Belleayre Mountain Taps into Winter Friday Nov. 28

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 27 2008 - 11:16 AM

HIGHMOUNT, New York — Belleayre Mountain will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, with $25 lift tickets. Pre-season rates are in effect for Saturday and Sunday with full day adult lift tickets at $43. The popular $99 four-pack of lift tickets will be on sale, November 28-30, from noon to 4pm in the Overlook Lodge at the Guest Services desk (limit – one per household). The Annual Tap into Winter party will be held in the Overlook Lodge on Saturday, November 29th. This year’s party will include free food sponsored by Freestyle Realty and Centennial Mortgages, DJ Wavy Davy, Jimmy’s Belleayre Ski Shop Fashion Show, plus prizes and giveaways.

The temperatures have been cold enough for around the clock snowmaking over the last two weeks and with the help of natural snowfall this will be the best opening for the mountain in the last 25 years. Belleayre is projected to open with 8 trails and 5 lifts with terrain from top to bottom for all ability levels. Belleayre has received 30 inches of snow to date, with 8 inches in the last 24 hours.

The Belleayre Mountain Snowsports School will have private and group lessons for beginners to experts available starting this weekend. The popular Kidscamp program and the Nursery will be open starting December 19th. Advanced reservations are required. Belleayre staff will be on hand for customers interested in purchasing season passes and programs including Alpine Development, Race, Freestyle, Adult Weekend Workshop, and the midweek Silver Sliders program.

Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.