Getting to Brighton

Brighton ski resort is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, roughly 45-minutes drive (36 miles) from Salt Lake City International Airport and 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.

Nearest Airports to Brighton

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) – 36 miles (58km) / 45 mins

Salt Lake City is a major hub for Delta airlines and there are over 600 scheduled daily airline departures and arrivals to almost 90 non-stop destinations.

Airport Transfers to Brighton

Canyon Transportation

Canyon Transportation airport express shuttle and private transfers serve Salt Lake City, Park City, the Wasatch Valley and all Utah ski resorts. Convenient services from Salt Lake City International Airport to Brighton include shared rides and private transfers for 1-14 passengers. For more information: Tel: +1 801-255-1841, Email: [email protected], Web:

Cottonwood Carriages

Cottonwood Carriages is based in Brighton and provides private transfer services from Salt Lake City International Airport to Brighton, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Park City, Deer Valley, and the Canyons. For more information: Tel; +1 801-792-9187, Email: [email protected], Web:

Car Rental at Salt Lake City Airport

Renting a car is an easy option, but be advised that 4WD or chains is required to enter Big Cottonwood Canyon at most times during winter. Additionally, Guardsman Pass from Park City to Brighton is closed during winter months. The only way in and out during winter is up the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road which leads up from the valley floor in Sandy, UT.

Driving to Brighton

Follow I-80 from the airport towards downtown Salt Lake City (5 mins) then I-215 south and UT-90 east to Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and follow signs for Brighton.

Rail & Bus Services

Utah Transit Authority Ski Bus

Public transportation provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) includes the TRAX light rail (Green Line) connection between the airport and downtown Salt Lake City every 15-20 minutes and winter ski bus services between downtown Salt Lake City and Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude ski resorts with services running from November until April most winters. Also, a park and ride parking lot is located at the entrance to Big Cottonwood Canyon in Sandy, UT. For more information: Tel: +1 743 3882, Web:

Other Ski Resorts near Brighton

Brighton is just 2 miles from Solitude Mountain Resort. The Solbright Ski Pass (available for a small surcharge) allows access to both ski areas, which are connected via the Sol-Bright trail or you can catch a bus between the two resorts.

Other resorts near Brighton include Snowbird (25 miles), Alta (43 miles), Park City (44 miles), Deer Valley (45 miles), Sundance (61 miles), Snowbasin (72 miles) and Powder Mountain (84 miles).

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