Brighton


Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
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Type: Lift-serviced / Resort

Posted by: Matt S on June 1, 2011
 

Description

 
With an average of 500 inches of snow per winter at a lofty elevation of 10,500 feet, Brighton Resort offers skiers and snowboarders an exhilarating high-altitude experience.



Visitors descend 1,745 feet down the mountain and can use one of the 7 lifts to ride back up. 66 trails zig zag over 1,050 skiable acres. 22 runs are lit for night skiing. Popular runs include Western Trail, Scree Slope, and Thunder Road.

Activities
Skiing (Downhill), Snowboarding

Website
brightonresort.com

 

Reviews of Brighton

 

mtbgreg1   Out of Bounds
July 8, 2011
  
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Brighton is well-known as the snowboarding capital of the world. They offer several massive terrain parks with huge rails and boxes, massive booters and table tops, and some serious pipe riding as well.

While Brighton may best be known for its park, it offers some serious powder skiing and riding as well! There are a few steep faces and deep glades in bounds, but Brighton's easy-to-access backcountry offers some of the deepest skiing around (just check out the Warren Miller video clip).

I will always remember Brighton as the first place I skied deep enough powder to receive face shots.

So whether you're going to ride the park or the pow, be sure to check out Brighton!
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