Brighton Travel Tips
Enjoy Some of the Best Winter Sports in Utah With Brighton Vacation Rentals
Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. It has a base elevation of 8,755 feet and a vertical rise of 1,745 feet. The area is known for its exceptional quality of dry powder snow with around 500 inches per year. Easy to reach and offering a family-friendly atmosphere, it is a popular place for those looking to enjoy all types of snow sports, from beginner to pro with unparalleled back country access. Brighton is consistently ranked at the top of the list for family affordability and terrain as children under 10 can ride and ski free.
Utah Vacation Rentals Offer Many Outdoor Activities
The miles of groomed trails and pristine snow in Brighton, UT make it ideal for downhill and cross country skiing. For those looking for even more adrenalin-pumping activity, Brighton offers tree skiing, chutes and cliffs for a scary white-knuckle experience. With three excellent terrain parks, visitors can also enjoy tobogganing, night skiing, snowboarding and plenty of après ski fun too. There is a beginner park with smaller rails and jumps. For the more experienced, there is a top-to-bottom terrain park and super pipe with a total of 36 rails and boxes, and a 350-foot-long, 15-foot-deep pipe. Dining out is available for all tastes and budgets, with choices from the Alpine Rose and Millicent Chalet cafeterias to Molly Green's Private Members' Club.
The Best Time to Visit Brighton Vacation Rentals
Brighton is well known for its winter sports and has 41 feet (that's 500 inches!) of snowfall every winter. It experiences dry, light snow as the storm clouds pass over the huge lake west of Salt Lake City which makes it perfect for winter sports. The climate is ideal for snow sports from November through March. During the summer, the area reaches 28 C (82 F), making it ideal for hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
Great Places to Visit Around Brighton, Utah
The main ski resort of Solitude is just two minutes from Brighton and visitors can ski both mountains in the same day with a combined pass.
It is worth spending time in Salt Lake City, which is just 45 minutes away, upon arrival or before departing. Sights include the massive Mormon temple and tabernacle set in landscaped gardens. Tours of the buildings are available. Alternatively, enjoy seeing the huge salt lake which is visible from space or enjoy some of the excellent shops in this modern city.
Traveling to Brighton Cabins
Utah vacation rentals are just 24 miles from Salt Lake City which has daily flights into Salt Lake City (SLC) International Airport from all our the world. It is an easy drive from there along the I-15 and I-215 to Brighton, making it perfect even for a short weekend of skiing as you can hit the slopes within a couple of hours of landing in Utah. For those driving to the area, Salt Lake City is conveniently located where the east-west I-80 crosses the north-south I-15, making it easy to drive to from most parts of the central and western U.S.
Brighton Vacation Houses Offer Many Advantages
For families and groups of friends, staying in a Brighton vacation rental is ideal as it offers far more flexibility and much more space than a limited hotel room. Returning to your own home-away-from-home each evening allows you to relax in front of the fire, cook a meal, dry out clothing in the laundry and soak off the day's aches in a hot bathtub. Choosing a vacation home is also very affordable for families. Consider sharing a larger cabin with family and friends and splitting the cost. Well located close to ski lifts and with great views of the area, Brighton cabins are hard to beat.