PO Box 313, Highmount , NY (Driving Directions to Belleayre)
Last Updated: 10/22/2016 8:57 PM

Belleayre Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 11 Beginner
  • 29 Intermediate
  • 10 Advanced
Belleayre Mountain is a resort located in southeastern New York, with 8 lifts, 47 trails on 171 acres of land. The majority of the mountain has intermediate groomed cruisers, with 58%, and the other 40% is evenly split between black diamonds and easy runs. A large part of the mountain, 164 acres, is covered by snowmaking. Ski and snowboard instruction, ... a terrain park with half pipe, and snowcat access to backcountry skiing are also available. Belleayre is just hours from New York and thrived staying abreast of ski industry trends and improvements. Read more

Belleayre Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Belleayre Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 50

Weekend Hours


Belleayre Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

2,025 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,404 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,429 ft

Belleayre Ski Pictures and Photos

Belleayre Logo
Belleayre Trail Map

Belleayre Reviews & Tips (58)

I consider this my home mountain. I love it here! It's not the greatest destination (compared to VT), but the staff are friendly and helpful. I have two kids 5 & 8 and they are beginning to really progress. The lower half of the mountain is great as it is mostly for beginners, therefore, you keep the "bombers" away. The lifts down there are slow, but easy for kids to load onto. On the upper part of the mountain, Roaring Brook is a blue, but most beginners can easily navigate their way down it with a little confidence. It's a nice change up from the lower half when they get bored. I love the skier's left side of the mountain - Dot, Dreamcatcher (Bad Winter this year, not many glades), Peekamoose and a few others. One of my favorite things about Belle is that they allow some of the blue runs to get bumped up on one side so that you work on your mogul skills with a nice bailout, if necessary.
Belleayre review written Mar 02 2016 - 06:48 AM
CHProphet90 Advanced Skier
This was our 2nd trip to Belleayre from PA. We came on a Tuesday and there might have been 30 people on the whole mountain. With a family of 6, we were able to ski for $140!!! Thanks Liftopia!!! Don't expect tons of amenities here, though they do have a bar, high speed lift, easy parking, small ski shop and small cafeteria. Not a resort by any means, but a nice place to ski some intermediate cruisers and great trail skiing (when there's enough snow!). Worth a day trip 100%.
Belleayre review written Jan 28 2016 - 05:32 PM
Jason Advanced Skier
Great mountain so close to NYC. During the week they close lift 7, but you can transverse from Superchief to Tomahawk on cross trails if you scope them out.
Belleayre review written Mar 11 2015 - 02:08 PM
Mike Hakim Advanced Skier
Belleayre has some great long runs, especially for a mountain in the Catskills. And if you're an advanced skier, they have some great glades and bump runs. Definitely on par w Windham and Hunter, minus the crowds.
Belleayre review written Mar 03 2015 - 02:31 PM
Tom O'Brien Advanced Skier
This was my second visit to Belleayre; both times I enjoyed it. The layout is much like Windham; Nice wide trails too! I enjoy and need those. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful; the lift attendants are really good at keeping the lines moving. I will be back!
Belleayre review written Feb 23 2015 - 05:21 PM
Gwen Pritchett Intermediate Skier
We skied Saturday and the conditions were great! Cold weather kept the crowds away. I have been skiing B'air for years and never understood why they can not either grade the dirt off season or snow during the season so you do not need to cross country ski to the trail heads. Snowboarders beware!Seems so simple but maybe since it is State run and they cant figure out that you open earlier on the weekend and holidays.....and not 9AM......oh well! But still family favorite!
Belleayre review written Feb 16 2015 - 02:20 PM
Clayton Advanced Skier
Went Superbowl Sunday with my older girls, great time, short lines and the lodge was not too crowded which can be the case on a normal weekend. By 3:30 we were all tired. One quick beer and home before the 1st quarter was over. Longest line was just after lunch at the Main quad. It was all of 2 minutes. Generally ski right onto a chair. Snow was great as it had just snowed earlier in the week. Will definitely return.
