Where is Brighton Ski Resort?
Located only 30 miles from Salt Lake City, the host of a vibrant festival scene, Brighton Ski Resort is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, a 15-mile-long watershed canyon. All of the resort's land is part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Because of the resort's location, it receives plenty of snowfall from winter storms. In fact, the mountain averages 500 inches of snow each winter! Plus, the fluffy, dry snow has been ranked as the second-best snow in North America.
Activities at Brighton Ski Resort
Brighton Ski Resort has amazing backcountry access. Guests can purchase single-ride lift tickets to travel to the top of the resort to reach the backcountry access gates. Let loose (safely) and enjoy some uncharted territory as you perfect your skiing.
This fabulous ski resort has some of the most extensive night skiing in the West. Explore more than 200 illuminated acres for some nighttime fun, the light glistening off the snow and beckoning you to take advantage of its perfect texture. For night skiing, you'll also have access to three lifts and the resort's main mountain terrain park. Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean your adventure has to stop.
Brighton is recognized for its cliffs, chutes, bowls, and naturally perfect features. With its 66 runs and six lifts, the entire mountain is your skiing canvas. People just getting the hang of skiing can try their hand at the Sunshine or Main Street runs, which are for beginners. More advanced skiers can perfect their craft on the Snake Bowl or Thunder Road runs.
Brighton Ski Resort offers wonderful tours with naturalists from the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. For about 45 minutes, you'll learn about the animals and plants of the area and the history and geology of the canyon. There's no better adventure than combining fun with sightseeing!
Day Trips from Brighton Ski Resort
For even more skiing opportunities, our Brighton homes are also excellent options for Solitude Ski Resort lodging—or just a day trip to check out some new slopes at one of the many resorts nearby. Since Brighton Ski Resort is within 30 miles of Salt Lake City proper, you're only about a 45-minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport.
Beautiful Park City is situated only 10 miles from the Brighton Ski Resort. With its 400 miles of wooded trails, hikers and mountain bikers will never get bored. While you're there, be sure to check out charming Old Town Park City as well!
Locals love Brighton Ski Resort, and it's more popular with them than it is with visitors. That means you won't have to deal with long lines or other inconveniences. So see what all the fuss is about, and book your perfect vacation rental at Brighton Ski Resort today. Don't put off your dream family vacation any longer!
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