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Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Address: 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY
Phone Number: +1 585-374-6000
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Ranked #2 of 10 Activities in Canandaigua
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bristol Mountain is the premier resort located in the Western Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New...
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Unexceptional ski area in a region with limited elevation. Bristol Mountain does offer skiers some longer runs with a vertical drop of nearly 1200 feet (366 meters). You need to be mindful of the snow conditions. When we skied in late December 2014 just prior to Christmas the snow conditions were poor. Based on the recent warm weather and rain... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting our resort and we really value your feedback. Trust us, we wish we could control the weather, it would make our jobs much easier. Unfortunately, when we get long periods of warm weather and rain it impacts our ability to groom because grooming the trails actually causes further snow coverage loss. We hope that... More 

Rochester, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We're lucky in this part of Western New York to have such good place for skiing and boarding. We don't have the high terrain like they do in the Adirondacks and Vermont, but we've got lots of excellent snow-making and some really good runs. We also have fast lift lines and good food in the lodge. Fun for the whole... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great resort. Close to Rochester. Well maintained and skiing options for all levels. I have been skiing here since 1973 and it has grown and improved every year. new ropes challenge courses are awesome!!

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Hammondsport, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

By far, the best ski destination in the Western NY and Southern Tier area. Twice the vertical drop of any other resort within 2 hours drive, and a nice mix of terrain for all levels of skiers/boarders. Grab some wings and beers at Lock, Stock and Barrel (couple miles north on 64) after a day on the mountain.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My Hubby took me here in October to see the Foilage. Wow, was it Beautiful. We took the chair lift to the top of the mountain. It was so much fun. We walked around, and the views on top were amazing. All the trees were so colorful. It was an amazing time. Can't wait to go back in October!! :-)

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Longer runs, perfect grooming and no lines make this ski resort a paradise. A few more express ski lefts and Bristol will be PERFECT.

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Have always had a great time at Bristol Mountain! Definitely stop in at the Morning Star Cafe! My daughter learned how to snowboard there and has loved it ever since. Great Staff and lessons! Enough selection of trails to keep everyone happy.

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Mississauga, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went for 2 days in March during Canadian March Break. It was great although we arrived in a snow storm so the following 2 days of skiing were on a fresh packed snow. Great place with many different ski slopes that are long. The Waffle House by the terrain park is a nice touch... Too bad that it's only open... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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179 reviews 179 reviews
69 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

An amazing place to hit the slopes on a surprisingly good set of trails. Many options for all levels of experience and a good time to be had. Lessons are available if you sign up in advance.

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Farmington ny
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the way they have the trails lit up at night! They are very beautiful! Love all the different levels of trails they have and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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