Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Ski Resort is another place where skiers and boarders of all stripes head to enjoy some of the best conditions and runs in the state of Utah. In a state with such amazing resorts as Brian Head and Alta Ski Resort, skiers will have no trouble finding great places to vacation. This particular resort has been open since the early 1930s and has become a reputable ski area that really brings the goods. One-hundred percent of the skiable terrain at the Brighton Ski Area is accessible by quads, and there are plenty of lifts, over 1,000 acres of terrain, and an incredible vertical drop of nearly 2,000 feet. Some of the other amenities and accommodations you can expect include the Brighton Lodge, the new Millicent Chalet, frequent buses that transport patrons to and from Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, high-quality lessons and instruction, a pub onsite, and lockers. Perhaps the best news for families traveling with small children is that kids seven-years-old and younger ski and ride for free at the Brighton Ski Resort.

The Brighton Ski Area receives about 500 inches of snow annually and every acre of the beginner runs and nearly all of the intermediate runs are groomed nightly, ensuring an even better experience for skiers and boarders of all ages and levels of expertise. The primary runs for the advanced and expert skiers are groomed nightly, but some of the more obscure and challenging courses are left for those adventurous souls who like their runs undisturbed with deep, fluffy snow. The terrain is something that nearly everyone who visits this destination will rave about. The lifts are arranged in such a way that an entire family or group of friends can ride up to a hill and that head off in their individual directions per their skill levels. There are chutes and cliffs, natural terrain parks, and man-made terrain parks at the Brighton Ski Resort. There are actually four terrain parks altogether where both skiers and boarders will enjoy a wide range of exciting jumps and courses.

You can even enjoy the resort at night. After an exciting day of hitting the trails, take time for a meal at the Brighton Lodge, and then return to any one of the 22 runs available for night skiing. For those looking for instruction, the Ski and Snowboard School at the Brighton Ski Resort is first rate. You can also rent ski equipment, buy clothing, gear, and virtually anything else related to skiing and snowboarding at the ski shop.

The Brighton Lodge is the only on-site hotel, but it is certainly not the only option for lodging nearby. There are a variety of options for hotels, motels, rental cabins, and bed and breakfasts within a short distance of the resort. The resort itself is only a half-hour away from the Salt Lake City Airport. Once you have all of the details of your trip worked out, including accommodations and airfare, you can take to the slopes and enjoy the 66 individual ski runs that pepper this amazing destination in Utah. It is well worth the trip for advanced skiers and offers a great environment for families. Brighton is a wonderful place for skiers and boarders of all ages, including families, to enjoy a memorable ski vacation.

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