on the Ikon Pass. Children under 10 ski free with a pass holding or paying Adult. Brighton runs great deals for night skiing on select weekdays with food or group specials, see here for the latest offerings. The Sol-Bright combined ticket provides access to nearly twice as much terrain for $45 more, with even greater savings available when purchased in advance.
**Those visiting Brighton this winter must purchase lift tickets online and retrieve their tickets at electronic kiosks at the resort. This ticket is a Brighton Card which can be reloaded throughout the season and also functions as your lift ticket. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through the website or with local retail partners Those with a Brighton Season Pass, Go Card holders and Ikon Pass holders do not need to make reservations. You can also view Brighton's Covid-related protocols here.
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