Brighton Resort Gets New Owners


CNL Lifestyle Properties finally closed a deal with Och-Ziff Real Estate (OZRE) to sell off its 15 U.S. and Canada ski resorts, and Brighton Resort was part of the bundle. But the swap leaves Boyne Resorts still in charge of the day-to-day at the Big Cottonwood Canyon area so don’t expect to see a difference.

Boyne has cared for Brighton since 1986 and not much has changed with the family friendly resort. The last significant improvement was the opening of the Milly Chalet at the base of the Millicent high-speed quad in 2008. But you can’t fault Brighton for staying true to its roots, keeping prices low and being the only area in Utah that lets kids 10 and under ski free.

The other ski areas managed by Boyne:

  1. Big Sky Resort, Montana
  2. Brighton, Utah
  3. Crystal Mountain, Washington
  4. The Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington
  5. Cypress Mountain, British Columbia
  6. Boyne Mountain, Michigan
  7. Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
  8. Sugarloaf, Maine
  9. Sunday River, Maine

Brighton Resort & the M.A.X. Pass

In addition to Brighton’s low lift ticket prices, season passholders have the option to add on the 2016/17 M.A.X. for $349. The pass, created to compete with the Mountain Collective, offers skiing at 39 mountains for the 16/17 season, including Brighton.

What’s on the MAX Pass List

The Max gives you five free days at the resorts below but unlike the Mountain Collective once those days are used, you can’t return for a discount.


Blue Mountain, Ontario
Killington, Vermont
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire
Mountain Creek, New Jersey
Okemo, Vermont
Pico Mountain, Vermont
Snowshoe, West Virginia
Stoneham, Quebec
Stratton, Vermont
Sugarloaf, Maine
Sunday River, Maine
Wachusett, Massachusetts


Big Sky, Montana
Brighton, Utah
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Crested Butte, Colorado
Eldora, Colorado
Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Kimberley Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Nakiska, Alberta
Solitude, Utah
Steamboat, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado


Boyne Highlands, Michigan
Boyne Mountain, Michigan
Buck Hill, Minnesota


Alyeska, Alaska
Boreal Mountain, California
Crystal Mountain, Washington
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia
Lee Canyon, Nevada
Mountain High, California
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
The Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington

Stevens Pass, Washington


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