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This page was last updated Mar 17, 2018 @ 7:12 am

Happy Spring Carnival Weekend.
Festivities from 9am-4pm
Lifts: Sat: 9am-9pm and Sun: 9am-8pm
Family & Friends Night Special: 4pm-close both days.
Spring Carnival Events

Based on the awesome conditions we are
extending Night Season through March 24th !

100% of the Alpine and Nordic Trails are open today

(Some groomed and some ungroomed)

We've added a new Banked Slalom Course on Outer Orbit for this weekend.

Are you ready for the Slush Cup this Saturday?
We are awarding medals this year for best costume, biggest splash and best overall!
Check the conditions report for the new hours of operation.

Some trails are ungroomed.  Please check the conditions report.

Spring Carnival Weekend Hours: March 17th (9am-9pm) & 18th (9am-4pm)
Rocket Science performs on Saturday, DJ on Sunday, ages 4-12 receive a free lift ticket and first timer lesson (10am & 1pm), Free Nordic trail ticket for all ages on Saturday and Sunday, Slush Cup  & Costume Contest, new Banked Slalom course, Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Rail Jam, Shamrock Scavenger Hunt, Tour de Bristol-Race to the Summit on Sunday, Simply Crepes, Macaroll'in Food Truck at the Summit, KP Kettle Corn, Duke's Donuts, MighTea Boba and more!

The 2018-19 Season Pass is on sale now.

Hot Wax Special: $12
Hand File & Wax: $25

Up to 40% off on selected items in Bristol Ski & Sport.

Purchase a March Madness Pass and start using it today!  Only $199 for direct to lift access.  Your children 7 & under can be added to your March Madness Pass account at no additional charge.  Proof of age required.
Click HERE to purchase.  Night season ends on Saturday, March 10th.  The March Madness Pass is a great way to continue skiing and riding.

Would you like to receive a Free March Madness Pass?
1) Purchase a pair of skis from the Summit Demo Center
2) Spend $500 before sales tax at Bristol Ski & Sport

SAVE 20% When You Purchase Online Tickets over Seven Days in Advance!

New $59 First Timer Learn to Ski or Learn to Snowboard
Package for ages 13+
Offered Everyday.
Includes lift ticket, lesson and rentals.
Lesson one at 10am and lesson two at 1pm or
take a lesson one at 1pm and lesson two at 5pm.
Must have never been on skis or a snowboard.
Please arrive one hour prior to the lesson time
and plan to stay through the end of the second lesson.
The last day for a 5pm lesson in Saturday, March 10th.

Family & Friends Fun Night Special
 Saturday and Sunday's from 4pm-close.
(Night season concludes on Saturday, March 10th.)
A group of three can ski or snowboard for $75.
Each additional person is $28.  Discounted rentals and a
free 5pm one hour beginner class lesson.
One form of payment for each group to expedite the lines.

Consignment Equipment
Why take skis and boards home that will be sitting in your basement next winter.
Drop them off at Bristol Ski & Sport on your last day of the season and we
will add them to the consignment  gear.  If they sell you make some money!
Call  585-374-1111 for details.

Book Your Dream Wedding at Bristol Mountain!
To book one of the lodges or an outside location email today.

Updates will be made daily.  Check back frequently.


Surface Conditions

Hours of OperationNight Season Has Been Extended Again!
Night Season Hours of Operation
Through March 24th.

3/15- Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
3/16-3/18- Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm
3/19-3/22- (Mon-Thurs): 9am-8pm
3/23-3/24- (Fri-Sat): 9am-9pm
3/25-4/1-(Sun-Sun): 9am-4pm

Family & Friends Night Special: 3/17, 3/18 and 3/24.
Spring Carnival: March 17th Lift Times: (9am-9pm) & 18th (9am-9pm)
Activities from 9am-4pm

Schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates.

