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Encyclopedia > Brighton Ski Resort
View from the resort
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Brighton Ski Resort is a ski area located in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Ski Resort was the first ski resort in Utah, and one of the first in the United States. Brighton was started in 1936 when members of the Alpine Ski Club built a rope tow from wire and an old elevator motor. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1146 KB) This photograph was taken by me 17 Jan 2001 at the Brighton Ski Resort in Utah, USA. File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brighton... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1146 KB) This photograph was taken by me 17 Jan 2001 at the Brighton Ski Resort in Utah, USA. File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brighton... Big Cottonwood Canyon is a canyon in the Wasatch Range roughly 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Salt Lake City redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... A ski tow, also called rope tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ...


Brighton is on public land; all of the resort's land is actually part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, meaning the whole resort is open to the public year-round, though tickets must be purchased to use the lifts. Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a national forest located in Utah. ...


Facts and figures

  • Base elevation: 8,755 ft (2668 m)
  • Summit elevation: 10,750 ft (3276 m)
  • Average Annual Snow Fall: 500 inches
  • Vertical rise: 1,750 ft (610 m)
  • Total skiable area: 850 acres (3.4 km²)
  • Lifts: 7 total (3 detachable quads, 1 quad, 1 triple, 2 double)
  • Terrain: 66 trails total
    • Beginner: 21% (Green Circle)
    • Intermediate: 40% (Blue Square-more difficult)
    • Advanced/Expert: 39% (Black Diamond-most difficult)
  • Terrain Park? Yes
  • Half Pipe? Yes

The 2005-2006 Terrain Park starts out in “My-O-My” with 3 sets of 3 different sized jumps ranging from small to medium to large. To the far left are the large jumps, in the middle are the medium sized jumps, and to the right are the small jumps. A short ride after “My-O-My” is the “Candy Land” park Consisting of several boxes and Rails with a few small jumps. A short ride through the trees gets you to the “Big Bertha” terrain park, with 2 sets of 2 different sized jumps consisting of 2 sets of large jumps and 2 sets of medium sized jumps. Proceeding these sets of jumps is the half pipe which is 400 feet long with 16 ft high walls. To the right of the Half pipe there is a Variety of other boxes and rails. And towards the end of the Terrain Park is a wall ride with two small kickers on either side of the wall ride followed by a few other boxes and rails. The Terrain park at Brighton changes on almost a weekly basis. Through Out the season, the Terrain Park Crew will take down some features and re-assemble new ones. The only features that are guaranteed to not be changed are the 3 sets of Jumps on “My-o-My” , the two sets of jumps on “Big Bertha” and the Half pipe. Detachable quad chairlift grip. ...


External link

  • Brighton Resort Official Site
  • Brighton ski area Info on SnowGuide.org
  • 3dSkiMap of Brighton Ski Resort

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Brighton Ski Resort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
Brighton Ski Resort was the first ski resort in Utah, and one of the first in the United States.
Brighton was started in 1936 when members of the Alpine Ski Club built a rope tow from wire and an old elevator motor.
Brighton is on public land; all of the resort's land is actually part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, meaning the whole resort is open to the public year-round, though tickets must be purchased to use the lifts.
Mount Majestic - rent ski in / ski out private vacation homes, cabins, condos in Brighton, Utah (794 words)
Brighton Ski Resort first began ski operations in 1936 and is one of the oldest skiing/snowboarding resorts in North America.
Brighton ski resort receives more than 500 inches of snowfall each year and has thousands of acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.
Brighton Ski Resort offers free skiing for kids 10 and under, and has a wide range of skiing terrain – 1,050 skiable acres in all, ski lifts for all skill levels and superior high-speed quads for the entire family to ride.
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