TEAM CHINA IS THE FIRST TEAM TO TRAIN AT BRISTOL MOUNTAIN'S FREESTYLE AERIAL TRAINING FACILITY

December 27, 2018

TEAM CHINA IS THE FIRST TEAM TO TRAIN AT BRISTOL MOUNTAIN'S FREESTYLE AERIAL TRAINING FACILITY

Canandaigua, NY (December 26, 2018) This winter Bristol Mountain is hosting world class athletes from the National Team of China as they train for the upcoming FIS Word Cup Freestyle Aerial competition in Lake Placid, to be held on Saturday, January 19th. These elite athletes from China are among the best in the world, including the Silver Medalist From the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Xu Mengtao

It has been fifteen years since a new Freestyle Aerial Training Facility has opened in the United States. Bristol Mountain broke ground in July on Challenger Trail, the new location for only the third Freestyle Aerials Training site in the United States. Other aerial training sites include The Utah Olympic Park in Park City and the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid.

Construction of this project involved reshaping the terrain on Challenger and adding 38 new low energy use HKD snow guns from the base to the top of this trail. Bristol Mountain management collaborated with the Freestyle Aerial coaching staff from the US Ski and Snowboard Team throughout the summer on this project which culminated in an onsite visit by these coaches. Future improvements will include a permanent building where competitions judges and coaches can view the site and fixed lighting.

Local media representatives are welcome to attend and video and or take photos at a training session on Thursday, December 27th from 10:30am-11:30am. Bristol Mountain Vice President, Steven Fuller, who has been involved with the project from its inception, will be on hand to answer questions at the training site. Training sessions are considered private. Dates for future public spectating training sessions will be published at a later date by Bristol Mountain.

As weather does change, please call 585-374-1125 on Thursday, December 27th, before sending media representatives to view the training session. The view area will be at the base of Challenger trail. Hiking style boots and outer wear are highly recommended.

Aerial Jump Site Specifications:

Inrun – 87M in length, 25 degree pitch

Table – 27M in length, 0 degree pitch

Landing – 30M in length, 37 degree pitch Width – 30M Jumps – Bristol will build jump blocks large enough to build 1 single, and up to 2 doubles and 2 triples.

About Bristol Mountain:

Bristol Mountain is the premier ski resort in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York that offers 1200' of vertical, 2 high speed quads, and state-of-the-art snowmaking. Views from the summit and the 35 slopes and trails are breathtaking and provide a variety of inclines for every skier and snowboarder from beginner to expert. During our night operating season, 96% of our trails have lighting. To assure our skiers and snowboarders of the best possible snow conditions, Bristol Mountain's state-of-the-art snowmaking system covers 100% of the terrain. 2017 Freestyle Aerials World Champion Jon Lillis, World Cup winner Chris Lillis, 2015 Freestyle Aerials Jr World Champion Harrison Smith and current US Aerials Ski Team member Patrick O'Flynn all learned how to ski and jump at Bristol Mountain. www.bristolmountain.com