Wiets Helle has lived and worked in five countries and skied in France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Japan and the US. She has skied 29 different resorts. She currently lives in New York City with her family where she runs a startup, Eatiquette, focused on software development to create food label transparency.
Originally from the flattest country on earth (The Netherlands), she used to ski only once a year in the Alps. Since marrying a huge ski fan and ex-high school racer and having ski-aged children, she and her family have turned into weekend warriors. Traveling to Catskills and beyond for races. Four out of her five family members have joined the race program at Belleayre and the fifth is learning to be a ski instructor.
Favorite Resort / Trail:
Portes du Soleil / Les Gets for its many cosy hillside restaurants; The backside of Mt Fort / Verbier for its great off-piste moguls...to name a few
2020-21 Season Goals:
When the kids are grown, I hop to make headway through the 50 top ski runs from POWDER by Patrick Thorne (4/50 accomplished)
Most Days in a Season:
Bellayre Resort Guide
Belleayre Mountain is the closest of the three resorts located in the Catskills Mountains (130 miles / 2.5 hours driving from New York City). We love Belleayre for learning to shred. The mountain gets high marks for snowmaking and grooming and it's very family friendly!