Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort 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 lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Mt. Brighton Lodging:

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
130(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,330'(405 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
230'(70 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,100'(335 m)

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.3out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Brighton can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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%.
24%(31 acres)

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.

Blue Square
44%(57 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(42 acres)

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 Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Brighton, MI.

Brighton, MI 48116 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.53000, -83.82000

Getting to Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Brighton Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Detroit Metropolitan AirportDTWDetroit, MI32 mi
Cleveland Hopkins International AirportCLECleveland, OH127 mi
John Glenn Columbus International AirportCMHColumbus, OH181 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 AirportFNTFlint, MI30 mi
Capital City AirportLANLansing, MI43 mi
Windsor AirportYQGWindsor, ON47 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Brighton Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mt. HollyHolly, MI1,105 ft39%23 mi
Pine KnobClarkston, MI1,300 ft35%27 mi
Apple MountainFreeland, MI620 ft23%66 mi
Clear ForkPioneer, OH2,400 ft32%70 mi
CannonsburgBelmont, MI1,100 ft45%92 mi
The HomesteadGlen Arbor, MI875 ft31%94 mi

Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,330 ft
Base Elevation1,100 ft
Vertical Drop230 ft
(24% Beginner,  44% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres130
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Mountain Stats