In spite of early season rumors, and alleged best efforts of lobbyists from rival Hunter Mountain, $25 Fridays are
back at Belleayre.
Yesterday the sun shone bright the temperatures were a very nice high 30's low 40's and the snow, well the snow was very fast.
The later was due mostly to said snow being produced by the snow guns as opposed to o falling from clouds but any snow is better than no snow.
There are 7 lifts open and 27 trails that you can ski on and there are even two bump runs open. Upper Onetorea is ski-able, if you are a champion mogul skier who likes Volkswagen sized bumps clad in translucent ice - I went on it last Sat and I was able to do the lower half of that slope in a fashion that the uninitiated might confuse with skiing
but the upper half was really brutal. The mogul run at the bottom of Wnatuska is also open and yes it is icy but in comparison to the upper half of Onetorea it's a walk in the park.
On Friday I only saw two speed traps on Route 28, one on Shondeken and the other just before Potter Brothers as you get to the Thruway.
I imagine that today and tomorrow the police will be out again in force just as they were last weekend. I guess New York state is desperately trying to balance their budget on the backs of skiers. Last Sunday I counted no fewer that SIX speed traps on the way to Belleayre, 3 on the Thruway, two on route 28 and one on 17 . Coming back I saw three speed traps on route 28 and 2 on the thruway.
I can't wait to get back there tomorrow, it promises to be another bright sunny day with lots of ahhh.."fast snow."
Edited by Jiuk - 2/5/12 at 3:31am