Near Brighton at the head of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Brighton Ski Area has 12 miles of groomed cross country ski trails.
For apres ski, try Molly Greens Tavern.
Brighton really doesnt have a base town so lodging and nightlift is limited. For nightlife in Salt Lake City, try Bricks Club, Twilight cafe, or Ya Buts.
Overall, Brighton Resort is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 19 Nordic ski destinations in Utah.