Belleayre review written Feb 10 2015 - 07:04 PM
John C Advanced Skier
Nice mom and pop feel to the place. Very much a beginner mountain, the blues I tried were not challenging or steep and would be considered greens elsewhere. Still had a great time none-the-less and enjoyed the atmosphere. Only complaint is that both the main lodge and mid mountain lodge were over run with people's bags and clothing everywhere, made it hard to get around and find a place to sit for a minute.
Belleayre review written Feb 09 2015 - 03:09 PM
Mel Beginner Snowboarder
Mountain is a very easy mountain. Their blues could be considered greens elsewhere. Great for beginners! Very flat at top... very annoying for a snowboarder! :-( No cell service on Verizon wireless... not sure about other carriers! They do have public wifi which is a little skittish too!
Belleayre review written Feb 03 2015 - 02:20 PM
Joe Reis Advanced Snowboarder
Great time. Easy parking and access. No lines. Went during the week.
Belleayre review written Jan 23 2015 - 05:30 AM
Marty Advanced Skier
Went on a Sunday (1/11/15). No lines at any of the upper lifts. Worth the $49 lift ticket. Really efficient use of the lifts with the mid-mountain drop-off. Cell reception is not great so you might want to bring a 2-way radio or equivalent phone app.
Belleayre review written Jan 13 2015 - 08:20 PM
Larry Advanced Snowboarder
Went on 1/2/2015. Okay for man made snow- Conditions were skied out by 12:00 noon. Overall not bad for the begining of the year and no real snowt
Belleayre review written Jan 05 2015 - 07:32 AM
Augie Advanced Skier
We have had several great trips to Belleayre. The crew did a great job getting several trails open with mostly man made snow. The only real disappointment was in the lesson for our kids. We told the instructor that our kids can ski the blue slopes. Another mother said that her kids got on the chair lift only once in their life. They did not break up the groups and my kids did not learn anything in the lesson. They also could have opened up the second chair lift at the bottom of the mountain. We waited ten minutes to get on the lift around 11:15. Overall, we still had a great time.
Belleayre review written Jan 04 2015 - 06:14 PM
Ken Intermediate Skier
Just a tip for liftopia users if you have a 3rd and 4th grade ski for free coupon they do not want to honor it with an adult lift ticket purchased through liftopia you must buy a full price adult ticket from Belleayre. They were very nice and let me slide but not sure if I could get away with that again.
Belleayre review written Jan 01 2015 - 02:27 PM
Mike D Intermediate Skier
Excellent transitions from green to blues. Multiple lodges at mid and lower end of mountain spread out the crowd...if there are any.
Belleayre review written Dec 16 2014 - 02:52 PM
Billz Intermediate Skier
For best parking, park at the Tamahawk lift parking lot on the upper mountain and take the shuttle bus to the Overlook Lodge to purchase your tickets. To avoid the crowds on busy weekends, stay on the trails off of the Tamahawk lift.
Belleayre review written Mar 10 2014 - 02:11 PM
Johnny Intermediate Skier
Awesome experience last weekend at Belleayre. It was unseasonably warm (45-50) for mid February the 2 days we were on the mountain but the snow was still pretty good. Lower half of the mountain is perfect for beginners with several long, winding green and blue runs. Top half of the mountain is more advanced but still has plenty of runs with plenty of space. Lodge food was delicious and reasonably priced. Be sure to eat at the Peekamoose Restaurant if you're staying in the area, its not inexpensive but the food is outstanding and well worth it! I will definitely be back to Belleayre and the Peekamoose!
