Brighton Ski Resort

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Over-rated, some good freeriding if prepared to hike”

Freeriding

62%

Trees & some cool backcountry

Freestyle

68%

Terrain park & halfpipe

Pistes

54%

many slopes lack pitch

Mountain stats

Top lift:3200m
Vertical drop:532m
Bottom lift:2669m

LiftsLift count : 7 x Chairlifts  

Ride area 850acres

Easy
21%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
39%
Total Pistes:66
Longest Piste:3 miles

Brighton is generally talked of as the snowboarding capital of Utah, but that is over-rated. Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon and most of the mountain is lacking in vertical and challenging terrain. The pipe sucks and the regulars here are not a friendly crowd.

There are some really good riders but they don’t appreciate visitors crowding the snowboard parks and they will always be the first to let you know it. However, Brighton has been welcoming pleasure seekers to its slopes since 1936 and is fully open to snowboarders. Brighton is also close to the snowboard friendly resort of Solitude.

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World Ranking

7th

Overall in Utah

  • #7 best freeride
  • #6 best freestyle
  • #7 best piste riding

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