All Words & Photos: SKS (Sean Kerrick Sullivan)
Brighton Resort is a quintessential snowboarder's mountain. Fun park features that change on a daily basis, freeride terrain that rivals the worlds most fun waves and skate parks, and such sick backcountry access that you can go "Deeper-er", easi-er.
When you read this, Brighton will have been open for at least 5 days. One of those days was pretty much bluebird, and the rest experienced wintery weather, which only contributed to the healthy pre-season snow depths. Rather than use this space to name drop and give a trick by trick, I'll just give you a few highlights from those 5 days.
Early birds were treated to free helicopter rides to the untracked goods. Every park trick ever invented was landed in The Truth Terrain Park, switch. Warm blankets, flasks, and waterproof copies of the newest SNOWBOARDER Magazine were provided for each chairlift ride. 71.5 new tricks were invented. An estimated 14,000 IPL's (inbound pow landings) were clocked by first year locals. 3,954 first time beginners learned to ride, were doing frontside boardslides by lunch, and sponsored head-to-toe by 4pm.
I love Brighton.