Brighton Ski Resort records, 1915-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brighton Ski Resort
Title
Brighton Ski Resort records
Dates
1915-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear foot
Collection Number
Accn1838
Summary
The Brighton Ski Resort records (1915-2000) contain a master plan, brochures, season pass forms, trial maps, posters, articles, news clippings, ski passes, and typescript histories detailing the development of both Brighton, Utah and Brighton Ski Resort. The first serviced ski area in Utah was created at Brighton in 1936. The resort area has been expanded to cover 850 acres today.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Brighton, Utah first gained notoriety on 24 July 1857 when Mormon pioneers convened there to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. Nearly eighty years later, in 1936, the Wasatch Mountain Club built a rope tow in Brighton, thus creating the first serviced ski area in the state of Utah. Improvements continued in 1946 when Brighton Recreations built, on the slopes of Mt. Millicent, the first chairlift in Brighton. Responding to Brighton Recreation's developments, a competing lift company in Brighton managed by Zane Doyle and Willard Jensen built, in 1956, a double chair lift, the first in the intermountain region. Seven years later Doyle and Jensen bought out their competitor and created Mt. Majestic, Inc., which added two new chairlifts and night skiing facilities at Brighton. In 1986, Boyne USA, a family-owned corporation headed by John Kircher, purchased the ski area and proceeded to build two additional lifts which today allow a skier at Brighton to access 850 acres of terrain. Additional items of interest in this collection include a history of Brighton's Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association Girls Camp, a history of Butlerville, Utah, a history of the Alpine Rose Lodge, and a report on the construction of both the Twin Lakes and Phoebe-Mary dams in 1915.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Brighton Ski Resort records (1915-2000) contain a master plan, brochures, season pass forms, trial maps, posters, articles, news clippings, ski passes, and typescript histories detailing the development of both Brighton, Utah and Brighton Ski Resort. This collection was photocopied and the originals were returned to Brighton Ski Resort in November 2000.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Brighton Ski Resort records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Brighton Ski Resort records, Accn 1838, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1838.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Brighton Master Plan
1 2
Brighton Time Line
1 3
Brochures and Trail Maps
1987-2000
1 4
Season Passes and Receipts
1987-1996
1 5
"Brighton Ski and Snowboard School Yearbook"
1999-2000
1 6
Logo Designs
1 7
Brighton Ski Bowl
1 8
Mount Majestic Manor and Lodge-Motel
This folder contains Mount Majestic Manor and Lodge-Motel place mat picturing a stylized map of the Brighton.
1 9
Henry S. Florence, "Ten Years at the Alpine Rose Lodge"
1 10
Dixie B. Conger, "William Stuart Brighton"
1 11
Twin Lakes and Phoebe-Mary Dams
1915
1 12
Philip M. Howard Jr., "From Pioneer to Powder"
1 13
Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association Girls Camp
1 14-15
"'Brighton' A Special Feeling That Stays in Your Heart Forever"
1 16
"Communities of Jordan School District"
1945-1946
1 17
Merlin A. Butler, "A History of Butlerville"
1962
1 18
News Clippings
1 19
Display Items
1 20
Ski Passes
1967-1969
Map Case
1
Brighton Ski Resort Trial Maps

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ski resorts--Utah--History--Sources
  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Sources
  • Geographical Names :
  • Brighton (Utah)--History--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Histories
  • Maps
  • Pamphlets
  • Posters