Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Brighton
Where is it at?
Mt. Brighton Ski Resort
4141 Bauer Road
Where are we going today?
You have just strapped yourself in...you can feel the cold breeze on your face and are waiting at the top of the mountain. And then, you feel yourself move faster...and faster...and faster...all the way down the slope and wow! What a feeling! This is skiing!
What adrenaline! There is something magical about being on a mountain - just you and the snow, and the magic of nature.
Mt. Brighton is a hugely popular ski resort for families to go to, with all levels of experience.
There are 26 trails, and 5 lifts that cover a whopping 130 acres! That's a lot of space to practice! A lot of first timers end up lifelong skiers, and that's the magic of the slopes.
They have a new and improved Beginner Area which really creates a great learning experience for those a little unsure, with the best instructors around to help them out.
There is also a new Children's Ski and Ride School Center which has been created just for them, with pint-sized dining and play areas, with innovative ski programs which can really develop their skills into something special.
They also offer children's lessons for those aged 3 - 12 (and adult lessons too) where they are separated appropriately by skill set so they can really learn at their own pace.
Don't worry you experts - 30% of the trails are geared especially for you, so there is nothing stopping you!
Mt. Brighton is not just about skiing either - they offer golf, and mountain biking to keep that adrenaline pumping!
When can we go?
Class times vary
There are 4 bars and restaurants so you won't be short of things to re-charge your batteries! Ore Creek Dining and Grill has amazing views, and everything is made from scratch. .
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out for the various events they have, like the Mountain Biking Downhill Series and Bricks for Kidz Camp! .
Can I get one of those?
You can rent all your ski gear no problem from the store on site. .
What people are saying?
by Jaclyn O
Probably the best in michigan but still pretty small. customer service was great and prices were more than fair. after 3 it gets bombed with high school ski teams which is annoying. oh well.
by Mark Nawrocki
Since Vail bought and upgraded Mt. Brighton, it is nothing like it was before. The snow is phenomenal. I can't recall skiing in powder at Mt Brighton before last year. albeit we had help from mother nature. The snow was in great condition throughout and the new quad chairlift and magic carpets allows you to enjoy it more. When other local ski areas were closed due to the weather and snow melt, Mt. Brighton was open. I heard they can get close to fully open within 2 days depending on the weather with the new snow making. It looks like a blizzard...Read More
by Austin R Feys
Very nice! Decided to ski on my day off, mt brighton was close and I herd about all there upgrades and what not. Dont get confused, this isnt like a boyne mountain but for downstate MI its the nicest it gets! Oh join the preferred program, its well worth it.
by Courtney Bellanti
Took my three kids (3yr,8yr &11yr old) to Mt Brighton for their FIRST time Skiing this Monday and had more fun then I thought possible!! The staff was so helpful and nice, from checking in the first time and renting gear to the workers on the slopes they made this experience great for me and my kids. Very impressed with customer services!!
We where so impressed we tried the Ore creek Grill the next day and the food was very good our waitress was great, did take awhile to get our food but the view was fun so we did not might the wait:)
by harding macdona
Ore Creek Resturant good food slow service on busy days. Since Vail ( Epic Resorts) boughr resort opeations and quality much better!!
by Mark Nawrocki
Since Vail bought and upgraded Mt. Brighton, it is nothing like it was before. The snow is phenomenal. I can't recall skiing in powder at Mt Brighton before last year. albeit we had help from mother nature. The snow was in great condition throughout and the new quad chairlift and magic carpets allows you to enjoy it more. When other local ski areas were closed due to the weather and snow melt, Mt. Brighton was open. I heard they can get close to fully open within 2 days depending on the weather with the new snow making. It looks like a blizzard when they turn all the guns on at the beginning of the season. The terrain park is second to none in Michigan and designed by the same company does the X-Games.
The ski school expanded its services and its children's program is fantastic. The children's program has their own office and area only for the children. In fact my daughter will be in it this upcoming season. I hope she can hit the slopes with us by the end of the season, being she will be 3 years old.
They added a bar and revised the restaurant and "cafeteria". The food in the cafeteria is not your typical "cafeteria" quality as they had fresh brisket, pizza, and grilled food.
If the last time you were there was before the 2013-14 season, it is completely different. Even the staff seems friendlier and in uniform so they are easy to spot.
I've been skiing at Mt Brighton since the 80's and it has never been this good.
No need for me to head up north for skiing, with my pass, I can ski for free out west at other Vail resorts. I can either drive north for 4 hours and enjoy a few hundred vertical feet, or hop on a plane and be in Colorado, Tahoe, California within 4 hours and 1/2 way to the resort. To me, its a no brainer.
My hat's off to VAIL!