Belleayre review written Feb 26 2014 - 06:22 AM
Juan Intermediate Snowboarder
Very nice mountain. The trail at the top is really flat and you have to pole to the top of the trails. I like the fact that the beginners were at the lower mountain, separated from the intermediate and advanced trails at the upper half of the mountain. We were at Belleayre on February 15th when it snowed and the conditions were very soft. Later in the afternoon all the trails had moguls. Staff was friendly and helpful. The main lodge was packed at noon and it was tough to find a seat. Fortunately, people were willing to share tables. One complaint was that some groups "reserved tables" by placing table cloths or their stuff on the seats, which made the overcrowding even worse, I would go again.
Belleayre review written Feb 19 2014 - 10:33 PM
Chris Intermediate Skier
Went this past Sunday. Belleayre has perfect trails for beginners. I thought the lift lines and speed were not bad at all so not sure what some of the reviewers are talking about. I went with my 6 year old son and we had no problems on the lifts. I was a bit upset that they ran out of skiis and snowboard equipments as early as 10:30 in the morning. I went with a few other friends and they were unable to ski or snowboard because there were no more rentals and the line was ridiculous. Although a few of the guys at the rental area did help gather some equipment around 1PM. Also the Discovery Lodge area was so crowded, with people practically on top of each other. They also need to add more lockers. People's stuffs were everywhere! Other than that, great mountain and ski conditions. Would definitely go back. If you go on the weekend though, make sure you have your own equipment.
Belleayre review written Feb 18 2014 - 04:35 PM
ML Beginner Skier
Visited Bellayre this past weekend. Although the mountain was in excellent shape (well groomed trails, lodges/trails easily accessible) I had one stand out problem with the mountain, the lift operators. Specifically, the Superchief lift had extremely long lines all day. I found that the staff member organizing the lines for the lift was utilizing a haphazard, unorganized, and irrational method of mixing and matching two's, three's, and single riders. Especially after having visited Windham mountain on the same weekend (which had similar crowds, but much shorter lines at the lifts) the most significant difference was that Windham had a simple, organized method of loading the lifts, rotating one group from each line at a time...the system practically ran itself and did not depend on the whimsy of a single staff person. Overall, great mountain, but they really need to get a handle on properly training staff members to get those lines moving, it costs you too many runs throughout the course of a day.
Belleayre review written Feb 18 2014 - 02:36 PM
Tom Advanced Snowboarder
Good mountain to ski & board. Lodges are very good as well. We were there with another family on 2/15 - it was some of the best ski conditions I'ver ever had in NY, no crowds and great snow! My cautions are for families - the attendants at the lifts never slow down the lifts unless it's for ski school. After having a 6 year old fall off as they were getting on - and having her head hit, we asked that they slow down - but never did. My son almost fell off as well 2x, got caught up 2 more times and lost a ski. I witnessed other families having the same issue repeatedly throughout the day. These guys were terrible, no caution or care for safety. So end review, great for adults but would not recommend for children under 10.
Belleayre review written Feb 18 2014 - 08:05 AM
John Advanced Skier
First trip to Bellaire. Best snow I have skied in years they had just had 14 inches of fresh snow earlier in the week. My kids did great and received private lessons with Levan 2 days and he was great. Avoid Saturday...Friday was awesome and Sunday wasn't too bad. This a great family mountain. Liftopia tickets are great for one day trips but you do need to wait in line. For a 3 day pass it would have been 25.00 cheaper to get a voucher from the hotel we stayed at and purchase on mountain but for single day Liftopia was a great deal. We will definitely return!
Belleayre review written Feb 17 2014 - 08:09 PM
Dean Advanced Skier
I loved it. Weekdays and Sundays are best. The snow was great. This mountain is great for beginners because there is a separate area for beginners which is safer for everyone. It also has a great expert/intermediate area (Tomahawk) where intermediate skiers can get off the chair midway - again safer for everybodyl My 5 yr old spent a day in Kidscamp and loved it. Register early though. Group lessons are only available on the weekends. The beginner chair is slower and very user friendly. I would definitely go ski Belleayre again. Best mountain in the NJ/PA/NY area.
Belleayre review written Feb 12 2014 - 08:48 PM
Bridget Advanced Skier
1/30/13 never been - pleasantly surprised - great snow conditions, better than some of the vermont resorts - pretty much the entire mountain open except for trails w/out snow guns - looking forward to bringing my beginner/intermediate friends back - weekdays BEST - can't imagine what madness it must be on weekends - overall, a nice cruiser day.
Belleayre review written Feb 02 2014 - 08:20 AM
A Advanced Skier
My wife and I went up on last Thursday. It was well groomed and empty! Use the Tomahawk Chair, it was great, no waiting. Although the mogul runs had snow, we stayed off them and did the steeper runs which had plenty of snow. Overall we rated it as overall good Eastern conditions. Some runs were closed and being groomed for the weekend. Also, they were making snow on runs during the day, but that did not cause any inconvenience. The temps were perfect, low to upper teens, sunny and no wind. It was a relaxing and beautiful 1st day of the season for us both. Lodge was not crowded, people and staff were all pretty friendly. We will go back soon as they get more natural snow.
Belleayre review written Feb 01 2014 - 04:39 PM
Larry Edlavitch Advanced Skier
Great mtn never there before. Worth the trip. a lot of traversing on the board, but since there are no crowds it wasn't as much of a hassle. Good snow that day, I would go again.
Belleayre review written Jan 30 2014 - 07:39 AM
Frank Advanced Snowboarder
Mountain was EMPTY and conditions (grooming and coverage) were excellent. All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. This is a great place for beginners, however the advanced crowd may be left yearning for more. WAY too much traversing. That combined with lift 7 not turning that day and the painfully slow tomahawk lift, left me feeling like I should have gotten in way more runs than I did, considering how empty it was. If you're going during the week be sure and bring your own lunch as the culinary offerings leave much to be desired. Tough to choose between the old soggy cheeseburger that had been sitting around waiting for who knows how long to be put back on the grill, or the previously prepared turkey sandwich that was clearly at least a week old. All in all, with the liftopia discount, a good value.
Belleayre review written Jan 25 2014 - 06:23 PM
Scott A. Advanced Snowboarder
No tip just wanted to say what a GREAT mountain Belleayre is. Went on MLK and the lifts were fast and the workers got people though the lines fast Would def recommend to other people.
Belleayre review written Jan 22 2014 - 04:30 PM
jay Advanced Skier
Always good conditions (they really do get a lot of snow), but be aware that the lower lodge is undergoing bathroom renovations, and those conditions were "stinky". Also, if using the 4th Graders "I Ski NY" coupons, make sure you're purchasing a full price adult ticket at same time, otherwise the ski 4 free coupon will not be honored. Looking forward to getting there again before end of season!
Belleayre review written Jan 22 2014 - 02:11 PM
MaryZ Intermediate Snowboarder
Its MLK weekend. Why fight crowds at other places, when you can ski at Belleayre? Conditions today (1/18/14) were better than expected, with a light snow continually falling all day making some great carving on the sides of most hills and some good snow all around to sink into and enjoy. While the rain has done some damage to all area resorts/mtns, conditions today were better than just favorable. Best kept secret? Ski the west side off the Tomahawk lift and Dot Nebel. When conditions are good, you can't beat this. Overall, Belleayre Mtn, is a great place to learn. There are truly some excellent instructors here for boarding and skiing. Take a group or private lesson. You can make friends here and have an awesome day, whether you're on a groomed trail, in the park, or a glade. There is something for everyone here, from the beginner skier on the lower mtn, to the intermediate and advanced skiers on the upper. My faves? Dot Nebel, Belleayre Run. For a scenic view, take Deer Run from top to bottom off the Tomahawk lift. Accessible for the intermediate skier. You can jet over to Tomahawk going up Lift 7 mid station and cutting over to the tomahawk lift. Follow the signs. 3 decent lifts, from the high speed quad (super chief) to lift 7(triple) and tomahawk to get to the trails. Snowmaking has gotten better each year, and in 2014, they are really keeping it up to ensure even with this wacky weather, that there will be snow on the mountain. Definitely check this out. You won't be disappointed.