Alpine Surface Conditions: 35 Day/33 Night Trails - MG/PP (Some trails ungroomed)
Nordic Trails Open and Groomed
Spring Carnival Events from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Night Skiing and Riding times extended through March 24th. Twilight Passes valid.

Base: 16"-54"
Please check your favorite weather service for a detailed weather report and traffic conditions.

Nordic Surface ConditionsSummit Center: 9am-7pm Sun-Thurs. 9am-8pm Fri & Sat thru March 24th.
Aries: Open and Groomed-Tracks Set
Gemini: Open and Groomed- Tracks Set
Free Trail Ticket March 17th & 18th (9am-4pm) rentals and lessons not included. Advanced reservations required for Nordic lessons.

Macarollin Food Truck will be at the Summit Center this weekend from9am-4pm.

Spring Hours- March 25- April 1, 2018: 9am-4pm
See Alpine Section: Nordic terrain closes one hour before the published closed times for the Alpine trails.

Nordic Terrain and Summit Center hours based on open terrain.

Mid-Station Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit
Mid-Station Wet-Bulb Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit


Comet Express QuadOpen


Galaxy Express QuadOpen: 9:30am-As Needed
(times subject to change without notice)
Lunar Launch Magic CarpetOpen: 9am - 9pm

Morning Star QuadOpen
Rocket TripleAs Needed
Sunset DoubleOpen: 9am-9pm
Notes:All Lifts Times Subject to Change Without Notice.
Some lifts will operate earlier and later than others. The term "open" indicates that the lift is expected to be in the lift rotation today but not necessarily from open to close.

Trail Distinction

Green CircleEasier
Blue SquareMore Difficult
Black DiamondMost Difficult
Double Black DiamondExtremely Difficult

Alpine Trails

EclipseGreen CircleOpen
Hale BoppGreen CircleOpen
Halley's RunGreen CircleOpen
Green CircleOpen
Upper Infinity: Rollers Only
Launching PadGreen CircleOpen
Milky WayGreen CircleOpen
NovaGreen CircleOpen
Shooting Star
Green CircleOpen
Shooting Star Park: 13 features in the park section

SkywayGreen CircleOpen MG/PP/P
Space WalkGreen CircleOpen PP/PUngroomed
SunbeltGreen CircleOpen MG/P/P
AsteroidBlue SquareOpen
BetaBlue SquareOpen MG/PP/P
Big DipperBlue SquareOpen
Galaxy WayBlue SquareOpen
Lower MeteorBlue SquareOpen
Lower North StarBlue SquareOpen
Ungroomed, Thin Cover, Bumps, Variable
Lower RocketBlue SquareOpen
Lower UniverseBlue SquareOpen
Ungroomed, Thin Cover, Bumps, Variable
Morning StarBlue SquareOpen
Orions BeltBlue SquareOpen
Outer OrbitBlue SquareOpen
ShuttleBlue SquareOpen PP/PUngroomed
Southern CrossBlue SquareOpen MG/PP/P
SunsetBlue SquareOpen
Sunset WayBlue SquareOpen
Upper GalaxyBlue SquareOpen
Upper North StarBlue SquareOpen
Ungroomed, Thin Cover, Bumps, Variable
Upper UniverseBlue SquareOpen
Ungroomed, Thin Cover, Bumps, Variable
Ursa MinorBlue SquareOpen
Ungroomed, Thin Cover, Bumps, Variable
ChallengerBlack DiamondOpenNO LIGHTS
Lower GalaxyBlack DiamondOpen
Upper MeteorBlack DiamondOpen MG/PP/P
Upper RocketBlack DiamondOpen
CometDouble Black DiamondOpen MG/PP/P(Dedicated race trail. Limited availability to the public. Open status can mean open with a race or race training event.)

Parks & Pipes

TrailFeature DifficultyStatusNotes
(Features subject to change or be removed without notice)
Shooting Star Terrain ParkSmallOpen MG/PPShooting Star: 18 features.

Upper Infinity - Butter box, fun box and 3 mini jumps.

