2-3 inches of snow hits Bristol Mountain

November 09, 2018 09:19 PM

It was mainly a rain snow mix in Rochester on Friday.

But, in some of the higher elevations, there was a decent amount of snowfall. This includes Bristol Mountain.

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The two-three inches found on the mountain were getting people rather excited about the upcoming winter sports season. 

"People have been so excited today...been posting on our Facebook page. People have been very excited to see the photos and videos we have posted about the new snow today," said Drew Broderick, Bristol Mountain. 

But they will need a lot more natural and manmade snow before the slopes are ready to go. 

"So we got a lot of work ahead of us, but as soon as the temperatures are right for snow making, the snow making team is ready to go."

In fact, it takes 12 inches of snow to get one inch of groomed packed snow that is used to ski on.

With the help of cooler conditions and the massive snow making machines at Bristol, the ski season could be arriving sooner rather than later.   

Those snow machines are massive too, all the manmade snow produced at Bristol in one season could fill New Era Field 500 feet high.

Last year at this time, we were near the start of the season. It was a record early ski season starting on Nov.11. 

This year, however, we will not be seeing that.

For those who want to check out the slopes, there are events coming up at Bristol including the Blue Suspender Expedition on Nov. 23.

News10NBC will keep you posted on the winter weather conditions here in Rochester on-air and online all season long. 


Robert Speta

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