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Belleayre ski area, Catskill Mountains, New York, Management Description

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 Belleayre ski area Management Says:
Every ski season Belleayre gets 8 feet of fluffy snow, and that keeps the trails well blanketed through the ski season. Belleayre Mountain is located off of State Route 28 in Highmount, NY, just hours from New York City. It was declared ''Forever Wild'' by the New York State Forest Preserve in 1885. In the 1940's skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts pressured politicians to develop Belleayre as a safe and fun mountain for
    families and extreme skiers and snowboarders alike. In 1947 bills were introduced allowing New York State to create Belleayre Mountain. Construction began in 1949 and Belleayre began its premier winter season with five trails, an
electrically powered rope tow, New York's first chairlift, a summit lodge, a temporary base lodge with a cafeteria and dirt floors and parking to accommodate 300 people. It would become the center for winter sports in the region and an economic catalyst for surrounding communities.

From the beginning, Belleayre was an immediate hit. Local residents still remember how skiers and snowboarders pitched tents outside the lodge to be first in line. Since the
first lifts were installed in 1949 each decade brought improvements and refinements. As business increased, Belleayre expanded. Twelve trails, three lifts and a new base lodge were added in the 1950's. Innovative snow making technology was introduced between the 1960's and 1970's. From 1985 through 1993, six million dollars was spent to upgrade machinery and equipment, assuring that Belleayre would maintain the quality and reputation of its important recreation program. From new lifts to new lodges to new trails, Belleayre strives to continually break new ground - and stay at the forefront of the ski industry - by successfully operating for over five decades with its extraordinary staff, state-of-the-art equipment and a constant vision of the future.

Belleayre now stands as a model in the ski industry. Its continued improvements allow it to be the Catskills' only Cat-Access skiing and snowboarding with a widened and improved halfpipe and Area 51 Terrain Park. Skier and snowboarders visits have grown from 70,000 in 1995 to more than 175,000 skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. With 47 trails, parks and glades, 8 lifts, including our new High Speed Quad, Belleayre Mountain has certainly evolved from humble, yet promising beginnings into an efficient and growing organization - perfection in progress. Snowsports enthusiasts do not have to forgo their love of mountain leisure today due to lack of time, travel hassles, or high resort prices. Belleayre answers these modern challenges with a nearby location and a financially manageable resort rates. Belleayre's proximity to the NYC metro region lets skiers and riders strapped for time and money pursue their passion without the stress that less convenient locations can sometimes bring. Make your winter vacation the fun, affordable and stress free time it should be by staying close to home and within your budget. Our goal is to bring you exceptional snow conditions with no glitz or glamour, fuss or frills. We invite you to get back to the heart of skiing and experience what we like to call ''Snow Therapy''.


Hotels Near Belleayre ski area, Catskill Mountains, New York

Margaretville Mtn Inn BB And V, Margaretville
10.2 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford
15.7 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham
20 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


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   40% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
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   25% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Hunter Mountain, New York , 20 miles away
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   40% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Holiday Mountain, New York , 27 miles away
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   30% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Mt. Peter, New York , 48 miles away
   400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   35% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 49 miles away
   1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
   42% Expert & Adv.
   37% Intermediate
   21% Beginner
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 49 miles away
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   47% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 50 miles away
   400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
   56% Expert & Adv.
   28% Intermediate
   14% Beginner
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away
   415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   60% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away
   650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   32% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Belleayre ski area:
Bush Kill River, Greene / Delaware County , 2 miles away, Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Vly Creek, Delaware / Greene County , 3 miles away, Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County , 4 miles away, Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
 Trails Near Belleayre ski area:
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 6 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 16 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 16 miles away
 National Parks Near Belleayre ski area:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 51 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 59 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Belleayre ski area:
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville , 8 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort Country, Margaretville , 9 miles away
The Meadows Golf Center, Margaretville , 9 miles away

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