Belleayre Mountain, the ski area owned and operated by the State of New York, is selling a variety of season passes at early season rates through Nov. 30.

Adult Passes are $676 until Nov. 30, when they increase to $726. Junior/Youth Passes for ages 6-17 are $215, then $265. Senior Passes for ages 62-70 are $585, then $635. College Student Passes are $254, then $304. Family Passes are $639 per adult, then $689, and per child are $166, then $216.

Belleayre also offers a Frequent Skier Card for $40, which knocks $12 off the lift ticket price on weekends and holiday, and $14 midweek.

The mountain also has a Midweek Season Pass valid Monday through Friday all season long for $276, then $326.

Belleayre also has a Transferable Pass for $1,200.

Current season pass holders who bring a new friend who buys a full adult season pass receive additional $50 off their price. Bring a senior season pass holder and receive $25 off or recruit a new family to the Belleayre experience and receive $100 off.

Belleayre Mountain is located off of State Route 28 in Highmount, NY, just hours from New York City. It was declared "Forever Wild" by the New York State Forest Preserve in 1885. Early on, skiers would side-step or hike their way more than 3,000 feet to be the first to make tracks down un-named and woody trails. Since the very beginning of the American skiing and snowboarding experience, skiers and snowboarders gazed at the steep, rugged inclines of Belleayre Mountain and dreamed of refining them.

Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts pressured politicians in the 1940s to develop Belleayre as a safe and fun mountain for families and extreme skiers and snowboarders alike. Bills were introduced in 1947 allowing New York State to create Belleayre Mountain. Construction began in 1949 and Belleayre began its premier winter season with five trails, an electrically powered rope tow, New York's first chairlift, a summit lodge, a temporary base lodge with a cafeteria and dirt floors and parking to accommodate 300 people. It would become the center for winter sports in the region and an economic catalyst for surrounding communities.

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