Bristol Mountain Ski Resort  

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5662 Route 64
Canandaigua, NY 14424
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Overview by Aimee Hess

With one of the highest vertical rise of any ski mountain between the Adirondacks and the Rockies, 138 skiable acres, two terrain parks, and a mountain lit for night skiing, Bristol rivals any ski resort in the region. A proud forerunner of the snowmaking industry back in the 1960s, Bristol's snowmaking covers 97 percent of the mountain, helping it maintain an average snow base depth of 24 to 40 inches, and its state-of-the-art grooming keeps all that snow in check. Thirty-five minutes from Rochester in Canandaigua, New York, Bristol already attracts visitors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Canada, along with its native New Yorkers. And with a growing on-mountain village, the resort is only going to get more popular.

With half the mountain consisting of intermediate terrain, middle-ground skiers reign. Most of the intermediate trails, including favorites North Star, Universe, and Galaxy, are concentrated on the right side of the mountain; take the Galaxy Triple to access them without returning to base. But there is terrain for all levels. First-timers can start slow on Launching Pad, a wide, slight slope accessible by a magic carpet, which gives novices a place to congregate without feeling intimidated by the rippers elsewhere on the mountain. More advanced beginners can stick to the left face of the mountain and use the Morning Star quad to ride easy slopes like the Nova and the Milky Way without returning to base—and, unlike most newbie terrain, there's a refreshing lack of exhausting, flat cat tracks. Advanced skiers can take the Comet Express Quad up 1,200 vertical feet in just four minutes and head to Upper Rocket or take the Sunset double to

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Average Snowfall
60 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1200 feet
32% beginner, 50% intermediate, 18% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Late November to early April
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Weather for Bristol Mountain

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 37 F
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 38 Low: 25
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 46 Low: 32
Tue - Showers. High: 49 Low: 43
Wed - Rain. High: 48 Low: 33
Thu - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 45 Low: 30

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    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    1 of 6
  • Trails:
    6 of 33
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 02:09 PM

Traveler Reviews of Bristol Mountain

John rates Bristol Mountain
Not a lot of vertical in the East until you see Bristol Mountain. It is not a huge resort and not that many trails, but what is there is excellent skiing. Good vertical and well groomed trails from beginner to expert. Lodging on site is minimal, but other lodging is available close by for reasonable rates. Pros: Easy to access, Well maintained, Short lines.
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