- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Uncrowded, great terrain
Cons: Lodge is very minimalist.
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
We travel from the Mid-west to Brighton for a couple reasons. Utah ski resorts, and Brighton in particular, are just 30-40 miles from the SLC airport. That means cheaper airfares, shorter shuttle rides, and more time on the slopes.
Brighton is a locals only type place. There are no condos, no resorts. Brighton Lodge, the only place to stay on the mountain, is very basic. It features several queen and king bed rooms, and dorm room style rooms for those on a budget. It is literally ski in-ski out. There is no TV, no phone, this is no resort. It is simply a place to rest up for the next day of skiing. There is a hot tub that is a great place to meet up with others who have discovered this gem. Brighton has a cult following, and if you are more interested in the skiing than you are luxury surroundings, it doesn't get any better than this place.
The night life consists of sitting in the hot tub, going to the one restaurant on the property, Molly Green's, or taking the shuttle down the mountain to Silver Fork Lodge for finer dining.
The beginner and intermediate runs are varied and wonderful. There are lots of chutes through the trees and plenty of advanced terrain for when you feel adventurous. Doyle's Dive is my personal favorite.
This year will be our third visit to Brighton, and we hope to make it an annual event.