Skiers and snowboarders excited to return to Bristol Mountain

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SOUTH BRISTOL, NY – Despite the warmer weather the Finger Lakes region experienced towards the end of 2021, Bristol Mountain has opened for its 57th season.

“I missed it all summer,” said Victor’s Trevor Jacobs. “I was really waiting to come back here.”

“I’m really excited to be back skiing and snowboarding,” said Ethan Coleman of Newark. “I am delighted to progress, to learn new tricks and to have fun.”

It’s also a family affair for Steven Schulz.

“My son has been coming here and skiing since he was 2,” said Schulz. “He is now 9 years old and is part of the freestyle ski team. He makes brigades every year and really enjoyed it and we love skiing as a family. My wife and I usually ski with our friends and always do. a good day to ski. “

Bristol Mountain vice-chairman Steven Fuller has said opening weekend is what he and his team live for. He also adds that the warmer weather that the Finger Lakes region has experienced this winter will not be a problem for the ski resort.

“Even though the temperatures were pretty marginal, our mountain operations team was able to put a lot of snow on the mountain,” Fuller said. “We’re going to see warmer weather coming this next week, but we don’t expect to lose a lot of snow. So for now, we will be open from 9 am to 4 pm daily and as we go. as we do more snow and open more trails, we can also open the night season. “

While Coleman aims to improve as a snowboarder this year, his favorite part of coming to Bristol Mountain has nothing to do with it.

“I think it’s a great community,” Coleman said. “It’s a smaller mountain, so when I come here I know almost everyone and it’s just good to be with my friends.”

Schulz also plans to hit the slopes often this winter.

“Usually here every weekend,” Schulz said. “My son is on the freestyle team and he trains at least a few times a week and sometimes we’re here a day or two so I’m hoping for two to three days a week.”

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