Brighton’s 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash and Fireworks Show
Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Friday, January 27, and everyone is invited! It’s going to be a huge day chock full of music, gear giveaways, food specials, drinks, a giant bonfire where you can make smores or get warm, a fireworks show and of course skiing and snowboarding at one of the first ski resorts in the United States.
Brighton first began operation back in 1936 when Alpine Ski Club members built a rope tow from wire and an old elevator motor. By 1938, the club installed a T-bar. In 1946, the resort built a single-seat chairlift, and then a second T-bar in 1949. In the 1950s, the Doyle family became owners of Brighton and had installed one of the first double chairlifts in the west, which paved the way to Brighton’s popularity among locals in the Salt Lake Valley. In 1986, Boyne USA bought the resort, but the Doyle family still runs the daily operations of the resort to this day.
Of course, Brighton today is a far cry from the T-bar and single seaters of days past. There are currently four high-speed quads, one quad, one triple, and a magic carpet for beginners. Brighton has also become a magnet for snowboarders thanks to its legendary terrain parks and night skiing on over 200 lighted acres and 22 runs, the most night skiing terrain in Utah.
Become a part of Brighton’s history, and make the trip up Big Cottonwood Canyon to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s oldest ski areas. To further entice you, Brighton is offering discounted lift tickets – 2 for $75 adult Twilight Passes good from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.brightonresort.com