Mt. Brighton is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Brighton, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Brighton stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mt. Brighton is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Brighton around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Brighton Terrain Overview
Mt. Brighton has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Brighton is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 130 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 53 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Mt. Brighton's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
Mt. Brighton Elevation
Mt. Brighton has a summit elevation of 1,330 feet, or 405 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 230 feet (70 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mt. Brighton has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mt. Brighton Difficulty Level
34.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mt. Brighton has 130 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mt. Brighton is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 24% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 76%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mt. Brighton good for beginners?
Mt. Brighton can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 76% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mt. Brighton Location
Mt. Brighton is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Brighton, MI.
Brighton, MI 48116 USA
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Getting to Mt. Brighton
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Brighton), its coordinates of 42.53000, -83.82000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Brighton, MI to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Brighton.
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||32 mi|
|Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||CLE||Cleveland, OH||127 mi|
|John Glenn Columbus International Airport||CMH||Columbus, OH||181 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Brighton.
|Bishop International Airport||FNT||Flint, MI||30 mi|
|Capital City Airport||LAN||Lansing, MI||43 mi|
|Windsor Airport||YQG||Windsor, ON||47 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Brighton, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Brighton.
|Mt. Holly||Holly, MI||1,105 ft||39%||23 mi|
|Pine Knob||Clarkston, MI||1,300 ft||34%||27 mi|
|Apple Mountain||Freeland, MI||620 ft||23%||66 mi|
|Clear Fork||Butler, OH||2,400 ft||32%||70 mi|
|Cannonsburg||Belmont, MI||1,100 ft||44%||92 mi|
|The Homestead||Glen Arbor, MI||875 ft||31%||94 mi|
Mt. Brighton Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,330 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||230 ft|
(24% Beginner, 44% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|