Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Canandaigua, NY. We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Bristol Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Bristol Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.

Bristol Mountain Lodging:

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Bristol Mountain has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Bristol Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 138 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 56 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
138(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,200 feet, or 671 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,200 feet (366 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Bristol Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,200'(671 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,200'(366 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,000'(305 m)

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
36.5out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Bristol Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Bristol Mountain has 138 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Bristol Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 32% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 68%.
32%(44 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(69 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
18%(25 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Bristol Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Bristol Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Location

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Canandaigua, NY.

Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.74400, -77.41700

Getting to Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bristol Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.74400, -77.41700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Canandaigua, NY to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.

Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY68 mi
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY71 mi
Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON129 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bristol Mountain.

Greater Rochester International AirportROCRochester, NY29 mi
Elmira Corning Regional AirportELMElmira/Corning, NY48 mi
Ithaca Tompkins Regional AirportITHIthaca, NY52 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SwainSwain, NY1,970 ft37%29 mi
BrantlingSodus, NY850 ft32%34 mi
CortinaBaldwinsville, NY2,650 ft23%63 mi
Song MountainTully, NY1,940 ft23%63 mi
Kissing BridgeGlenwood, NY1,750 ft34%63 mi
Labrador MountainTruxton, NY1,825 ft37%70 mi
Holiday ValleyEllicottville, NY2,250 ft38%72 mi
HoliMontEllicottville, NY2,260 ft42%73 mi
ToggenburgFabius, NY1,780 ft37%74 mi
Ski SawmillMorris, PA2,215 ft35%85 mi
Batawa Ski HillBatawa, ON262 ft38%99 mi

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,200 ft
Base Elevation1,000 ft
Vertical Drop1,200 ft
(32% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  18% Expert)
Skiable Acres138
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Bristol Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats