Belleayre

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Overall
3.4

A 2-3 hour drive from New York City, Belleayre has a good separation between lower and upper mountain for different skill levels. Overall the mountain is a good place for beginners and intermediates with not as challenging terrain as Hunter Mountain although more than enough to keep you entertained for a day or two. The facilities are a bit old but decent and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Belleayre vs
BelleayreBristol Mountain
beginner22 %32 %
intermediate58 %55 %
advanced10 %12 %
expert10 %1 %
total runs50 35
ski area171ac 138ac
summit elevation3,429ft 2,200ft
total lifts8 -
child lift ticketFree $52
adult lift ticket$68 $63
uncrowded
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snow
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back country
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value for money
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average total snowfall69″ -
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Belleayre Reviews

Good 3.8 / 5
based on 6 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!4 / 5May 02, 2018
Erik F. Erik F.
expert skier
Fun spot close to the city which is both good and bad. Great for a day trip. If you've got a weekend drive further north. Nice laid back ridge skiing perfect for the odd day off in the middle of the week. Top 500 vert of the ridge is a fun pitch, the remaining 800 -900 vert is less interesting run off.... More
Good!3.8 / 5Apr 25, 2018
Michael F. Michael F.
advanced skier
My weekend ski area Great people, Great Mountain for being so close to NYC Has a little of everything Great little race & freestyle program Also has a Killer Kids Camp They do good for what nature, gives them... More
Good!3.6 / 5Nov 17, 2017
JJack
advanced skier
Best family friendly resort less than 2 hours from NYC. State run facilities so there is not a lot to offer. They have a driveable mid mountain lodge. Advance, intermediate, and beginner trails are separated from each other. Lacking in facilities, separated skipled trails and the fact that 2 other mountains nearby male Belleayre the ideal place to... More
Average!3.3 / 5Nov 07, 2017
CSCharles S.
advanced skier
Belleayre is owned by New York state and is basically a day trip mountain located in the heart of the Catskills. It has about 1400 feet of vertical and a nice mix of trails with some decent blacks and nice blues. Great deals during the week and it holds the some nicely for the Catskills. This year they are installing a new top to bottom Gondola.... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 26, 2017
SKStephen K.
The absolute best in eastern tree skiing south of albany. When enough snow, and that's from xmas to end of season, any path to the bottom through the woods is uncrowded, challenging, heaven.
Average!3 / 5Oct 20, 2017
RTReed T.
It's a really cool mountain, especially for being so close to a bunch of cities, but unfortunately because of that it often gets pretty crowded. The accommodations are great but it's not really my favorite place to go.

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