Belleayre review written Jan 18 2014 - 10:04 PM
J Advanced Skier
take a lesson and go as often as u can
Belleayre review written Nov 26 2013 - 10:13 PM
Mo Advanced Snowboarder
Had three really superb days at Bellayre. Late March and the conditions were peak conditions. Personally think this is one of the only places before you get to Vermont or NY where you will get quality, consistent snow. The trails were diverse and separate mountain for learners. My son enjoyed the nursery program and plan to get him started in the ski school when he is old enough. I like the fact I can ski a mountain and get a similar feeling if I can't make the trek to Vermont. Very natural resort, which I like. The amenities are fairly low-key if that is a big thing for you really not your place. I personally like the log cabin "rustic" type of ski lodge. Only complaint the lifts on some of the mountain are really slow.
Belleayre review written Mar 31 2013 - 10:25 PM
Severy Advanced Skier
LOVE Belleayre, took my kids (9, and 5) for the first time. I highly recommend the kids camp program. It was amazing!!!! Friendly staff, fun environment,and kids were skiing way above and beyond my expectations after only 2 days. Thanks to the Belleayre kids camp program I now have 2 kids who are eagerly anticipating their next trip back to Belleayre, Best mountain for kids to learn how to ski or snowboard. We love Belleayre!
Belleayre review written Mar 26 2013 - 05:09 PM
Diana Advanced Skier
Belleayre's slopes have great snow even when you think they wouldn't, we had a great day last weekend and planning on going again next weekend, especially as I see snow in the forecast this week too. The slopes are not at all crowded as I think people don't realize it's still open. The views are beautiful and it's a veru fun day of skiing. We love the local restaurants too, especially THE BACKROOM in Andes, great food and very inexpensive, plus only a short drive away.
Belleayre review written Mar 18 2013 - 03:55 PM
John Advanced Skier
I'm on my 50th year of skiing. Nothing like a week day on the mountain. We had the slopes to ourselves. The grooming at Belleayre is unsurpassed.
Belleayre review written Mar 14 2013 - 09:11 AM
Ken Advanced Skier
Had a great day of family skiing this past Sunday. Enough terrain for both experts, beginners, and everyone in-between. Temperatures in high 40s even 50 but still plenty of snow left from the Friday storm (12"). There were some bare patches of brown but only on some of the expert runs, i.e. glades & bumps. Doesn't look like making snow is a priority here though. Very friendly staff. Not crowded at at all considering it had just snowed, it was the weekend, and the weather was gorgeous. They should replace one of the upper mountain lifts with a faster one, it would make a world of difference. If the lines had been longer, our experience would have been different, but for whatever reason, most people go to Hunter or Windham. We are definitely coming back here! In addition to the tip of parking at the mid-lodge if you are not a beginner or don't need to rent equipment, if you are planning on exploring the trails towards the Tomahawk lift, don't plan on trekking there from the top of either the Super Chief Lift or Lift No. 7; it's an uphill journey. Just keep skiing down and heading to your left. The trail map was not very helpful about that. Read about the high food prices so we brought our own and simply left our bag hanging on a peg in the lower lodge. No problems there. Lodge food is always expensive for what you're paying for so plan ahead.
Belleayre review written Mar 12 2013 - 02:58 PM
JSL Advanced Skier
My daughter is 9 years old and we go skiing a couple of times during the season but not on a weekday. This past Thursday, she a half day at school so I decided to take the full day and get there early with the Liftopia discount, it was a bargain. If you have a beginner, the instructors are exceptional. I felt like the mountain was personally being rented by me like in the lottery commercial. It started to snow by noon. What a beautiful day!
