In a winter of superlatives, you can be forgiven for becoming a bit blasé about another record being broken. But here is another one: Brighton Resort, UT, just broke its all-time record and has received 765 inches of snow this season. That is more than 50% more snowfall than in their average season. Or, to put it another way, that is about the same as four adult giraffes stacked on top of each other.
Brighton Ski Resort is in Big Cottonwood Canyon in Brighton, Utah, about 31 miles from Salt Lake City. The resort is known for its incredible backcountry skiing and is the oldest resort in Utah and one of the oldest in the U.S. The resort stretches across 1,050 acres and 1,875 vertical feet, serviced by six modern chair lifts and a beginner area with a magic carpet.
The resort is celebrating the record snowfalls with a day ticket giveaway. The snow is forecast to continue falling, so we expect the record to go even higher before the season ends. Comment on the resort’s socials for your chance to win.
Please remember when heading out that along with the fantastic powder comes increased risk, particularly when going out-of-bounds. Brighton Resort wants riders who go backcountry to remember to bring the following three things:
- Have the right avalanche safety equipment: beacon, probe & shovel.
The knowledge from an Avy 101 course and follow-up classes.
A friend that is as knowledgeable as you and has the right equipment.
Stay safe and enjoy the pow, friends!