Mount Brighton, located in Southeast Michigan, is a family-friendly ski resort that’s a must-visit this winter season! With five lifts, and over 130 acres of 24 groomed trails, you’re sure to find a spot that’s absolutely amazing, and will keep you coming back for more.
Mount Brighton History
Mount Brighton opened to snow sport lovers in 1960 in Brighton, Michigan. The slopes had been man-made – a labor of love so that all of Southeast Michigan locals and visitors could enjoy skiing despite there not being any high or steep enough natural mountains or hills in the area to accommodate the winter sport.
Mount Brighton by the Numbers
The vertical rise at Mount Brighton is 230 feet, and the area has a total of 24 slopes. 30% of the slopes are beginner-level, 40% are intermediate, and 30% are considered to be advanced. There are five chairlifts, seven surface lifts, and the facility has the capacity to pull 17,200 people uphill per hour. If you’re looking to rest and relax during your trip, there are four bars and restaurants on site.
What Can You Expect?
Mount Brighton is open Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-10pm during the 2016/2017 season. If you haven’t visited in a while, during the 2013/2014 season, $10 million worth of updates were made to the facilities at Mount Brighton, that included new chairlifts, improved learning terrain, all new and upgraded base-area amenities and facilities, and a new Children’s Ski and Ride School Center.
In addition to their traditional levels of trails, Mount Brighton also offers five terrain parks that are designed for every skill level.
Mount Brighton offers children’s group lessons for skiing and snowboarding, teen and adult group lessons, as well as private lessons for some one on one training. They also offer several specialty programs including terrain park training and a Ski Girls Rock program for young girls that not only teaches them the basics of the sport, but empowers them, builds their confidence, and helps them with teamwork and social skills.
Mount Brighton does expect all skiers and snowboarders to be responsible while they’re enjoying their respective sports. It’s always best to know what your ability level is and not to push yourself to a new territory where you’re uncomfortable. They do have an onsite ski patrol who are there to provide first aid for any injury and to promote the safe and responsible participation of all visitors.
4141 Bauer Rd.
Brighton, MI. 48116
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