Have you considered buying a Utah ski home or property for sale? Utah ski resorts are considered to have the "greatest snow on earth" and are known for the quality of their facilities and the low cost of lift tickets and other services.
Owners of Utah ski homes appreciate the relative affordability of owning real estate on a ski resort. The cost of living in Utah is much lower than that of other world-class ski resorts. And, the current value of the U.S. dollar makes Utah a bargain for many.
Brighton, Utah, in particular, offers the best snow in Utah and possibly on Earth. It's base altitude of 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) allows for longer ski seasons and better quality snow.
Brighton, along with seven other world-class resorts, is located within an hours drive of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Salt Lake City International Airport has direct flights to more than 100 U.S. and international cities making Brighton one of the easiest and most affordable cities in the world to buy international luxury homes. Many visitors can ski Brighton Ski Resort the same day they leave their home destination due to the frequency of direct flights and the close proximity of the airport to Brighton.
Brighton Village was initially homesteaded by William H. Brighton in 1852 and it quickly became a booming mining and timber town, stage stop, and ultimately a summer retreat for many of Salt Lake City's wealthier families. Cabins and log homes from William Brighton's day still stand and many are rented out each year by their owners.
Brighton Ski Resort first opened its doors in 1936 and, although it is one of the oldest skiing (and snowboarding) resorts in North America, its chairlifts and snowmaking capabilities are representative of world-class resorts. Brighton Ski Resort is only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City by car, 5 minutes from Solitude Ski Resort (slalom and Nordic skiing) and only 30-45 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. If you enjoy cross-country skiing, you and your family can access those resorts from Brighton via the transversal peak connecting Brighton and Solitude with Alta and Snowbird.
Brighton receives more than 500 inches of snowfall annually and offers thousands of acres of ski runs to skiers of all skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Combined with the safe, low-key and peaceful family atmosphere, Brighton is a favorite choice for families searching for second homes or ski vacation homes with mountain views.
Local Utahans have voted Brighton Ski Resort the #1 ski resort for "Child and Family Friendly Terrain" and as the "Best Value" Utah Ski Resort for four consecutive years. Brighton Ski Resort offers free skiing for kids 10 and under, and has a wide range of skiing terrain – 1,050 skiable acres in all, ski lifts for all skill levels and superior high-speed quads for the entire family to ride. And, Brighton is the only Salt Lake area resort that offers skiing from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Consider La Vista – our premier mountain-view luxury estate home – for that perfect ski in / ski out experience. La Vista is situated - nestled, really - on Brighton Mountain. Imagine hosting a party of friends and family – then after a serving of hors d'eourves, your group clicks on the skis, jumps out the back door onto the mountain for a few quick runs under the beautifully lit slopes. When you're done skiing, ski right back to La Vista's front door, and continue with your evening festivities. Or, if you are enjoying the evening with a loved one, there is nothing more romantic than skiing under the lights and the stars.
During the summer months, there are many activities to enjoy in Brighton and surrounding areas including hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, trail running, rock climbing, picnicking, fishing and photography. Alta's Albion Basin and the Brighton Basin are renowned for their wildflowers and are arguably the most photographed areas in northern Utah. On your way to Albion Basin you will pass three of Northern Utah's most beautiful lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Catherine and Lake Martha.
Brighton offers the same natural and comfortable climate conditions as other areas of the Wasatch Mountains: low humidity and the lake effect.
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