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Address: 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY
Phone Number: +1 585-374-6000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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It's a good close by ski resort but their prices are more in line with Killington. Their food and drinks are very expensive as well. I get that they have to make a living part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a good close by ski resort but their prices are more in line with Killington. Their food and drinks are very expensive as well. I get that they have to make a living part of the year but I suggest utilizing more throughout the year for other attractions and lowering the prices, especially this year....late start because of the... More 

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Meghan F, Guest Services at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really value your feedback. Have you had a chance to check out some of the new attractions that we have added over the past couple of years like our Zipline Canopy Tour, Aerial Adventure Park, or Rosland Wake Park? Hopefully we will get the chance to see you... More 

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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Friday afternoon of skiing. Easy drive from the Rochester area. Nice loading and unloading zone near the lodge to avoid carrying tons of stuff from the parking lot. Limited terrain for skiing compared to Vermont or the Rockies but it was well covered and maintained. Well equipped lodge with storage lockers as well as open cubbies. A great way... More 

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Meghan F, Guest Services at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! We are glad that you enjoyed yourself. More 

Kailua, Hawaii
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93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Went to Bristol with our Family and had a blast. Was late in the season and we went on a Monday, had the place to ourselves. Lucky enough to catch a bluebird day, great conditions, and great food for lunch. This is a hidden gem got something for everyone, JUST GO.

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Groton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We loved Bristol Mountain, the ride up the mountain, watching youngsters learn to zip line, and exploring tails at the top of the mountain.

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Hamilton, Canada
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is easily the best hill that I have skied within a reasonable distance from Southern Ontario and/or upstate New York. With almost twice the vertical of Blue Mountain it totally dwarfs everything else in these regions. Only downsides is that it doesn't offer a tonne of variety as it's not terribly large, and the regular lift ticket price is... More 

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Honeoye, New York
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You will be delighted as this is the best ski area between the Rockies and the ADK. 1,200 vertical, 2 detachable quads provide a solid value for a snowsports day. Freestyle parks abound, food is good, people are friendly and helpful.

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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very nice ski area and they have a "ropes" course for summer fun. There are a wide range of slopes for varying expertise. There are 2 lodges where you can get food and beverages or bring in your own food and eat.

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Ancaster
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We did the ropes course and it was highly challenging but very safe. Impressive safety routine off the top and while you have to be in good condition I was amazed at how size was not an issue for the smaller folks in our group. I would say that they need more to do there to make it worth driving... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had my first and only (so far) snowboarding lesson here. The guy who taught us was patient and helpful. I never made it past the bunny hill, but was proud of what I was able to learn in a few hours. The food was pricey and nothing special, as is common at such places, so definitely eat a big... More 

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Thank Tara B
Rochester
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place to ski. Good selection of skill levels and the snow is usually groomed. Most trails are open if they have the snow and they have good snow making capabilities. Fast chair lifts to the top. Good food in the lodges. Sometimes gets heavy crowds.

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