Lifts and Lights

Bristol Mountain is serviced by a total of six lifts, two of which are high-speed detachable quads, one fixed grip quad, one fixed grip triple, one fixed grip double chair, and a Magic Carpet conveyor lift.

Our newest lift, the Galaxy Express high-speed detachable quad, manufactured by Dopplemayr CTEC, was installed in 2009 in the Galaxy area. This is a full mountain lift that allows skiers and snowboarders to access intermediate to advanced level terrain and transports passengers at a rate of 2,000 per hour to the summit in little over four minutes.

The Comet Express high-speed detachable, manufactured by Doppelmayer CTEC, was installed at the base of Lower Rocket in 1999. The Comet Express is a full mountain lift servicing green, blue, black, and double black terrain and transports guests at the rate of 2,000 passengers per hour to the summit in little over four minutes.

The Lunar Launch conveyor lift was installed in 2008 and services our beginner’s area, the Launching Pad, located at the base of the mountain. This Magic Carpet rises 60 feet and comfortably transports skiers and snowboarders to the top of the Launching Pad slope at a rate of 1,500 passengers per hour.

The Morning Star fixed grip quad, manufactured by Garaventa CTEC, is a mid-mountain lift, which was installed on the Morning Star slope in 2000. This lift services the beginner to intermediate terrain located on the southern, upper-portion of the mountain. The Morning Star lift also offers a great view of the Morning Star Terrain Park and Half Pipe. This lift has a vertical rise of approximately 600 feet, and an hourly capacity of 2,000 passengers with an eight minute ride.

The Rocket fixed grip triple, a CTEC lift, provides access from Lower Rocket to the summit in approximately 12 minutes. The Rocket Triple is a full mountain lift with an hourly capacity of 1,800 passengers. Skiers and snowboarders may access intermediate to advanced level terrain from this lift.

The Sunset fixed grip double was reinstalled and refurbished by CTEC in 1992. This lift is located at the base of the mountain rising just under 400 feet to the top of the Sunset slope. The Sunset lift services beginner terrain at an uphill capacity of 1,200 passengers per hour.


From mid-December through mid-March, the sky over Bristol Mountain is illuminated with more than 350 high-pressure sodium lights to provide night skiing and snowboarding, from 4-10 pm, on 96% of our slopes (there are no lights on Quantum Leap or Challenger). Our mountain staff maintains the integrity of the lights for the safety and enjoyment of our nightly guests who join us after their school or work day ends.