Yesterday Brighton Resort in Utah turned on the lifts for the season. Photographer Aaron Blatt was there to document it.

Words and Photos by Aaron Blatt:

This morning, Brighton opened up their slopes for the first day of the 2011/12 season. Flocks of snowboarders cruised up the canyon from Salt Lake City to get their fair share of the resort’s early season terrain. Riders were met with a park featuring a-frames, along with plenty of rails, and boxes to refresh their trick lists. Above the park were some nicely filled in runs, plenty of side hits, gaps, and rollers making for some all time cruising. So good to see everyone out riding again after a long summer – check out Brighton, Winter is here.