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Brighton Ski Resort records, 1915-2000
Overview of the Collection
- Brighton Ski Resort
- Brighton Ski Resort records
- 1915-2000 (inclusive)19152000
- 0.5 linear feet
- Collection Number
- ACCN 1838
- 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.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- 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.
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
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Gift of Brighton Ski Resort in 2000.
Box 1, folder 20 was donated by John Clark in 2008.
1965/1966 ski pass purchased from Ken Sanders Rare Books in 2020.
Photographs transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0379).
Processed by Dylan Esson in 2000.
Addendum processed by Betsey Welland in 2014 and 2022.
Forms part of the Utah Ski Archives.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
General MaterialsReturn to Top
Brighton Master Plan
Brighton Time Line
Brochures and Trail Maps
Season Passes and Receipts
"Brighton Ski and Snowboard School Yearbook"
Brighton Ski Bowl
Mount Majestic Manor and Lodge-Motel
This folder contains Mount Majestic Manor and Lodge-Motel place mat picturing a stylized map of the Brighton.
Henry S. Florence, "Ten Years at the Alpine Rose Lodge"
Dixie B. Conger, "William Stuart Brighton"
Twin Lakes and Phoebe-Mary Dams
Philip M. Howard Jr., "From Pioneer to Powder"
Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association Girls Camp
"'Brighton' A Special Feeling That Stays in Your Heart Forever"
"Communities of Jordan School District"
Merlin A. Butler, "A History of Butlerville"
Brighton Ski Resort Trial Maps
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Ski resorts--Utah--History--Sources
- Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Sources
- Brighton (Utah)--History--Sources
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