Brighton is a household name among snowboarders in Utah—and that is for a good reason. It holds its place as the first snowboarding resort in the state and one among the pioneers in the US. It started its operation in 1936 and has been since home for Utahn and guest snowboarders alike.
Brighton is located in the famous Big Cottonwood Canyon, on Highway 190, and can be reached through different options. It is 35 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. From there, visitors can drive, which would take 40 minutes, or they can transfer to coaches. For guests from downtown Salt Lake City, Brighton can be reached via the UTA TRAX (Utah Transit Authority Light Rail). After that, they will transfer to a bus that will bring them straight to Brighton. Another way to reach the resort is by private shuttles like Canyon Transportation and Canyon Hop.
Voted as the best "Family Friendly Terrain" by locals, Brighton has honed generations of riders in its snowboarding school by offering both group and private lessons. The young ones, 10 and under, are in for a treat as they are free to skid and ride. Aside from its remarkable facility, Brighton is also a place favored by nature for its terrains and natural hallmarks. It has one of the best snow in North America, ranging from 500-700 inches annually. It has a total of 66 runs which are all accessible through its lifts, even the crowd favorite backcountry. Thrill-seekers keep coming back to its challenging bowls and chutes. Experienced snowboarders can also enjoy the rough terrain of Clayton Peak. To keep the rush even stronger, snowboarders can ride until 9 pm in over 200 acres of lighted grounds. Brighton is next to Solitude Mountain Resort and guests can easily go to and fro each place via the Solbright Pass. To end a perfect day perfectly, guests can relax in their all-time favorite Molly Green’s Tavern.