Snowy slopes arrive at Bristol Mountain

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CANANDAIGUA, NY – It’s starting to feel like winter outside, and for a lot of people that means it’s ski and snowboard season.

For those planning to visit Bristol Mountain, expect a few changes.

One of these new changes is the new technology on the elevators. It allows customers to leave their ski pass in a jacket pocket, allowing them to hit the slopes faster.

“These antennas will actually read the pass,” Bristol Mountain vice president Steven Fuller said. “So as the skiers and snowboarders go up, he’ll read the pass in the jacket and the doors will open. “

Passes can also be recharged at home, reducing queues at the counters. This is something staff have been working to do during the pandemic.

Snow is not the only thing made on the mountain. A new experience center will open later this season. It is a one-stop-shop for people who want to learn to ski or snowboard.

“They come and have the equipment there,” Fuller said. “You can meet your instructor and go straight to the beginners area.”

The tracks are not yet ready for people; snow cannons can only make snow on the top half of the mountain at this time. But the staff are optimistic, the season may start soon with the cold weather persisting

“This time of year we’re all excited,” Fuller said. “Not just the guests, but the staff as well. There is a lot of excitement, a lot of buzz in the atmosphere.

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