Hours: 8:30am-10pm
We have cancelled Creek's Edge in the Satellite Lounge and the Arbor Hill Tasting for tonight.
We will post details when it has been rescheduled.

26 Open Trails (ungroomed). Trails to be groomed for Sunday.
The Summit Demo Center will close at 3pm today (2/25/2017) and reopen when the
Nordic Terrain reopens.

Family & Friends Night Special  (Sat. and Sun. nights) can now be purchased on the online store on the website or bring a cap from Intense Milk at pay a the ticket window.  Three ski for $75 from 4pm to close Sat/Sun.  Discounted rentals and a free 5pm beginner class lesson.

The March Madness Pass is on Sale Now!
The first 25 passes at $179.  Regular Price $199.
Valid from March 1st - the end of the season.

Save $6 on a Hot Wax at the Tuning Center.

Ticket holders receive 15% off at Bristol Ski & Sport with today's lift ticket affix to their jacket or pants during the President Week Holiday.
(Go Pro Excluded)

Executive Season Passholder recieve 25% in the Bristol Ski & Sport during the President Week Holiday.
(Go Pro Excluded)

Free Skis?  First Time Skiers ages 13+ receive a pair of Elan skis at the end of the VIP Gold Learn to Ski Program   Only $299 for the four time lesson series.

Forks & Skis Fundraiser to Benefit Food Link is March 3rd.

Spring Carvinal- March 18th & 19th from 9am-4pm.

This page was last updated Feb 25, 2017 @ 4:33 pm.

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: 10"-36"
Spring Conditions- Trails Ungroomed Today-Colder Temps returning tonight.
26 open trails. 3 lifts day, 3 lifts night
Shooting Star Terrain Park open and groomed with limited features.
Nordic (Cross Country) Terrain is closed. The Summit Center will close today at 3pm (2/25) and reopen when the Nordic terrain reopens.

Nordic Surface ConditionsNordic Terrrain is closed. For information call 585-374-1114.
Base Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit
Summit Temp
Degrees Fahrenheit


Comet Express QuadOPEN
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 CircleOPENSC/V
Hale BoppGreen CircleOPENSC/V
Halley's RunGreen CircleOPENSC/V
Green CircleOPENSC/V
Launching PadGreen CircleOPENSC/V
Milky WayGreen CircleOPENSC/V
NovaGreen CircleCLOSED
Shooting Star
Green CircleOPENSC/V

SkywayGreen CircleCLOSED
Space WalkGreen CircleOPENSC/V
SunbeltGreen CircleOPENSC/V
AsteroidBlue SquareCLOSED
BetaBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Big DipperBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Galaxy WayBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Lower MeteorBlue Square OPENSC/V
Lower North StarBlue SquareCLOSED
Lower RocketBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Lower UniverseBlue SquareOPENSC/VNO LIGHTS
Morning StarBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Orions BeltBlue SquareCLOSED
Outer OrbitBlue SquareOPENSC/V
ShuttleBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Southern CrossBlue SquareCLOSED
SunsetBlue SquareOPENSC/VPark Set Up
Area around features and landings groomed
Sunset WayBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Upper GalaxyBlue SquareOPENSC/V
Upper North StarBlue SquareCLOSED
Upper UniverseBlue SquareCLOSED
Ursa MinorBlue SquareOPENSC/V
ChallengerBlack DiamondCLOSEDNO LIGHTS
Lower GalaxyBlack DiamondOPENSC/V
Upper MeteorBlack DiamondOPEN SC/V
Upper RocketBlack DiamondOPENSC/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 ParkSmallOPENSC/VLimited Features.
Top of Galaxy Rail GardenSmall/MediumCLOSED
Sunset ParkMedium/LargeCLOSED
Galaxy Terrain ParkMedium/LargeCLOSED
Rocket/Meteor Mid-Station Rail GardenMediumCLOSED
Morning Star Race ParkMediumCLOSED


TrailDifficultyStatusGeneral Surface ConditionsNotes
AriesGreen CircleCLOSEDSummit Center will close at 3pm today (2/25) and reopen when the Nordic terrain reopens. 585-374-1114
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.