Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 07 2007 - 12:50 PM

HIGHMOUNT, New York — Belleayre Mountain is proud to announce the names of the first inductees to the newly formed Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame. Those chosen will be honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Belleayre Mountain*s Overlook Lodge on Friday, March 30, 2007.

Recognizing the contribution that Belleayre Mountain has made to the State of New York, the local community and the environment, Belleayre Mountain has received accolades in many areas. But no mountain can be as successful as Belleayre without the great achievements of dedicated individuals. This year, the staff of Belleayre Mountain has chosen five individuals and one outstanding couple as the first inductees into the Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame. Future inductees will be chosen from the newly formed Hall of Fam Induction Committee.

The class of 2007 includes: Art Draper, the first Superintendent of Belleayre Mountain; Dot Nebel, the first Ski School Director and designer of Belleayre*s original ski trails; Vincent Quinn, the owner of the first ski shop at Belleayre Mountain; Joe Kelly, the Chairman of the Board of the Belleayre Music Conservatory and founding member of the Coalition to Save Belleayre; Ralph Combe, Assistant Ski School Director at Belleayre Mountain for decades; and Robert & Valerie Konefal, owners of the Pine Hill Arms and founders of the of the Pine Hill Arms Triathlon and Midweek Race Series.

These honorees are being recognized for their contributions to Belleayre Mountain as well as the sport of skiing as a whole. Some of these honorees have spent a lifetime devoted to making Belleayre Mountain as successful as it is today, while others enjoyed great success at Belleayre Mountain and went on to achieve great success in the sport of skiing.

The Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Belleayre Mountain*s Overlook Lodge on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7 pm. The event is semi-formal, and the cost to attend is $75 per person. Tickets are available by visiting Don Meyers at the Lodging Information Desk at Belleayre*s Overlook Lodge, or calling him at 845-254-5600 ext. 361.

For more information about the Hall of Fame Dinner and all of the upcoming events at Belleayre Mountain, visit their website at