Hey, it's five minutes from my house, and I learned to ski there. I'm on the patrol, and I like the place. My friends who turn their noses up at the local hills because they go out west a couple of times a year, I think that's stupid. The latest news from the inside is that Vail plans this year to: Completely retro and/or overhaul the Red, Black and Yellow lifts. Green and Blue will be replaced with a single quad. Silver will be slightly moved and shortened to utilize more of that hill. Bunny will have a re-grade and magic carpet or two. Intermediate may have magic carpet in place of one of the ropes, for more advanced beginner lessons. The handle...(read more)
Mt. Brighton Reviews
Pros: its close to home, it has some decent runs
Cons: the lodge is old and not very clean or attractive, the runs aren't very long
Mt. Brighton is my "home hill" its where i race for high school because it is closest to my house. The runs aren't very long or very steep but it is ok for lower MI. I definately would not say that you should go out of your way to visit here but its ok if thats all you got. Has family friendly runs which is nice. The hs race league is a lot of fun. :)
Pros: Steeps on the east hill, area's best bump run on the back.
Cons: small manmade hill. kinda dumpy
Mt Brighton (or Mt Trashmore, as many locals call it) is perhaps the weakest of the four manmade hills in the greater Detroit area. It has the least vertical drop and the oldest lifts. It's the closest hill to my house, and I almost always opt to drive twice as far to go to Holly. Some positive things about Mt Brighton:it's close it has steeper terrain than the other local hills there's plenty of easy terrain too, so it's a great place to learn how to ski (it's where I took my first lessons) The backside of the east hill is considered by some to be the best bump run in the midwest - it's steep, and faces south so the moguls soften up on sunny days. It's rarely crowded There's a pretty...(read more)