Welcome to Brighton
The lowdown: 1745ft vertical drop, base elevation 8755ft; 1050 acres, 21% beginner, 40% intermediate, 39% advanced; six chair lifts. One hundred percent of Brighton's terrain is accessible by high-speed quads. There's a half-pipe and terrain park and a liberal open-boundary policy on non-avalanche-prone days.
No lifts operate during summer months, but locals still hike the alpine meadows and picnic by area lakes. Lands near the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon are part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.