Well Laid Out, Reasonable Ticket Prices
Pretty Dull Skiing
I think Belleayre has done about all they can to make a good experience for everyone on the hill they have to work with. I'm sure anyone would feel comfortable learning on the seperate beginner hill. Intermediates will have a great time cruising around the main face. Skilled skiers with short attention spans should probably choose a different hill. The top 200-300 vertical feet of the hill are pretty well pitched but, below that, its all pretty flat. That is a consistent condition right across the entire face of the hill. So, just when you feel good about getting some turns together, you hit the flat and are done for the run. It almost feels like the whole place is a runout. The facilities are about what you would expect at a state run area. That is to say, nothing fancy, but, functional for an uncrowded weekday. I think I could see things getting a bit hairy on a crowded weekend. There are lots of folks who should put Belleayre near the top of the Catskills on their lists. Families, intermediates, budget conscious. I just won't be one of them because of the hill itself.