Mt. Brighton – Know Before You Go!

December 3, 2019 | Story by: Amelia Ritter

Winter is upon us and Mt. Brighton is ready to be your hub for epic adventures! We spoke to Heidi Swartzloff, Marketing Manager at Mt. Brighton, about what you need to know before you hit the slopes!


What is your favorite part about being an attraction in the Brighton-Howell Area?
The Brighton-Howell community is one that loves to try new things, go outdoors, and embrace the elements. This is why giving community members the chance to ski and snowboard locally is our favorite part of being an attraction in the area. This is a community that’s focused on family and we are proud to offer an activity that all ages can enjoy year after year.

a couple on a ski lift

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What is the most recognizable thing about Mt. Brighton?
Besides being one of the highest elevation points in Livingston County at 1,330 ft., one of the most recognizable parts of Mt. Brighton is the snow-making capabilities that the resort possesses. During the winter months, even when the surrounding community doesn’t have snow on the ground, Mt. Brighton is able to make snow and have white peaks all winter long!

snow making at mt brighton

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Why is Mt. Brighton an important player in our community?
Mt. Brighton is an important part of the community because we provide a unique winter sport activity for all. Winter can be a tough time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, however, Mt. Brighton shines by embracing the winter weather conditions! We give people a reason to want to get outside and have some winter fun. In addition to our daily winter activities, we also offer a unique and beautiful location for weddings, events, business meetings, team building activities, school field trips, and more!

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What is something a first-time visitor to Mt. Brighton should know?
The best way to enjoy the sport for a first-timer is to take a lesson from our world-class ski and snowboard school instructors. Our certified and experienced instructors do all they can do make the experience enjoyable for all age groups and experience levels. Another important note that first-timers should know is how to properly prepare and dress for the occasion. Our newcomer webpage has all the information someone would need as well as frequently asked questions. In addition, we offer equipment rentals at Mt. Brighton including skis, snowboards, boots, poles (for skiing) and helmets, so we have everything you need to enjoy the slopes!

a ski lesson at mt brighton

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Why should someone visit Mt. Brighton?
For the experience of a lifetime! Mt. Brighton provides a wonderful outlet for individuals, families, and friends of all ages and levels of experience to make the most of the snowy months. Let us Brighton Your Winter!

skiiers at mt. brighton on a bluebird day


Are there any winter deals/specials/packages that visitors should be aware of?

Things will look a little different this season. We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritize the safety of our employees, guests, and communities and to ensure a successful season from start to finish. Here are a few things to be aware of so you can plan ahead!

–       In order to give guests peace of mind and space, we implemented a new reservation system. All guests will need to purchase lift tickets online ahead of time. We will not be selling any lift tickets at the ticket window this season.

–       Riding the chairlift will look different this season. Guests may only ride a chairlift with people of their own party to ensure our social distancing policies are being met.

–       Face coverings are required in all aspects of our operations, including in all base areas, facilities, in lift lines, and while loading, unloading and riding chairlifts.

–       Guests and employees are required to maintain physical distance from other parties at all times, and we are working to manage access and physical distance in all areas of the resort.

–       We reimagined food service. Ski Hill Grill is offering grab and go options and Ore Creek will offer quick service and outdoor seating. We will follow all state and local safety guidelines which may affect our dining options. Please check our website before your visit for updates.

–       Due to local capacity limits, we highly recommend that guests bring their own snacks and water this season.

–       With rapidly changing public health orders, we ask that you follow the current state and local COVID-19 guidelines during your visit. For information and visitor resources on local guidelines, click here.

a snowboarder at mt brighton


We have more blogs on what you need to Know Before You Go! Check them out here and on our blog page. Remember to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and tag all of your Mt. Brighton adventures with #LoveLivCo! We love to repost your photos!

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