yea dude, that sucks u cant get Alta-Brighton, cause Alta has bad park, but insane terrain, and Brighton has so-so terrain, and an awsume park...and u could do Alta during the day, then Brighton at night...that would be pimp
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Im getting bird/alta and maybe pc...Brighton isnt even in the same ball park as snowbird and alta.. Deff get snowbird alta, you can ski from one to the other and the alta alta bc gate is always open. Alta is sick because u can be in rocky point or wolverine cirque in no time just off the Suprememe Chair...Also tram laps on a pow day at the bird is nuts, get soo many vert. down the cirque, screw Brighton, leave it for the boarders and boarder wanna bees..........Oh yeah and Snowbird is open way later then Brighton....
Yeah whoever said "brighton", was wrong, haha but seriously get the bird/alta pass you can ski between the two resorts and after a storm pretty much chase openings of new terrain at either resort for freshies. The only advantage I could see to getting an Alta/brighton is when they close one canyon you can drive up the other and ski. But realistically it will only save you a couple times in the season.
I was never really impressed with brightons terrain, the backcountry access is shared with Alta on the southeast side anyway. And whoever said snowbird was overrated was so full of shit, snowbird has such gnarly terrain, they stay open months later than any other Utah resort (at least on weekends) They have a high-speed tram, they have a decent park, fair amount of comps, the tramdeck is fun to chill out on, exc.
If you want to ski Brighton just buy night skiing passes you can get them 2 for 25$ most weeknights with various vouchers (like radiostation keychains) Inevitably you're gonna try all of Utah's resorts and make your own descision but little cottonwood has EVERYTHING, steeps,park,pow,bc,later season, more vert, more terrain.
i dont see how you can live where you do and talk about the park. thats like living at the base of the chugach in alaska and being like "man i wish i had a tabletop"...fuck you for saying that, if youre getting it to ride park, you shouldnt be allowed to have a pass to there.
definitely get the alta/bird pass. bird is the shit. so much good snow to find even after the powder crowds are gone.
the thing about brighton night riding is that you can actually ride the lifts for free quite regularly. i usually go there and check if the lifties are looking for tickets. a lot of the times they aren't, especially the little 2 seater (not sure of the name). if they are, i'll just hike about 10-15 minutes to the rails and pipe and just hike that section all night. screw getting the brighton pass.