Save 17% and take advantage of direct to lift access when you buy your ticket online at least three days prior to your visit.
ADMISSION (ages 3+) – $10 per person (3+ days prior)
$12 per person (<3 days prior) CHILDREN (ages 2 & younger) – FREE GROUPS (15 or more)* – $9.50 per person
Once tickets are sold out online they are sold out. There is no walk-up ticket availability for sold out time slots.
Food service is available at the base of the mountain next to the Comet Express Lift and at the summit of the mountain.
Changes to the Fall Sky Ride operating procedure:
This year advance ticket purchase is required for Fall Sky Ride Admission. Admission to Sky Rides will be divided into 30-minute windows with a limited number of admissions per time period.
Bristol Mountain Executive Season Passholders must call (585) 374-6000 to reserve their complimentary Fall Sky Ride experience.
Please note: Admission is limited. We can’t guarantee availability during your desired time slot. Reserve early to avoid disappointment during peak times.
Enjoy the beautiful autumn colors of the Finger Lakes from the Comet Express chairlift to the summit of Bristol Mountain. This tranquil 15-20 minute ride is for people of all ages to experience the Bristol Hills and the valley below in all its splendor. On a clear day, a glimpse of Canandaigua Lake is visible from the summit.
Saturdays & Sundays
starting September 12th through the fall
(plus Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th)
12pm – 4pm
Red Hots (Hot Dogs), Italian Sausage, Chips and Queso, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Assorted Craft Beers
Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Assorted Baked Goods, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, Chili, Mac and Cheese
COVID-19 Operating Procedures
Face coverings or masks are required AT ALL TIMES when:
Loading & unloading the chairlift
On a paved or marked pathway
You are unable to maintain appropriate social distancing
Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your party at all times.
Only one rider per chair except for members of the same household/family unit.
Please practice good personal hygiene at all times. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
If you, or anyone in your group is experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Please check the CDC website for additional symptoms.
In order to ride the chairlift all passengers must have the ability to not only ride the chairlift but to also be evacuated from the chair and the terrain below. Passengers must be able to get on and off the chairlift without assistance.
There is a maximum of 4 per chair.
If you are unfamiliar with the use of the lift please ask the operator for instructions.
For the safety of your pet, no pets or service animals are allowed on the chairlift.
Visitors may ride the Comet Express from the summit to the base or hike down via recommended (marked) trails.
What to wear
Sturdy closed‐toed footwear is highly recommended. We recommend sneakers, hiking boots, or close toed shoes.
Do not load until instructed by the operator.
Check for loose clothing and equipment. Remove and carry backpacks in laps.
Wait for a chair to pass by and follow it out onto the deck to the red line where indicated.
Turn to watch for oncoming chair and sit in the chair.
Lower bar when clear of ramp.
All passengers must unload at the top and bottom.
Passengers will unload at the top of the lift and exit the ramp.
You may reload the chair at the direction of the lift attendant. Waiting period to reload may vary depending on traffic.
Children must sit independently (not being held or in a lap).
Children ages 2 and younger must be adequately secured by a car seat or front baby carrier provided by guest while riding the chairlift.
Children under 4 feet tall must be accompanied by an adult while riding the chairlift.
Morning Star View Point
Walk past Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures across the Halle Bop trail to the Morning Star Lift Terminal. Offers views south down the Bristol Valley.
Distance: .4 miles roundtrip from the Comet Express. Difficulty: Beginner. Level with one small moderate incline.
Rocket View Point
Hike down the Ursa Major trail, down a short distance on the Rocket Trail to the knoll overlook. The hike offers views north up the Bristol Valley and a glimpse of Canandaigua Lake.
Distance: .5 miles roundtrip from the Comet Express Difficulty: Intermediate/Expert.
Comet View Point
Hike down Haley’s Road to the top of the Comet Trail and the Comet Race Building. Views are east across the Bristol Valley and south down Haley’s Run across the Bristol Valley.
Distance: .35 miles roundtrip from the Comet Express Difficulty: Intermediate