Words by Coeltryn Kirkland Have you ever had that moment when you first lay eyes on something you have been building up in your mind for awhile? The first sight of the Wasatch Mountains was no letdown to the Kirkland boys as we flew into Salt Lake City, Utah on our way to Brighton Ski Resort. After snowboarding the last couple of winters on the east coast, we were ready to see what all the hype was about out west. None of us could have imagined what the week would have in store. The next two days brought 37 inches of fresh powder, on top of a 60 inch base, which was then followed by four days of blue skies. Brighton is a “smaller” resort with an elevation of 10,750ft and over 1,000 skiable acres. Within the resort, there are 66 ski trails and multiple backcountry accesses. My brothers and I spent a lot of time off the groomed ski trails and riding awesome tree sections. This was when we discovered why people love fresh powder so much. The ability to go anywhere within the resort and find snow so deep you could almost disappear was indescribable! I wish everyone who enjoys snowboarding could get the chance to experience riding on such perfect conditions. With uncrowded slopes, acres to draw fresh lines, endless backcountry and tree sections, it was apparent that Brighton Ski Resort is a local favorite. We were humbled, as well as stoked to watch some of Brighton’s best send it off insane cliffs and snow covered boulders in person. Utah’s talent there was absolutely unreal. My brothers and I dove right into the mix and spent our Christmas holiday pow surfing and enjoying some of the best Utah had to offer. Photos by Coeltryn and Angela Kirkland Riders: Rhett, Addison, Keaton, Coeltryn Kirkland Rhett getting comfortable with the stalefish. Addison with an off axis 3. Coeltryn…Method Monday Coeltryn enjoying the rock gardens. The Kirkland boys amazed by 37 inches of dry powder. Free refills meant it wouldn’t take long for our tracks to disappear and return to a perfect powder run through the trees. A humbling reminder this is not your predictable east coast mountain. Beauty in the Wasatch Mountain Range. Pictures just can’t do it justice. Brighton Resort http://www.brightonresort.com/mountain/snow-report/ https://utah.com/ski/brighton-ski-resort Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.