CONDITIONS

Operating Schedule Announcement
The slopes will reopen this Saturday and Sunday (April 1st & 2nd)
9am-4pm.
(Trail count and conditions will be posted Saturday morning)

The 2017-18 Season Pass is on sale now.  Best pricing until April 30th.
Online purchases available.
585-374-6000

End of Season Tuning Special
$10 off a Hand File and Wax
($25 now regularly $35)

Spring is a great time to book your Zip Line Canopy Tour.
585-374-6000

This page was last updated Mar 28, 2017 @ 3:06 pm.

Surface Conditions

Hours of OperationClosed Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th.
Watch for a reopening announcement on Tuesday. We anticipate reopening this weekend if not earlier.
Alpine Surface ConditionsThe slopes will reopen this weekend, April 1st and 2nd from 9am-4pm.

Nordic Surface ConditionsNordic Terrain closed for the season.
Base Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit
48.3
Summit Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit
52.1

Lifts

LiftStatus
Comet Express QuadCLOSED
Galaxy Express QuadCLOSED
Lunar Launch Magic CarpetCLOSED
Morning Star QuadCLOSED
Rocket TripleCLOSED
Sunset DoubleCLOSED

Trail Distinction

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

Alpine Trails

TrailDifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
EclipseGreen CircleCLOSED
Hale BoppGreen CircleCLOSED
Halley's RunGreen CircleCLOSED
Infinity
Green CircleCLOSED
Launching PadGreen CircleCLOSED
Milky WayGreen CircleCLOSED
NovaGreen CircleCLOSED
Shooting Star
Green CircleCLOSEDSee park section for a list of features.
SkywayGreen CircleCLOSED
Space WalkGreen CircleCLOSED
SunbeltGreen CircleCLOSED
AsteroidBlue SquareCLOSED
BetaBlue SquareCLOSED
Big DipperBlue SquareCLOSED
Galaxy WayBlue SquareCLOSED
Lower MeteorBlue SquareCLOSEDRail Garden added near the bottom: downbox, c-box, round tube and kink rail.
Lower North StarBlue SquareCLOSED
Lower RocketBlue SquareCLOSED
Lower UniverseBlue SquareCLOSEDNO LIGHTS
Morning StarBlue SquareCLOSED
Orions BeltBlue SquareCLOSED
Outer OrbitBlue SquareCLOSED
ShuttleBlue SquareCLOSED
Southern CrossBlue SquareCLOSED
SunsetBlue SquareCLOSEDSee park section for a list of features.
Sunset WayBlue SquareCLOSED
Upper GalaxyBlue SquareCLOSED
Upper North StarBlue SquareCLOSED
Upper UniverseBlue SquareCLOSED
Ursa MinorBlue SquareCLOSED
ChallengerBlack DiamondCLOSEDNO LIGHTS
Lower GalaxyBlack DiamondCLOSED
Upper MeteorBlack DiamondCLOSEDSee park section for a list of features.
Upper RocketBlack DiamondCLOSED
CometDouble Black DiamondCLOSED

Dedicated race trail. Limited availability to the public. Open status can mean open with a race or race training event.

Parks & Pipes

TrailFeature DifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
(Features subject to change or be removed without notice)
Shooting Star Terrain ParkSmallCLOSEDRoller set, butterbox, up box, mini jump, kink box, spine, jump, hip, jump and roller set.
Top of Galaxy Rail GardenSmall/MediumCLOSED
Sunset ParkMedium/LargeCLOSED
Three rail combo, 2 flat rails side by side, kink rail in the middle, cannon, flat-up rail, 2 down rails, jump and wall ride.
Galaxy Terrain ParkMedium/LargeCLOSED
Lower Meteor Park
(below cut over)
MediumCLOSEDFeatures: Rail garden setup at the bottom of lower meteor which includes a down box, c- box, a round tube , and a kink rail.
Morning Star Race ParkMediumCLOSED

Nordic/Cross-Country

TrailDifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
AriesGreen CircleCLOSED
GeminiBlue SquareCLOSEDNatural snow and natural lighting

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.

MG = MACHINE GROOMED.

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.