Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Utah's Ski Season Begins on November 15

Utah's ski season officially kicks off this week with Brighton Resort and Brian Head Resort opening.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 13, 2018) – Utah’s ski season officially kicks off this week with the opening of two resorts. Brighton Resort will be the first to open on Thursday, Nov. 15 followed by Brian Head Resort on Friday, Nov. 16.

Brighton will open with five runs off of its Majestic and Explorer lifts. First chair will be at 9 a.m. and day tickets are $48. Kids 10 and under ski free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at

Brian Head will open with five runs and a fully built terrain park, with terrain available on both the Giant Steps and Navajo sides of the mountain. All services will be operational at the Giant Steps Lodge, Navajo Lodge, Last Chair Saloon and Winter Sports School. Lifts start spinning at 9:30 a.m. More information can be found at

“A few early season storms and recent cold temperatures helped Brighton and Brian Head hit the mark for their opening dates,” said Ski Utah President & CEO Nathan Rafferty. “We’re looking forward to getting out on the slopes and seeing more active weather move into the area as other resorts across the state prepare to open in the coming weeks.”

Additional resort opening dates include:
Alta Ski Area: November 23, 2018
Beaver Mountain: TBD
Deer Valley Resort: December 8, 2018
Eagle Point: December 21, 2018
Nordic Valley: TBD
Park City Mountain: November 21, 2018
Powder Mountain: TBD
Snowbasin Resort: November 21, 2018
Snowbird: November 30, 2018
Solitude Mountain Resort: December 1, 2018
Sundance Mountain Resort: December 7, 2018

The most up to date information on resort openings, future forecasts and this season’s snow totals can be found at or on the Ski Utah app.