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Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424-9382
+1 585-374-6000
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Simply Lovely in the Fall for Lift Ridw

This is a great ski resort but I love it in the fall when you can take the chairlift up and walk... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Laurie D
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Salt Lake City, United States
Outstanding Ski Hill!

The 3 1/2 drive from Toronto is so worth it. Terrific spot with a Fabulous 2 mile run. Nice wide... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
TheBikeGuy
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Toronto, Canada
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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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5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424-9382
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a great ski resort but I love it in the fall when you can take the chairlift up and walk around in the beautiful upstate NY fall colors.

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The 3 1/2 drive from Toronto is so worth it. Terrific spot with a Fabulous 2 mile run. Nice wide hill ,not crowded.We had a terrific 2 day family ski getaway. The food in the chalet is the best we ever had at a ski...More

Thank TheBikeGuy
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The ski resort is nestled at the southwest area of the Finger Lakes in New York state... not too far from Rochester. Lots of parking, ski lifts were not overcrowded, even though the temperatures were warm. Looks like they have some good snowmaking equipment and...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I love skiing and this is the local mountain that i go to most often. However, I have to give some constructive feedback. The last three times i have brought my business to this mountain the same two lifts (Rocket and Galaxy) have consistently been...More

Thank aspite1
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I ski at the brigade program this winter,plus some extra days and night. The ski resort is not super large, but they do a great job on the trails. Programs as brigade for all ages are good.

Thank solen201
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

Thank HeidiMS
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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...More

Thank bbshop
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
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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Susan S
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conchedout14
Can lift tickets and rental equipment be purchased in advance online to avoid the crowds?
21 January 2016|
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Response from DougCorrea | Reviewed this property |
I believe lift ticket/rental can be purchased prior. We never do due to possible poor weather/snow conditions. The prices are very reasonable and the staff will get you fitted with your gear in minutes. Enjoy!
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MakeMom
What features do you have specifically for snowboarders?
21 November 2015|
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Response from Bradford B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Bodine242 - There is an excellent arrangement for snowboarders. While the entire area is mixed use, the ski crown avoids the marked snowboard areas. Take a look at the website and trail map. My family loves it... More
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Westyorkshire5
Hi there..... My son is travelling out to do an internship in Rochester.I would like to travel out and see him in February 2016 and include a ski trip at the same time.What is the distance from Rochester to bristol Mountain? And the best mode of transport? Thanks
7 February 2015|
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Response from Andy V | Reviewed this property |
Bristol is about 40 minutes from downtown Rochester, and the best way to get there is by car. I think you'll find it worth the trip. We see people at Bristol who travel all the way from Canada, Pennsylvania, and Ohio on a... More
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