Snowboarder at Brighton Resort

Photo essay: Brighton Ski Resort, Utah

Snowboarder at Brighton Resort

Our buddy Brandon is clearly at home on a board.

Utah’s Brighton Ski Resort attracts a laid-back mix of snowboarders and skiers. It was the first mountain in Utah to allow snowboarders and caters to them to this day, so no snobbery here. It also features terrain for all abilities, offers child-care for families, and night skiing is available in the park and pipe areas. I enjoyed watching all of the varied activity across Brighton, and it even made me want to learn to snowboard…

The resort is located only 45 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The drive alone is beautiful.

On the last day of my ski lessons, George followed along to photograph the class (and me busting my butt a few times). He also captured some great shots of other guests on the slopes, and I caught a few good phone shots. Enjoy ~

Little skier at Brighton

I smile every time I see this little guy’s picture… Brighton is very family friendly.

Skier at Brighton Ski Resort

Wish I could look this cool on skis.

Majestic Lift at Brighton

The Majestic lift leads to beautiful tree-lined routes. The ride isn’t bad either.

Snowboarder doing tricks at Brighton

We just had to pause and watch these guys. Amazing a phone could catch the action.

Film crew at the Brighton pipe

During my visit, a film crew was shooting at the Brighton pipe. There was even a full set built at the base. (This was shot with my phone from the lift, sorry about the glare.)

Snowboarding at Brighton

We all know that boys will be boys. This is how it started…

Wait for it...

Wait for it…

White out

And this is how it ended…

George at he top of the top of the Majestic

I turned the camera around on George at the top of the Majestic lift. The view up there was gorgeous!

For more information on Brighton Ski Resort, visit their website:

I’d like to thank Brighton Ski Resort for hosting us on the slopes. As always, our opinions are our own and we were under no obligation to say nice things about the resort and we were not compensated in any other way.

Comments 1

  1. These are amazing shots! Whenever I ski with friends or family it’s hard for us to take a good action picture. My favorite was the sequence of the guy falling on the snowboard, since we have all been there at some point.

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