Snow creates booming business for Bristol Mountain

Posted at: 12/27/2012 9:29 PM
Updated at: 12/27/2012 11:15 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

While most of us spent the day trudging through the snow and digging out our cars there were hundreds at Bristol Mountain enjoying the weather.

"We just got pounded," says Tom Deiure, of Irondequoit. "So we'd figured we'd come out."

Deiure's group wasn't alone. Bristol Mountain got about 16 inches of snow overnight and a lot of people thought this would be the perfect place to spend the day.

"It's been crazy today," says Drew Broderick with Bristol Mountain. "There were people lined up over an hour before we even opened this morning. Just so excited about getting on the slopes. It's been a high-charged energy all day long."

Some people like Kathleen Alvord and her family are from just a few miles up the road in Canandaigua.

"Over the holiday break we thought we'd take the kids out skiing," says Alvord. "The snow was excellent."

Others are from much further away, like Kaytlyn Plummer who is up from Georgia visiting family.

"You don't get a chance to go skiing in the south," says Plummer. "While I'm up here I might as well give it a try."

Bristol Mountain says despite the snow the area got overnight, they still need to make the white stuff to keep the slopes in the best condition possible. But employees and snow lovers say the snow storm Wednesday night was a welcome addition.

"This is great for Rochester," says Deiure. "We don't usually see this much snow. It's great when we get hit big, so this will be a fun night."

For conditions and a list of open trails, you go to their website by clicking here.