Belleayre offers something for everybody, from skiing to snowboarding to cross-country skiing. While the area does designate just over half of its runs as intermediate, advanced and beginner skiers/riders are not without their runs. Intermediates will enjoy Deer Run, which meanders through a beautiful part of the mountain. There are two glade areas on the upper mountain and additional expert terrain in the area under the Tomahawk quad. Snowmaking covers Horseshoe Pass, another upper mountain trail. The area has over 170 acres to romp in, 96% of that covered by snowmaking equipment.
From Albany International Airport, the resort is about a two-hour drive. It’s about a one-and-half hour drive from Stewart International Airport. Amtrak service is available to Rhinecliff, New York, and, from there, it’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes to the resort. Bus service is also available to the resort via several lines and charter services.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort features 1,404 feet of vertical drop along with 175 runs, serviced by 8 lifts, including 1 gondola and 1 high-speed quad. The summit is 3,429 feet, and the base is 2,024 feet. The longest run is 12,024 feet, and there’s a total of 51 trails. The ski resort also features five glades, one terrain park, one progression park and one X-course. Trail breakout is 22% beginner, 48% intermediate and 20% advanced. The area averages 141 inches of snow per year. Cross-country skiers will enjoy the 9.2 kilometers of trails of ungroomed/unpatrolled snow.
The Tiger Den Nursery is childcare for children ages 6 months to 6 years, and the Kids Zone is a ski and snowboarding school for kids 12 and under. The ski school also offers lessons for adults and teenagers 13 and older, and there are special programs throughout the season.
The resort has four lodges: Discovery, Overlook, Longhouse and Sunset. Discovery Lodge sits at the lowest elevation (2,025 feet), and it’s designed for beginners. Most of the services (retail shop, restaurants, rental shops and more) are located at Discovery and Overlook Lodges. Sunset Lodge is on the summit (3,325 feet), and it only has a small cafeteria and restrooms. Meetings, special events and private parties are held at the Longhouse Lodge.