We’re a little late posting the winner for the free Brighton lift tickets. Being in your car when someone totals it will do that. But everything’s fine now! Especially for our winner, Bracken Jensen.
Bracken, you’ve won four lift tickets to Brighton! You can use the four tickets to have your own adventure sports riding at Brighton, or spend one glorious day with three friends or family members of your chosing. You’ll even get an extra prize for having to wait past the deadline: a brand new Brighton cap, just like the one from which your name was drawn in the photo.
Here’s the best news of all—this is for everyone, not just Bracken: Brighton will open November 8, Friday!
Friday will be a rush, in more ways than one. It will be a day-long competitive adventure sport with drivers rushing to get up to the lifts as fast as possible and experience the incredible rush of that first day back on snow. The slopes at the top of Big Cottonwood are already covered, with all natural snow! The weather report calls for more flakes to fall during the coming week, and nights are predicted to fall below freezing, cold enough to make snow that lasts.
As most of Utah’s snowriders know, Brighton always has the best early season snow. It’s plentiful, soft and fluffy. But still, this early in the season, it may be best to bring your rock gear along with your good equipment, just in case those competitive other snowriders use up all the snow early in the day. You can then switch from your good stuff to your already-dinged gear, and continue your first day back without worrying about gouging your bases.
Here’s another bit of advice: You won’t have to compete to be first on the mountain if you come up the day before and stay overnight at the Brighton Lodge. This charmingly rustic motel is literally a two minute walk to the Crest Express lift. It has an outdoor hot tub to sooth your bones at night, and a great free breakfast with fresh muffins every morning.
The reviews for the Lodge are outstanding, and prices are really inexpensive, especially this early in the season. Chow down a muffin, grab your gear, and be one of the first on the lift on opening day. A great time is guaranteed for all, especially for our winner, Bracken.
Keep checking Adventure Sports Weekly for more great giveaways coming soon.