For almost six decades, it’s been one of the biggest mysteries in Livingston County: What’s REALLY underneath Mt. Brighton?
The various owners of the ski resort in Genoa Township have always maintained that it’s nothing but good, old dirt, but others who were around when the ski hill opened have claimed that it’s either built on a landfill or thousands of old tires.
So, what’s the REAL story?
We found the answer in this story in the Jan. 31, 1962, article in the Livingston County Press – the first mention we could find in the newspaper of Mt. Brighton’s existence.
We’ve got the dirt, and the truth is … it’s dirt.
But we did uncover another mystery of sorts. According to Mt. Brighton’s official website, the ski hill opened during the winter of 1960-1961. But according to this article, the ski hill was actually constructed in the summer and fall of 1961, and opened in the winter of 1961-1962.
If anyone – including Mt. Brighton – has evidence that the ski hill actually opened in 1960, we’d love to see it.