CANANDAIGUA, New York (January 30, 2020) –

The snowmaking crew from Bristol Mountain, N.Y., emerged as the winner in this year’s HKD Snowmakers and Ski Area Management Magazine “I AM a Snowmaker” nationwide contest. The seven finalists in the 2020 I AM a Snowmaker contest were: Aspen Snowmass, Colo.; Bristol Mountain, N.Y.; Eaglecrest Ski Area, Alaska; Gunstock, N.H.; Hunter Mountain, N.Y.; Killington Resort, Vt.; and Pats Peak, N.H. Each snowmaking crew created a compelling storytelling video for the contest, and the public voted for their favorite.

“The I AM a Snowmaker contest this year was inspirational to watch and we thank all of the participants for their hard work,” said HKD President Charles Santry. “Each of the seven resorts put together high-quality videos with outstanding snowmaking footage and hands-on, grassroots interviews of their teams. Each displayed the teamwork, care and dedication that goes into providing the best possible skiing surface for their customers. As a result, the interest in I AM was high, and a record number of votes were cast. We are honored to congratulate the Bristol Mountain crew as the winner!”

The Bristol crew will receive a break-room makeover prize from contest sponsor HKD Snowmakers and industry recognition for their dedication to and passion for the art of snowmaking.

“We were honored to be nominated this year in a list of iconic snowmaking teams,” said Bristol President and General Manager, Dan Fuller. “We’re so lucky to have jobs in an industry that we love. Thank you to SAM and HKD Snowmakers for all the hard work. It’s an incredible way to highlight the people behind our industry. We also want to extend a thank you to all our employees, season passholders, guests, friends, and family members who voted for our team. We were touched by the number of people who pulled us all aside and let us know that they were voting religiously every day.”

Today marks the 64th day of operation for the 2019-2020 season at Bristol Mountain, the first ski area in New York State to open for the season. Bristol’s expansive snowmaking capacity covers 100% of its terrain providing consistent conditions for outdoor fun all winter long.