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BRIGHTON and SOLITUDE - The secrets of Big Cottonwood canyon!



Two wonderful, smaller resorts which nobody thinks of are Solitude and Brighton. Hidden up the Big Cottonwood Canyon these resorts are well worth a look, even if its just for a day.

Brighton has some of the best grooming anywhere and this family friendly resort has some lovely accommodation, night skiing and stunning terrain. This resort is a little gem!

Solitude is the powder hounds part of the duo. Funky terrain, fantastic snow and a laid back attitude, make Solitude one of Utah’s most inviting ski resorts.

Solitude and Brighton compliment each other beautifully!


Family Friendly: 7/10

Powder Hounds Paradise : 6/10

Ski terrain: Brighton 21% Beginner |39% Intermediate |25% Advanced | 15% expert

Solitude  10% Beginner |40% Intermediate |50% Advanced/ Expert

Vertical Drop: Brighton 571m

Solitude 760m

Base Elevation: Brighton 2,669m

Solitude 2,439m

Summit Elevation: Brighton  3,200mm

Solitude 3,197m

Skiable area: Brighton 1,050 acres 

Solitude 1,200 acres 

Longest Run: Brighton 1.9km 

Solitude 5.6km

Trails: Brighton 66 plus offpiste 

Solitude 80 plus offpiste

Terrain Parks

Brighton 7 lifts

Solitude 8 lifts

Ski hosting

Ski in, Ski out accommodation

Part of the IKON pass



Night skiing

Snow shoe tours

Back country ski tours 

Avalanche courses 

Ice skating

Nordic skiing

Telemark ski academy

Mountain hosting



Solitude and Brighton combine really well with the other Utah resorts and Jackson Hole for an epic ski safari.

Head down to Salt lake city to check out the awesome shopping and Mormon randomness.

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