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Snow Report

15in. in last 24 hours


12601 East Big Cotton Canyon
Brighton, UT 84121
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Overview by Ashley Patterson

Located in most any other region, Brighton would be considered a resort with an outstanding choice of advanced and expert terrain. However, with Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird as its neighbors, Brighton at times gets labeled as the beginner's resort. This is a fallacy, as expert trails can be found throughout. As a result of its location at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton also gets some of the deepest powder in the western United States. The Milly Express high-speed detachable quad makes all of Brighton's terrain accessible by high-speed lift, giving you more time cruising down the pistes.

Because it has lots of natural terrain features and lots of powder, it is a favorite with local snowboarders, consistently ranking among the top resorts in the country.

Where: Brighton is only 30 minutes southeast of downtown Salt Lake City.

Average Snowfall
500 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1745 feet
21% beginner, 40% intermediate, 39% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-November to mid-April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Brighton

Current Conditions:
Light Snow, 30 F
Mon - AM Snow Showers. High: 36 Low: 21
Tue - Snow. High: 42 Low: 30
Wed - Mostly Sunny. High: 48 Low: 34
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 54 Low: 36
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 53 Low: 35

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Base Depth

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    4 of 7
  • Trails:
    10 of 66
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: November 23 2014 03:04 PM

Traveler Reviews of Brighton

Vince rates Brighton
A great resort for the family, snowboarders and beginners. Although Utah's resorts aren't getting as much snow so far this season (as of Dec. 21), we still had a great time.
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