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No Snowmaking Today.

Jon Lillis will compete at the World Cup Aerials Event in Lake Placid on Friday Night and Saturday Night.  Morgan will be on course in Tremblant on Saturday.

Tuesday College Night Special
4pm to Close Ticket- $35
Valide College ID Required

Discover NY Days:
Thursday, January 18th
Never been to Bristol.  Visit I Ski NY for details.

World Snow Day is Sunday, January 21th at 1pm.
  We encourage all First Timers ages 13+ to take the new $59 First Timer Learn to Ski or Learn to Snowboard package at 1pm to learn to ski or ride with other first timers around the world.

Introduce a Friend to Skiing or Snowboarding.

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.

Family & Friends Fun Night Special
 Saturday and Sunday's from 4pm-close.
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.

New Summit Consignment Center
Drop off gently used skis, boards and boots and receive 70-90 percent of the selling price.  Purchase gear at great prices.  Purchase gear at great prices.
Gear can be dropped off at Bristol Ski & Sport or the Summit Consignment Center throughout the season.

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 Hours of Operation
(Through March 10th)
Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-10pm
Sat: 8:30am-10pm
Sun: 8:30am-9pm

Alpine Surface Conditions: MG/PP/P
Base: 14"-42"

Nordic Surface ConditionsAries: Open - Groomed
Gemini: Open- Ungroomed

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


All Lifts Times Subject to Change Without Notice
Comet Express Quad8:30am-9pm
Galaxy Express Quad9:30am- As Needed
Lunar Launch Magic Carpet8:30am-9pm
Morning Star Quad9am-8:30pm
Rocket Triple10am- As Needed
Sunset Double8:30am-9pm

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
Launching PadGreen CircleOpen
Milky WayGreen CircleOpen
NovaGreen CircleOpen MG/PP/P
Shooting Star
Green CircleOpen
14 Feature in the park section
SkywayGreen CircleOpen MG/PP/P
Space WalkGreen CircleOpen
SunbeltGreen CircleOpen
AsteroidBlue SquareOpen
BetaBlue SquareOpen
Big DipperBlue SquareOpen
Galaxy WayBlue SquareOpen
Lower MeteorBlue SquareOpen
Lower North StarBlue SquareOpen
Lower RocketBlue SquareOpen MG/PP/P
Lower UniverseBlue SquareOpen
Morning StarBlue SquareOpen
Orions BeltBlue SquareOpen
Outer OrbitBlue SquareOpen
ShuttleBlue SquareOpen
Southern CrossBlue SquareOpen
SunsetBlue SquareOpen
Sunset WayBlue SquareOpen
Upper GalaxyBlue SquareOpen
Upper North StarBlue SquareOpen
Upper UniverseBlue SquareOpen
Ursa MinorBlue SquareOpen
ChallengerBlack DiamondOpen
Lower GalaxyBlack DiamondOpen
Upper MeteorBlack DiamondOpen
Upper RocketBlack DiamondOpen
CometDouble Black DiamondOpen
(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 ParkSmallOPENMG/PP/PNew Design (1/5/18):
Features: 14
T-Box, Butter Rail Combo, A-Frame Rail, Kink Box, Flat Down Flat Rail, T-Box, Mini Jump, Cannon Rail, Combo Jump 1, Combo Jump 2, Hip, Jump, Dog House, and
Rainbow Box
Top of Galaxy Rail GardenSmall/MediumCLOSED
Orion's Belt Family CrossSmall/MediumOPEN
Galaxy Terrain ParkMedium/LargeOPENMG/PP/PFeatures:
2 Jumps
Mid-Station Park-
Entrance on Lower Meteor
(below cut over)
(1/5/18): 5
Jump, Down Bar, C-Box, Up-Rail, and Wall Ride.

Morning Star Race ParkMediumCLOSED


AriesGreen CircleOpen-Groomed

Lighted Trail
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 8:30am-8pm

GeminiBlue SquareOpen-Ungroomed
Natural Snow/Natural Light

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.