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Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

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Address: 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY
Phone Number: +1 585-374-6000
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Breakfast & Lunch are great - have not had dinner.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jack T
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Palmyra, New York
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Palmyra, New York
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Glens Falls, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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 

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Milton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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!!

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Canandaigua, New York
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is one of the best winter attractions in Western NY. This ski hill is a very nice place to spend the day skiing. A lot of different types of hills/trails for all types of abilities.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We were seasons pass holders here a few years ago but timing changed for us and we were only getting there a few times a year. This is the best place to ski if you're from anywhere west of Rochester. E-vile has a good social as does Blue Mountain but for sheer skiing this place has the variety and vertical... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 

Hilton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank DougCorrea
Groton, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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