We've Got Snow!

Hours: 9am-9:00pm

32 trails, 2 terrain parks plus Nordic terrain open.
Some trails left ungroomed today.
(Due to temps conditions may change throughout the day))

The Scott Delforte Park Jam is February 4th.

Mercy Flight Central Nordic Sip-n-Ski is on February 4th.

This page was last updated Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:20 am.

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Surface Conditions

Hours of OperationWeekly Hours of Operation During Peak Season
Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-10pm
Sat: 8:30am-10pm
Sun: 8:30am-9pm
Alpine Surface ConditionsBase: 12"-36"
MG/SC/V-Some trails left ungroomed
32 trails/4lifts day, 4 lifts night
Shooting Star Terrain Park and mid-Station Rail Garden open
Nordic (Cross Country) Terrain Open

Nordic Surface ConditionsNordic Terrain open for day and evening skiing.
Summit Center closes one hour before the Comet Express. See Hours of Operation section.
Base Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit
Summit Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit


Comet Express Quad9AM-9PM
Galaxy Express Quad 9:30:AM- AS NEEDED
Lunar Launch Magic Carpet 9 AM - 9PM (OR AS NEEDED)
Morning Star QuadOPEN
(Opens one half hour later and closes one half hour before the Comet Express)
Rocket TripleAS NEEDED
Sunset Double9AM-AS NEEDED

Trail Distinction

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

Alpine Trails

TrailDifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
EclipseGreen CircleOPENMG/SC/V
Hale BoppGreen CircleOPENSC/V
Halley's RunGreen CircleOPENMG/SC/V
Green CircleOPENMG/SC/V
Launching PadGreen CircleOPENMG/SC/V
Milky WayGreen CircleOPENMG/SC/V
NovaGreen Circle OPEN SC/V
Shooting Star
Green CircleOPENMG/SC/V

SkywayGreen CircleOPENSC/V
Space WalkGreen CircleOPENSC/V
SunbeltGreen CircleOPENMG/SC/V
AsteroidBlue SquareOPENSC/V
BetaBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Big DipperBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Galaxy WayBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Lower MeteorBlue Square OPENMG/SC/V
Lower North StarBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Lower RocketBlue SquareOPENMG/SC/V
Lower UniverseBlue SquareOPENSC/V No lights.
Morning StarBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Orions BeltBlue SquareCLOSED
Outer OrbitBlue SquareOPENSC/V
ShuttleBlue SquareCLOSED
Southern CrossBlue SquareOPENSC/V
SunsetBlue Square OPENSC/V
Sunset WayBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Upper GalaxyBlue SquareOPENMG/SC/V
Upper North StarBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Upper UniverseBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Ursa MinorBlue SquareOPENSC/V
ChallengerBlack DiamondCLOSED.No lights.
Lower GalaxyBlack DiamondOPENSC/V
Upper MeteorBlack DiamondOPEN SC/V
Upper RocketBlack DiamondOPENMG/SC/V
CometDouble Black DiamondOPEN
(Race events and race training)
SC/VDedicated 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 ParkSmallOPENMG/SC/V
Features: Flat Rail, Fun Box, A-Frame, Down-Flat-Box, Kink Rail and a Mini Jump. Half way down is a drop in point with a three jump-jump line.
Top of Galaxy Rail GardenSmall/MediumCLOSED
Orion's Belt Family CrossSmall/MediumCLOSED
Galaxy Terrain ParkMedium/LargeCLOSED
Rocket/Meteor Mid-Station Rail GardenMediumOPENMG/SC/VFeatures: Down Rail, Flat Box, Kink Rail and a C-Box.
Morning Star Race ParkMediumCLOSED


TrailDifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
AriesGreen Circle OPENGroomed and trackedCall 585-374-1114 race and event information. Feb. 4th is the Mercy Flight Nordic Sip-N-Ski. Visit to register.
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.


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.