December 3, 2021
Winter is upon us and Mt. Brighton is ready to be your hub for epic adventures! We spoke to Heidi Swartzloff, Marketing Manager at Mt. Brighton, about what you need to know before you hit the slopes!
What is your favorite part about being an attraction in the Brighton-Howell Area?
The Brighton-Howell community is one that loves to try new things, go outdoors, and embrace the elements. This is why giving community members the chance to ski and snowboard locally is our favorite part of being an attraction in the area. This is a community that’s focused on family and we are proud to offer an activity that all ages can enjoy year after year.
What is the most recognizable thing about Mt. Brighton?
Besides being one of the highest elevation points in Livingston County at 1,330 ft., one of the most recognizable parts of Mt. Brighton is the snow-making capabilities that the resort possesses. During the winter months, even when the surrounding community doesn’t have snow on the ground, Mt. Brighton is able to make snow and have white peaks all winter long!
Why is Mt. Brighton an important player in our community?
Mt. Brighton is an important part of the community because we provide a unique winter sport activity for all. Winter can be a tough time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, however, Mt. Brighton shines by embracing the winter weather conditions! We give people a reason to want to get outside and have some winter fun. In addition to our daily winter activities, we also offer a unique and beautiful location for weddings, events, business meetings, team building activities, school field trips, and more!
What is something a first-time visitor to Mt. Brighton should know?
The best way to enjoy the sport for a first-timer is to take a lesson from our world-class ski and snowboard school instructors. Our certified and experienced instructors do all they can do make the experience enjoyable for all age groups and experience levels. Another important note that first-timers should know is how to properly prepare and dress for the occasion. Our newcomer webpage has all the information someone would need as well as frequently asked questions. In addition, we offer equipment rentals at Mt. Brighton including skis, snowboards, boots, poles (for skiing) and helmets, so we have everything you need to enjoy the slopes!
Why should someone visit Mt. Brighton?
For the experience of a lifetime! Mt. Brighton provides a wonderful outlet for individuals, families, and friends of all ages and levels of experience to make the most of the snowy months. Let us Brighton Your Winter!
Are there any winter deals/specials/packages that visitors should be aware of?
Things will look a little different this season. We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritize the safety of our employees, guests, and communities and to ensure a successful season from start to finish. Here are a few things to be aware of so you can plan ahead!
- We will not have a mountain reservation system this season and will load lifts and gondolas at normal capacity, optimizing guest movement around our resorts.
- Face coverings will be required in indoor settings, including in our restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms, and retail and rental locations, and on buses. Face coverings will not be required outdoors, in lift lines, or on chairlifts or gondolas, unless required by local public health authorities.
- Like last season, guests will be required to book a reservation to eat at many of our on-mountain restaurants using our Time to Dine reservation service. However, based on current regulations, we are expecting significantly more seating and dining capacity than last season, and we intend to open reservations one day prior, versus the day-of last season.
- Guests ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to dine at our
indoor, on-mountain quick-service (cafeteria-style) restaurants.
- For guest and employee safety, all transactions will be cashless unless otherwise required by local law. This includes at our hotels, restaurants, ski and ride school, and all other points of sale. For the best experience, book and pay online in advance.
- Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout the resort. We are frequently using EPA-approved products that kill the COVID-19 virus on all of our high-touch surfaces and restrooms, and we are applying enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices across our resort, including in our gondola cabins.
- We will be requiring all of our employees to have COVID-19 vaccinations for their safety and protection as well as the safety and protection of our guests and communities, and in compliance with the recent rules announced under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- All employees are required to undergo daily health screenings, wear face coverings indoors, regularly wash their hands, and stay home if sick or feeling sick.
We are fortunate that the core of the ski and ride experience takes place outdoors in vast mountain settings. However, as we welcome guests from around the world to the indoor experience at our resorts, we feel it’s important to do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19. This season, our COVID-19 safety protocols are focused on indoor spaces.
All of our policies are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the pandemic as well as federal, state, and local public health guidelines.
We have more blogs on what you need to Know Before You Go! Check them out here and on our blog page. Remember to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and tag all of your Mt. Brighton adventures with #explorebha! We love to repost your photos!
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