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Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

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Address: 5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424-9382
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+1 585-374-6000
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 22:00

Bristol Mountain is the premier resort located in the Western Finger Lakes...

Bristol Mountain is the premier resort located in the Western Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Our 1200' vertical rise allows Bristol Mountain to reign as the highest vertical between the Adirondack/Laurentian Mountains of the east and the Rocky Mountains of the west. There are 138 acres of total skiable terrain. Views from the summit and the 34 slopes and trails are breathtaking and provide a variety of inclines for every skier and snowboarder from beginner to expert with 32% of the slopes being novice, 50% intermediate, and 18% advanced level terrain. During our night operating season, 96% of our trails have lighting. To assure our skiers and snowboarders of the best possible snow conditions, Bristol Mountain is proud of its state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers 97% of the terrain.

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Nice local hill

We enjoyed our visit to Bristol Mountain. It's not a giant ski resort but the lifts are fast and they have some fun runs. They are EXPERTS at making snow too which was a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Bristol Mountain. It's not a giant ski resort but the lifts are fast and they have some fun runs. They are EXPERTS at making snow too which was a good thing as we've not had too much snow in the east this season. We had a fun weekend!

Thank HeidiMS
Webster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went skiing here on January 14, 2017 and there was no snow to be found anywhere (we have had a very mild winter thus far) but there was plenty of snow on the slopes - they have done a great job making snow and providing decent conditions given the hand they have been dealt. I am from New England... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Bucket list item....ride the lift chair to the top of Bristol Mountain. The fall views were spectacular. As an added bonus for the brave and hearty souls who might be interested (me) there is a ZIP LINE park up there. Much fun!

1 Thank William B
Farmington ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Took the lift up the mountain to see the changing season and it was a nice ride and beautiful scenery. That area is so pretty this time of the year with hills on both sides of the road.

Thank Wendy B
Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My friends and I came to Bristol to ride the Sky ride. The day was a mixture of sun and drizzle. When we went to get on the ride, it had been raining so the staff nicely dried off the seats for us. We rode up the mountain enjoying the scenery which was even more spectacular coming down. We were... More 

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I brought my children here this week from Buffalo, all for the first time. Two girls ages 7 and 15, two boys ages 9 and 19. Everyone had a great time. My younger daughter struggled at times on one of the yellow courses but not with the other one (yellow is easiest). A guide on the ground advised her and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Kids ages 7 and 12 had an amazing time at this course. I was skeptical at first that they would be able to handle the course without a guide at each platform, but they mastered it after only a few obstacles. There are a total of 7 courses. Kids got through 5 in about 3.5 hours. So much fun!!

Thank Michelle S
Palmyra, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Service - food quality and service combined with the great view and ambiance make this a don't miss location.

Thank Jack T
Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Looks like a marginal season snow wise in New York but they had great coverage and skiing was classic spring skiing experience. Nice layout with two detachable quad chairlifts and great fall line skiing. beginner terrain look nice with own area with dedicated lifts. Newer food court with lots of choices. Town is close by with many lodging and dining... More 

2 Thank Satchmo1234
Milton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

First time night skiing in over 30 years and Bristol Mtn was the perfect place to bring me back to a teenager. My girlfriend and I had a GRET time and the conditions were perfect!!

Thank tirelbil

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