Brighton Resort

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Overall
4

Brighton is always a reliable choice for Utah's infamous powder but without the price tag and crowds of nearby resorts. On the other hand, it's much smaller with a relatively short vertical drop. Nevertheless, Brighton is an affordable locals mountain with a laid-back vibe with a good variety of runs and park scene.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Brighton Resort vs
Brighton ResortAlta
beginner21 %25 %
intermediate39 %40 %
advanced25 %35 %
expert15 %-
total runs66 116
ski area1,050ac 2,200ac
summit elevation10,500ft 10,550ft
total lifts6 11
child lift ticketFree $54 USD (£42 GBP)
adult lift ticket$85 USD (£66 GBP) $104 USD (£81 GBP)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall268″ 270″
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Brighton Resort Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 25 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

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Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

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Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

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Family Friendliness
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Oct 10, 2018
Paul P. Paul P.
expert skier
When you want that mom and pop resort feel but Cottonwood Canyon snow quality and quantity, BRIGHTON is for you. Laid back feel, great terrain, great deals. Beautiful views, great for beginners and experts alike. Snowboarders swarm here but plenty of variety for everyone. Only cons are runs are shorter, parking can be tough if your late and not... More
Poor!1.5 / 5Jan 22, 2018
JWJohn W.
advanced snowboarder
I think Brighton must be the smallest most uninteresting, over packed resort around. Park city has 7x the usable area. Snowbard had much better advanced runs and brighton is lacking a good bunny hill for beginners. If your new to the sport or of your an expert your batter off at any other resort. If your right in the center a half day good at... More
Poor!1.2 / 5Jan 22, 2018
MBMark B.
expert skier
The lifts are slow! The lines are long and the ski resort is small! Not to mention the small over packed parking Lot. You might get turned away because the parking lot is full. But on the off chance you find a parking spot have fun on the very few over packed, tracked out runs. And joke of a ski park. One of the worst resorts in Utah.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Dec 04, 2017
ASAustin S.
expert snowboarder
Brighton is like the small town of ski resorts. It may not have a gondola, but the snow can't be beat, and the people there seem friendlier than Those at Snowbird, PC, or really any of the other resorts. Relatively small resort, but there's still plenty of mountain for everyone.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 26, 2017
CMCody M.
intermediate snowboarder
Very friendly staff and open snow terrain. Very easy to find your way to any lift from Any trail! Affordable ski lift prices and very easy to get to as well as big lot for parking . ... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 23, 2017
CConnor
expert skier
Brighton is a great resort for the value and is really easy to get to and the terrain comes in all varieties. The option to hike in/out of the resort to unpatrolled backcountry is pretty sweet, but the mountain can be super crowded and overall its pretty small compared to other resorts in the area.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 22, 2017
CJCollin J.
advanced snowboarder
I've only ridden at Brighton a few times, but every time was amazing powder days. Great snow, hardly any lift lines, beautiful glades and some steep stuff made for several great days of riding!!... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 21, 2017
MGMichael G.
advanced skier
I love Brighton!! Ever since I started skiing!! Amazing snow and the trails are unbelievable!! The park is really sweet too!! Can't wait to go back!! It's been a long time!! ... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 18, 2017
JLJade L.
expert snowboarder
Brighton is my favorite resort in Utah. It truly does have the greatest snow on earth. It is the last resort in Utah that still has a small town/old school vibe. The prices are drastically cheaper than others in the state, but the riding is just as good. This was the first place I ever went, and I learned to board here with my brother and dad. ... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 17, 2017
JCJason C.
advanced snowboarder
I love Brighton. Best value and terrain for my hard earned dollar! I buy 10 packs and if I don't use all of them I can take them back before October 1st to get credit for the next seasons pass!... More

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