Weather at Brighton Ski Resort

Artwife Needs a Life: Skiing in Utah 2012

Brighton lacks the high rise condominiums that house multitudes of tourists at some of the other resorts, but welcomes locals and out-of-towners alike. There are cabins and quaint chalets for rent on the Brighton loop, and as we left Friday, we saw several boys skiing from the run, across the parking lot, right to their doorstop. Brighton is at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, and shares the canyon with Solitude Ski Resort. The resort offers all-day and half-day passes, and also has night skiing.

Eating lunch outside on the patio at Brighton.

Food is available at the resort. My son and I like to stop in for a brownie at the end of the day. Although like most resorts, the food is pricey, the eatery offers both breakfast and lunch/dinner items. The weather was so nice Friday, we ate outside on the patio. Indoor seating is also available. There are racks outside to hold your skis while you eat, but do keep an eye on your equipment. Brighton does provide some areas for brown-baggers to eat their food from home in a separate area.

Brighton Ski Resort - building for lockers, passes, skis, food, and more.

If you haven't tried skiing before, Brighton is a great place to learn. The resort offers many options for all ages, including "learn to ski" rates for locals every January, and several "ladies" programs. You can try your hand at either skiing or snowboarding. I love watching the youngest skiers making their way down the hill with short skis and no poles. They are so close to the ground and so bundled up in their snow suits they look like they will bounce when they fall. They do get up quickly and happily get going again, following their instructors in curving "S" paths down the hill.

Skiing is a great way to get out of doors and exercise in the winter time, and what's not to love? The lifts take you up, and gravity brings you down! I can be at any of six or seven different ski resorts in about 30 minutes. I am so lucky to live near the mountains and have great skiing literally minutes away. If you are not a Utah resident, consider coming on your next ski vacation to try out the greatest snow on earth!

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