Utah’s Brighton Ski Resort is the real place Utah learns to ski, and with 100% mountain accessibility, the Brighton Ski Resort team work nightly, grooming terrain, to ensure that the mountain is consistently kept at a 5 star standard. And with over 60 runs, 22 of which are lit at night, allowing excellent night skiing. On top of this, the Brighton Ski Resort have plenty of backcountry to explore, including loads of rough untouched terrain, cliffs and night skiing giving up to a 12 hour ski day (9-9) Brighton Ski Resort is guaranteed to keep you skiing till you can ski no longer.

The Brighton Ski Resort’s Minimalist approach to advertising also helps to keep the Brighton Resort feeling pure and local, with few tourists, many feet of falling snow and four changing terrain parks, guests can ride for days in their quest to master Utah’s stunning Brighton Ski Resort

Shona Headshot

“The Team at Brighton deliver one of the most fun oriented ski packages available, with an immaculately groomed and fully accessible mountain, there’s something at Brighton for everyone to enjoy“. Shona – Amped

10 Top Reasons to Ski Brighton

  • Pure natural mountain atmosphere
  • Diverse terrain with a well balanced difficulty distribution
  • Top rated ski school
  • Immaculately maintained ski trails
  • Family friendly with lots to keep kids occupied
  • Close proximity to Salt Lake City keeps all amenities close
  • Affordable skiing with great value for money
  • Secluded resort with a local feel to it
  • Up to 12 hours skiing per day
  • Great powder all season long

Brighton Ski Resort Facts & Stats

  • Skiable Acreage: 1,050 acres
  • Lift Serviced Drop: 1,875ft / 571m
  • Base Elevation: 8,755ft / 2,668m
  • Summit Elevation: 10,500ft / 3,200m
  • Total Lifts: 7 including 5 Quads, 1 Triple and 1 Magic Carpet)
  • Number of Runs: 66
  • Proximity to Salt Lake City: 35mi / 56km
  • Ski Season: Mid-November to Mid-April

Getting to Brighton Ski Resort


Utah’s Brighton Ski Resort is tucked away 35 minutes from Salt Lake City on top of the Big Cottonwood Canyon

By Air:
The closest airport to the Brighton Ski Resort is Salt Lake City, which offers multiple daily flights from all major USA cities.
By Road:

Brighton is a 35 minute drive away from the Salt  Lake City Airport with private vehicle transfers available at extra cost.

For those lodging in downtown Salt Lake City, specially equipped Utah Transit Authority (UTA) ski buses go up to the Brighton Ski Resort and three other resorts. The buses stop at 10 hotels in downtown plus 15 other hotels in the greater Salt Lake area, and they stop at park-and-ride pick up points along the way so there’s no need for a car


The Utah Transport Authority offers guests bus services from the Brighton Ski Resort to Salt Lake City and other neighbouring resorts

Brighton Trail Map

Brighton Resort Winter Trail Map

Brighton Ski Resort Tours and Activities

Located just 35 minutes away from Salt Lake City, the Brighton Ski resort has a multitude of things to do, with guided tours, the Olympic park, and a range of activities guaranteed to keep guests AMPED throughout their stay at Brighton.

Resort Activities

  • Ride the Olympic Bobsledding Track
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Night Skiing
  • Olympic Park
  • Plenty of backcountry ski tour options
  • Wasatch Cache National park tours and experiences
  • Four incredible terrain parks
  • Close proximity to three other resorts
  • Discover vibrant Salt Lake City

Brighton Ski School and Daycare


Brighton’s ski school has developed an unsurpassed reputation in comparison to the other Wasatch resorts through being flexible, and holistic in their approach to teaching skiing and snowboarding. The Brighton Ski Resort’s ski school strives to provide a consistent dedication to students, as well as private lessons, the Brighton Ski Resort provides planned, relevant, progressive lessons for skiers and boarders of all ages and ability. The Brighton Ski School is a school where skiers and boarders learn to ski and ride, and keep on learning, this progressive mentality helps to ensure that skiers and riders surpass their own expectations in the gaining of new skills and helps to ensure that regardless of your ski ability, the Brighton Ski resort’s ski school will be able to help you gain new skills, and further your skiing and snowboarding talents.

Ski Services available range from:

  • Adult Lessons
  • Multi-Day Adult Programs
  • Telemark Skiing Workshops
  • Adult Group Lessons
  • Seniors Lessons
  • Ladies-Only Classes
  • Private Lessons


Brighton Ski Resort’s Ski School has specialist instructors who are specifically trained to interact with children. This child development mentality coupled with a student centered teaching style helps to create a fun and positive teaching environment, ensuring that children get the most positive ski experience possible

Ski Services Available range from:

    • Kids (4-7 y/o) half and full day lessons
    • Kids (8-12 y/o) half and full day lessons
    • Kids Multi-Day Programs
    • Kids Multi-Week Programs


The state licenced ‘Brighton Child Care’ Day-care facility is conveniently located near the Brighton resort and the Solitude Mountain Centre. With trained and enthusiastic employees, parents will feel secure knowing that their children are safe as they are on the slopes, with 8.30- 4.30 times and evening day-care available on request, parents are free to enjoy the Brighton Ski Resort with peace of mind, knowing that their little ones are safe, happy, and looked after well.

Reservations are required

Accommodation at Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Lodge

The Brighton Lodge is an enticing and charming slope-side alpine retreat located mere metres away from Brighton’s Crest Express resort lift. As well as offering comfortable, rustic hotel style accommodation and a daily continental breakfast, Brighton Lodge offers free accommodation for kids 10 and under. With high quality service, and ski in/ ski out service, the Brighton lodge is the place to be for your stay at the Brighton Ski Resort

Available are

  • Dormitories
  • Queen Room
  • Double Queen Room


The Brighton Ski Resort’s close proximity to Solitude and Salt Lake City gives guests plenty of other accommodation options, the daily shuttle from Salt Lake City means that guests can stay in the city and still have access to the Brighton Ski Resort without worrying about transportation.

Brighton Lodge

Brighton Lodge Shared Fireplace and Living area


IMPORTANT NOTE: the above images are to be used as guides for room types available. Due to room configurations and decors differing from condo to condo, not all rooms will look or appear the same.