The Canyons and Brighton

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by deescheer on May 12, 2005

Pulling up to this resort, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, so it was a beautiful day for skiing. The staff on hand was extremely helpful, at both the ski rental places and the concession stands. There is a wonderful ski school that is not very expensive. There are numerous options: you can opt for a 2-hour lesson, which will cost you $30 and includes an all-access lift line, your rental, and 2 hours of instruction, which I thought was a great deal. The instructors were very good.

While this mountain feels a lot smaller than Park City, it is a beautiful mountain nonetheless. With stunning views and bowl-like runs, this is a skier’s paradise. They have seven chairs, so the lift lines go pretty quickly. Once on the mountain, the runs are fantastic. There are numerous runs for the beginner and intermediate skier. I am not sure about the advanced trails, as I am not quite there yet.

Midday brings about hunger, and if you can't make it all the way down to the base, you can dine mid-mountain, which is good for the wonderful views and great people-watching. The food is tasty.

There are so many options for skiing while in Utah, and while I enjoyed skiing here and would highly recommend this resort, I will always be true to my favorite resort of all, Alta.

Brighton Ski Resort
Highway 190 Star Route
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84121
(801) 532-4731

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