BELLEAYRE RESORT GUIDE
Belleayre Mountain Resort Overview
Belleayre Mountain is the closest of the three resorts located in the Catskills Mountains (130 miles / 2.5 hours driving from New York City). Operated by The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) since 2012, Belleayre is also less commercially developed than its neighbors. The good news is that the state began a $9.1mm investment in the mountain at the start of the 2018-19 season and has made significant improvements with a new gondola, lifts and lodges.
We love Belleayre for learning to shred. The season long programs are outstanding and the fast track, learn-to-ski programs are helpful. The terrain variety is solid, particularly in light of the mountain's smaller size (175 acres) and even includes some off-piste trails through the trees. On-mountain dining is available at two lodges, Discovery and Overlook, the latter also has a pleasant bar. The mountain gets high marks for snowmaking and grooming. The surrounding towns have a smattering of excellent restaurants but don't expect a thriving après ski vibe. It's very family friendly!
Snow-Making & Grooming
On Mountain Dining
Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain