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Brighton Reviews

tch

Agree with bosrocker51

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Pros: laid-back, intimate area

Cons: no real steeps

I would agree with previous review.  I liked Brighton and would go back.  It's small, and there really aren't any inbounds steeps, but skiing is interesting and nicely intimate.  Despite markings, it's primarily an intermediate mountain, but on a nice (or fresh) day, it will provide a respite from the crowds at Alta-bird.  Staff seems to care for the mountain and conditions.   I wouldn't spend a week there, but would always be willing to ski for a day. 
bosrocker51

Brighton Ski Resort - OK!!

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Pros: Nice area, good mix of terrain

Cons: a bit small

Brighton is the ski area up Big Cottonwood Canyon just past Solitude. It is a gorgeous ride up the canyon. People told me it was crowded on weekends and there are lots of boarders. I was there on a Tuesday and had no waits at any lifts.   The key lift is Crest Express. From that you can get over to Milly, Snake Creek or Great Western. There is a new lodge at Milly. I went to the bag lunch lodge and put on my boots there. You can park near Milly and just ski that, and the cut-over to Crest is a fun little trail.   The trail map makes it look like the chairlifts near the main base lodge are far apart. The are not, they're maybe 100 meters apart in all, except for Milly...
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