Belleayre review written Mar 09 2013 - 02:22 PM
John Intermediate Skier
It was a great day spent with my Brother-Inlaw.. the slopes were fast and clean. Recommend Bellearye to anyone that is a beginner or avid skier.
Belleayre review written Mar 05 2013 - 02:06 PM
NuaN Beginner Skier
The mountain is split up nicely, beginners can stay between the middle and bottom lodges. There is plenty of challenging terrain. My wife and son have taken lessons there and loved it. The ticket price was reasonable, but to eat there will make you broke. A great family mountain.
Belleayre review written Mar 04 2013 - 05:12 PM
Butch Intermediate Skier
I have 3 kids and when we stopped for lunch it cost me a small fortune. Chicken fingers a Milky Way and a drink was $16.50. The food is way over priced. My tip is to pack some sandwiches. As far as the skiing goes, the mountain could not be better for a family. Friendly staff and good skiing.
Belleayre review written Mar 03 2013 - 04:32 PM
Todd Intermediate Skier
Book a private lesson! I was heading up by myself on Saturday (friend got sick) and I'm still fairly new to skiing so I booked a private 2hr lesson with John. It was a lot cheaper than other mountains and John was fantastic! He totally helped me get more comfortable and even took me on a blue trail. I now can say I ski the blues. :) As for the mountain, there are never major lines, the terrain was packed powder with very few spots that were icy. Overall, a great quiet, family friendly mountain just 2 hours from the city.
Belleayre review written Feb 26 2013 - 03:59 PM
debbaper Beginner Skier
Belleayre is a fine family destination for skiing. As stated in other reviews, the lower lodge area is for beginners and rentals. In addition, Belleayre has a wonderful Kids Camp option. Great for kids learning to ski with parents wanting to ski! Definitely a great value and fine place to ski. I think that the food is underrated, not bad for a ski lodge and not overpriced.
Belleayre review written Feb 17 2013 - 02:09 PM
El Terrifico Advanced Skier
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Belleayre review written Feb 15 2013 - 02:59 PM
H Advanced Skier
I love Belleayre and gave been skiing there for the past 25 years. But it gets VERY icy and they dont have enough grooming machines or manpower to grind it up and make the snow soft or packed powder.
Belleayre review written Feb 14 2013 - 08:30 PM
Lloyd M Advanced Skier
If you buy your tickets on Liftopia you still have to stand on the long line outside to get your lift ticket. There is no will call window and they won't take you at customer service. Then when you get to the front of the line, they'll tell you the scanner is not working and you'll have to go inside after waiting on line for 20+ minutes. Quite frustrating.
Belleayre review written Feb 13 2013 - 12:10 PM
Kerrie Intermediate Snowboarder
Great day trip from NYC. Nice lodge great grooming and fast quad. Good intermediate runs :)
Belleayre review written Feb 09 2013 - 03:03 PM
H Advanced Skier
Awesome spot to bring the kids. Jimmy's for rental equipment is def the way to go. In and out quickly. The deals from liftopia are unbeatable. Great day!
Belleayre review written Feb 05 2013 - 08:16 AM
Eileen Intermediate Skier
If your with someone who has to rent equipment, park on the bottom. If you are all advanced skier/snowboarders, park on the upper level. Tons of ice the day we went.
Belleayre review written Feb 04 2013 - 04:44 PM
Wadestock Advanced Snowboarder
Wow. What a nice trip to the Belle. The kids did not have school as it was a staff development day, so six of us, two dads and our four kids traveled through several inches of snow and one hour and forty minutes car ride to get there. Normal lift tickets are $47 for adults but during our trip it was their winterfest week and they were offering $30 tickets BUT we got ours on liftopia for $23.50. Thank you for the deal and the opportunity to ski a nice mountain. The conditions were great with many trails open for all levels within our party of six. The layout of the mountain was unique with the multiple lodges, and configuration of the greens, blues and black slopes. The mountain was not busy or overly crowded. The staff was very helpful, talkative and thankful that we were there. No problem with the liftopia tickets at all and the whole process from finding, purchasing, redeeming, and skiing the mountain was so easy. Some have commented about long lines, slow lifts, and even rude people, but we did not experience any of this at all. Some folks might be spoiled with their bigger mountain lifts and so forth, but we are used to some smaller mountains in central new york and we enjoyed the lifts at the Belle. We will be back, as it was such an enjoyable day in the Catskills.
