Brighton - 'nuff said.

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Brighton. Just the name sounds magical. It's a relatively small mountain, but it packs quite the punch. It has been featured in plenty of snowboarding games, and is pretty much world renowned as the best snowboarding mountain. Basically then entire mountain is a terrain park. We had a blast! Buildings that were in the xbox game AMPED were really there on the mountain. It was something like going to the location they filmed a movie. We charged it pretty hard all day.
  • 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 kmĀ²)
  • Lifts: 7 total (4 detachable quads, 1 quad, 1 triple,)
  • 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
Brighton Ski Resort is a ski area located in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, UT. 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.

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