Brighton opens today with free skiing
Brighton Resort is edging out Solitude Mountain Resort for the earliest opening in the 2013-14 ski season offering free skiing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Like Solitude, its Big Cottonwood Canyon neighbor, Brighton had previously announced plans to open Friday.
But with a series of good snowmaking nights and some natural snow, Brighton decided to invite skiers up early, said Jared Winkler, marketing director.
"We've got three good runs and it should be a lot of fun," he said.
On Friday, an opening day lift ticket price for Brighton will be $37.
Scheduled 2013-14 openings for Utah ski resorts
Alta Ski Area Â» Nov. 22
Beaver Mountain Â» TBA (mid-December)
Brian Head Â» Nov. 15
Brighton Resort Â» Nov. 7 informally, officially Nov. 8
Canyons Resort Â» Nov. 29
Deer Valley Resort Â» Dec. 7
Eagle Point Â» Dec. 30
Park City Mountain Resort Â» Nov. 23
Powder Mountain Â» Nov. 27
Snowbasin Â» Nov. 28
Snowbird Â» Nov. 20
Solitude Mountain Resort Â» Nov. 8
Sundance Resort Â» Dec. 6
Wolf Mountain Â» Dec. 5
Source: Ski Utah