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Terrain Parks - Belleayre Mountain 

Rider's Guide

The mountain stretches over more than 170 acres, contains 50+ runs, has 5 glades, and the only cat-access skiing in New York state. There is 98% snowmaking ability, so snow conditions will be optimal even when the whether is not. In fact, Belleayre has spent the last 60 years evolving from a humble, isolated wilderness ski area into a state-of-the-art facility for snowboarders and freestyle skiers of all ages and ability levels. Belleayre’s Learning Circle is available to teach students the basics of skiing or riding, including park riding.

Parks and Pipes

There are several terrain park areas at Belleayre. There is a progression park that starts small and ends large. It has plenty of natural and manmade features for all ability levels including boxes, jibs and jumps. There is also a large quarter-pipe at the resort best for intermediate and experienced park riders. Additionally, Belleayre houses a rail garden for riders looking to brush up on skills or learn some new ones.

Out of Bounds

The Catskills is an area replete with fun winter activities. Several resorts nearby boast tubing parks, there is ice skating, sleigh rides, hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. In Cooperstown baseball buffs should head to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rabid soccer fans will want to visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame in nearby Oneonta, New York.

Hangout & Hookup

There are no condominiums or hotels along the slopes and no strip development up to the base lodge. Since it is owned and maintained by New York State, development in the area is kept to a bare minimum. The lack of development is a huge advantage for guests wanting a pure mountain experience. The downside of little development is the distinct lack of nightlife which is essentially non-existent at Belleayre. There is one cocktail lounge in the main lodge and a bar or two in Highmount where Belleayre is located. There are a few lodging accommodations such as some cozy bed and breakfasts and a few small, comfortable hotels, however, that's about it. Check out ski and stay packages in the area for additional savings.

The Deal

Getting to Belleayre is easy. The resort is located near both Albany, NY and New York City. There are a variety of shuttles that pick guests up from several points in New York City, New Jersey and in Long Island. The resort is easily accessible by car off of Route 28 in Highmount, New York.