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Address: 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY
Phone Number: +1 585-374-6000
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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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Good Family place to go

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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106 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Bristol has grown and really added some tremendous runs. I really like the long slower runs as I get a bit older and dont feel like challenging Rocket Run or double diamonds. We always have a great day at Bristol. Very good and friendly rental shop. I never need to travel with gear. Not much in the food department. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I could spend my the whole day here and would still be as amazing as the last time! Kids love climbing the mountain and rolling down. The ski lifts are a great way to see the fall foliage when the leaves are changing too!! Slice of heaven on Earth :-)

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Bristol Mountain's learn to ski VIP Gold program was an invaluable opportunity. Prior to the program, I had absolutely no experience of skiing. The VIP Gold course gave me the chance to learn to ski from scratch. It had excellent instruction, with a variety of teachers who catered to all abilities and learning styles. At the end of the course,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Bristol has the reputation of being the high tech, yet industrial resort in the finger lakes region that provides great slopes but not the personal touch. Not so. I have been skiing here for years and my expectations have been consistently surpassed: the staff is courteous and attentive, often go out of their way to help with problems (even providing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mother nature helped with the cold. The snow making crew made the season. Great conditions, many varieties of slopes to choose from. Skied over forty times this year and never had a bad experience

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Williamson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ski Bristol usually once a week during the season. We would ski there more but we love to travel and ski a variety of areas. Traveling, both in the East, out West and in Europe, has convinced us that our home ski resort, Bristol, truly maximizes the skiing experience for what they have to work with. Sure the mountain... More 


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