Banked Slalom Course on Outer OrbitSmallOpen
Orion's Belt Family CrossSmall/MediumOpen
Galaxy Terrain ParkMedium/LargeOpen
2 Jumps
Mid-Station Park-
Entrance on Lower Meteor
(below cut over)
4 features

Morning Star Race ParkMediumClosed


AriesGreen CircleFree Nordic Trail Ticket March 17th - 18th. Lesson and rentals additional. We will have our instructors on hand to give tips. Lessons by advance reservation.
One Set of Tracks

GeminiBlue SquareOpen-Groomed
One Set of Tracks

Snow Conditions Codes and Definitions

The following surface condition codes and definitions explain the type of snow surface reported at Bristol Mountain. Bristol Mountain endeavors to inspect trails and report conditions consistent with terminology descriptive of surface condition(s) developed by the New York Ski Industry Association, Ski Areas of New York, Inc. These are approved by Article 18, the New York Safety In Skiing law.


BS = BARE SPOTS - Areas of exposed underlying trail surface NOT covered with sufficient amounts of any form of snow, ice or other skiable material. No skier should attempt to ski over or through any Bare Spot or Spots.

CO = CORN SNOW - Large ice-like granules, which are loose during above-freezing temperatures and which freeze together during below-freezing temperatures. Corn snow is usually a product of the above/below freezing cycle of temperatures typical of spring days. Large ice-like granules which remain frozen together in extended cold periods, or chunks of ice created by incomplete grooming or icy surfaces are not characteristic of corn snow.

FG = FROZEN GRANULAR - Granular snow which was once wet and which has frozen together forming a rather solid or crusty-textured surface. It can return to loose granular after thawing or being worked by a grooming machine or from the effects of skier traffic breaking up the crust. Frozen granular snow will support a ski pole stuck into it. However, if the pole makes ice chips and the surface will not support the pole, the surface is ICY.

HP = HARD PACK - Hard pack snow is a dense, compressed snow condition harder than packed powder and softer than ice.

IP, IS = ICE PATCHES, ICY SURFACE - Ice represents a hard, glazed surface usually created by freezing rain, or old surface snow melting and quickly refreezing again, or by ground water seeping up into the snow and freezing. Also may describe a very wet surface that has been skied into a smooth surface while above-freezing temperatures are existent and then rapidly dropping temperatures occur. When broken, ice breaks into chunks rather than granules. Patches describe localized occurrences of ice; surface describes a more prevailing icy condition on the slope.

LG = LOOSE GRANULAR - Loose granules similar to rock salt, usually formed after powder snow thaws, refreezes and crystallizes or an accumulation of sleet. Loose granular may also characterize surface conditions produced by machine conditioning of frozen granular or icy surfaces.

P = POWDER - New snow generally of dry and fluffy consistency. Will not make a snowball easily.

PP = PACKED POWDER - Loose powder snow compacted by rollers, drags or other mechanical apparatus or by skier traffic to a state which leaves little air space between particles. It is no longer fluffy, but it is not so extremely compacted that it is hard and icy.

SC = SPRING CONDITIONS - This term is used to characterize the wide variety of surface conditions which results from the alternate freezing and thawing of snow cover in spring weather. This term is used in place of other terms when the usual surface descriptions cannot accurately or completely describe the situation, that is, when no single surface type covers at least 50% of the skiable surface of a trail.

TC = THIN COVER - Indicates that the cover that currently exists will decline in quality due to skier traffic and may break through to the underlying trail surface. Thin Cover indicates that Bare Spots are anticipated to develop in the area during the day.

V = VARIABLE - A wide variety of conditions which cannot accurately or completely be described using usual terminology, such as when no single surface type predominates.

WG = WET GRANULAR - loose or frozen granular snow which has become wet and soft after a thaw or from a rainfall.

WP = WET POWDER - Powder snow that is wet when it falls (you can easily make a snowball) or dry powder that becomes wet as the temperature rises above freezing or is dampened by rain.