I have skied Belleayre since I began skiing 44 years ago. I have seen the changes that have slowly taken place, and although I don't agree with some of them, this mountain remains family friendly up to an intermediate to strong intermediate skier. It can get crowded, parking difficult but it IS the only relatively good sized hill near NYC to go to on a weekend. The surrounding towns are quiet, but some reasonably good eating is nearby. This is not a place to go for big nightlife or singles.