Pros: accessible, skiable terrain, family friendly
Cons: slow lifts, can be crowded
Belleayre is the quintessential Catskills skiing area. Nothing too steep or too bumpy here, so you can basically take your family all over the mountain if they're not beginners. As usual if you stay off the beaten path, there's fresh soft snow to be found. This day the conditions were great, the snow was soft, and the lift lines were short. Good day on the mountain. If you're looking for a wild challenge, look elsewhere. Otherwise, this is a decent spot to get some good turns in.