Brighton Resort

Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
  • Affordable for families (kids 10 and under ski free)
  • Slope connected to Solitude Mountain on the Solbright pass
  • Less crowded than nearby popular resorts
  • Small base with limited food and lodging



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.

Brighton Resort

Brighton ResortAlta Ski Resort
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
adult lift ticket$85 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall287″ 290″

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Brighton Resort Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 44 reviews

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Very Good!4.1 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Brighton Resort ReviewsSab K.
advanced snowboarder
This is the easier mtn compared to the sister mtn Solitude. The blue and black runs were fun and well laid out. Didn’t have to traverse much between runs. Tree/glade runs were also very fun!... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Jan 15, 2020
Brighton Resort ReviewsSolei S.
advanced skier
Brighton is awesome! They’ve got lots of blue and green runs for beginners, but also plenty of steep and deep tree runs for advanced skiers if that is what you’re in to, and tons of great stuff in the side country. Also got some pretty good parks with something for everyone, as well as night skiing!... More
Good!3.8 / 5Jan 15, 2020
Brighton Resort ReviewsEric H.
advanced skier
Brighton is one of the smaller resorts in Utah, but offers a lot of value considering its location and snow quality. Despite its size, Brighton seems to always have some powder and the runs are great. The only downside is that the best lift is in an area that gets high winds frequently and they have to close it often.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Jan 15, 2020
Brighton Resort ReviewsEric N.
expert snowboarder
Great place a lot a backcountry Terrain friendly locals and a lot of cheap places to stay in Salt Lake City many other resorts to access near Salt Lake City so there are many choices. For friends and family and people... More
Good!3.8 / 5Dec 27, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsBrandon D.
intermediate skier
Brighton is a great value for the money. A mellow resort with lots of tree skiing. This is where I learned to ski. This is where I teach my kids how to ski. Brighton is now the only place in the Wasatch where you can go night skiing. They got night skiing right! Skiing at Brighton always feels like coming home.... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 19, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsAmber V.
advanced snowboarder
Very fun resort with let crowds and great terrain. Very friendly staff. Lots of lifts and runs that are longer and fun to ride. There is also easily accessible back country. Molly’s green is a fun restaurant and bar. When you get done riding.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 19, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsMeg W.
advanced snowboarder
Definition of back door boarding. Family friendly. And what makes it even better, they offer a variety of days and nights at various prices great for EVERYONE to enjoy at least a day (or night). We have gone here pretty frequently and never seem to be amazed.. I’m telling you, it’s the best snow in the nation.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Oct 09, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsTom B.
expert skier
Beware the greats Brighton Flats in the middle ! Fun, but a little on the short side if you are looking for long leg burning runs. Lots of great beginner and intermediate terrain !... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Sep 26, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsKurt S.
advanced snowboarder
Sorry skiers the word is out. Brighton is snowboarding paradise. Long perfectly sloped runs, nicely spaced trees and some steeps as well. Oh and the PapapaPowder! Top of the canyon for a reason!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Brighton Resort ReviewsShane J.
advanced skier
Great local vibe. Fun family atmosphere if you want it. Fun grungy crew to grind with if you want it. Steeps and learner terrain. Parks and powder. Something for everyone. Difficult commute at 9am on a pow day.... More

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