Crowds? What crowds?! We got to Brighton for first chair in the middle of the week. We were one of maybe 30 cars in the lot, so we knew we would have the place to ourselves for a while. The ticket purchase was the slowest I've seen, but it paid off when we never had to wait for a chair. Reaching the left side of the mountain (skier's right,) we stuck around Lone Star and the trees inbetweenst to find plenty of untracked powder (even days after the last decent dump). We skiied most of the days in the trees around that area, lapping on the Snake Creek Express, where we never waited in line for a chair. This quad moves quick, and dumps you off at the top of varying runs, from greenies, to double blacks. If you don't want to ski steep or don't want to ski trees, jump on Lone Star, a challenging, ungroomed run that loops back to the Snake Creek chair. For a great view, ski Lone Star past the Snake Creek chair, bearing slightly to the skier's right, and get on the Great Western. Get first- or second-chair, and ignore the sign that says "EXPERTS ONLY" at the bottom of the lift. Get off Great Western for a breath-taking view of Brighton and Solitude. Snap a group picture, then ski the Western Trail cat back to Lone Star (or ride one of the pitched double-blacks out, if you dare!)Want backcountry? Take the best is taking the two-seater Millicent to the top and going skiiers right. Here you can access one or two bowls that only the die-hards track up (and never enough tracks to not let you have some!). When you're done skiing, you can even head back to the parking lot and point out to your friends where your tracks are.Brighton has some of the best snow even days after a dump, some of the quickest lift lines, and some of the friendliest lifties (locals giving up their powder stashes! That's unheard of! Thanks!) Definately make your way to Brighton. They always get snow when it snows in Utah, and they usually get the most. So enjoy!