Belleayre review written Jan 30 2013 - 07:59 PM
Ja3 Intermediate Skier
Good mountain. Too bad a couple of the trails were closed when we went on the Saturday MLK w/e. The lines to the Super Chief lift were especially long. I spent most of my time waiting on line than on the trails. Overall good, easy mountain to ride. Definitely get there early when the lifts are opened so not to deal with the crowds at the lift lines.
Belleayre review written Jan 21 2013 - 05:15 PM
Wally Intermediate Snowboarder
I have never skied Bellaire before, but 3 of us decided to do a 2-day trip to NY. Our second day, NY was expecting some snow. We hit the mountain on a perfect conditioned day! For the Springlike weather and rain we recently received, the mountain was in great shape and open enough to get a variety of terrain. I really enjoyed the diamonds and double was a great day of fun. It allowed my friends to ski blues and I ski the blacks and meet up at the end of the trail to ride up the lift together. I was not bored and ready for another run...each time was a different experience with the constant fresh powder coming down. I highly recommend this mountain and I will definitely go back again!
Belleayre review written Jan 18 2013 - 02:14 PM
Wendy B. Advanced Skier
If you have never been you should know that Belleayre features two parking lots. The lower lot is for the beginner area and the upper lot is for the intermediate and above. All rentals are done in the lower beginner area. The upper area features a high-speed quad which allows for tons of runs!
Belleayre review written Jan 14 2013 - 01:04 PM
El Fuego Advanced Skier
This mountain has a perfect area for beginner-intermediate learning. It is isolated from the rest of the mountain and offers long groomed green runs plus a few blues. Up top is a variety of terrain, including entertaining moguls of different sizes on blue, black, and double black trails, perfect for a strong intermediate skier! No snow in the forecast, but snow showers fell on the mountain all afternoon anyway. Almost no ice on any of the trails .Lodge is kind of lame, food so-so, but the mountain is fun and the snow conditions above average. On the downside, the ski school advertised that if 3+ skiers signed up for a group lesson, the lesson would run 1 1/2 hours. But this was not the case, they stopped at one hour even with a large group.
Belleayre review written Jan 01 2013 - 06:42 PM
Sue Intermediate Skier
Good mountain, plenty of challenging trails. Never a wait at the upper lifts. DEFINITELY worth the $30 lift tix I got from Liftopia! My tip: if your an expert skier/ snowboarder, drive to the upper parking lot
Belleayre review written Dec 31 2012 - 09:56 AM
Bigol Advanced Skier
Belleayre is a great mountain to take advantage of when different levels of skiers go to the mountain together. Lower mountan has beginners terrain thats more than just a bunny slope, while others in the family can hit the upper mountain and glades. Then later you can all meet up and ski easy groomers together.
Belleayre review written Dec 30 2012 - 11:03 AM
Gunny Advanced Skier
This is my favorite family mountain. Some of us ski and some board. Everyone has a great time.
Belleayre review written Dec 27 2012 - 05:53 PM
allen Intermediate Skier
Belleayre is still one of my favorite places. They are in the perfect spot to get lots of snow. Hunter Mountain is just a few miles away, but Belleayre seems to always double what they get in just natural snow every year.
Belleayre review written Dec 27 2012 - 08:21 AM
matt Advanced Snowboarder
I think that the mountain was built in an ideal place because this winter was very mild and they still got 42 of 55 trails open at the most (they get a lot of snow).
Belleayre review written Apr 06 2012 - 04:45 AM
skier Intermediate Skier

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