Bristol Mountain 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 ticket 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 work with Bristol Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bristol Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Bristol Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bristol Mountain 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, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Bristol Mountain's slopes see on average 130 inches (3.3 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Bristol Mountain Elevation
Bristol Mountain 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.
Bristol Mountain Difficulty Level
37.8out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 32% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 68%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 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 Location
Bristol Mountain is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Canandaigua, NY.
Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA
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Getting to Bristol Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bristol Mountain), 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.
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||68 mi|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||71 mi|
|Lester B. Pearson International Airport||YYZ||Toronto, ON||129 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 Airport||ROC||Rochester, NY||29 mi|
|Elmira Corning Regional Airport||ELM||Elmira/Corning, NY||48 mi|
|Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport||ITH||Ithaca, NY||52 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bristol Mountain, 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.
|Swain||Swain, NY||1,970 ft||38%||29 mi|
|Brantling Ski & Snowboard Center||Sodus, NY||850 ft||34%||34 mi|
|Cortina||Baldwinsville, NY||2,650 ft||24%||63 mi|
|Song Mountain||Tully, NY||1,940 ft||23%||63 mi|
|Kissing Bridge||Glenwood, NY||1,750 ft||35%||63 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||39%||70 mi|
|Holiday Valley||Ellicottville, NY||2,250 ft||39%||72 mi|
|HoliMont||Ellicottville, NY||2,260 ft||43%||73 mi|
|Toggenburg||Fabius, NY||1,780 ft||39%||74 mi|
|Ski Sawmill||Morris, PA||2,215 ft||37%||85 mi|
|Batawa Ski Hill||Batawa, ON||262 ft||39%||99 mi|
Bristol Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,200 ft|
(32% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 18% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||130 inches|