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Belleayre, NY (first day out of season)-Dec-2-2007

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Well I got out on the on Slopes this sunday. I went solo to Belleayre, NY. Not a resort that I would go to during mid season when there's pleanty of snow around at other resorts (it's fairly small), but it was a great option given Crowds, # of trails open and of course Price. It's more of a family resort than it is of an expert skier resort.

Early Season Ticket for $37 With around 10 trails open and a Rail Park.

Drove 2.5-3 hours in crappy weather to get there but it was well worth getting my skis wet for.

There were No lift lines anywhere and it was great. I got around 15-20 runs in before my legs were cooked..( It was maily moguls so I was suprised my legs didn't give earlier, I guess the Gym does help)

The snow quality was great, I didn't hit any patches of ice, and it was bumpy (moguls on all of the upper section of the trails) and mainly packed powder everywhere. I was very impressed, I was expecting alot more ice.

I skied from about 10:30am till 2:30pm without a break. I was so excited to be out there I didn't care for lunch.

So I drove a total of around 6 hours for 4 hours of skiing and it was well worth it.

To sum it all up

1 tank of gas of 93 octane $50
1 early season ticket $37

Getting the chance to ski moguls and bumps for 4 hours in good snow conditions and no lift lines.. PRICELESS

picture shows the conditions..
post #2 of 7
Nice, how do the improvements look? They put in a new lift and lodge didnt they?
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Nice, how do the improvements look? They put in a new lift and lodge didnt they?

This was actually the first time I ever went to Belleayre I usually go to hunter or wind. So I'm not sure which lift would be the new one.

there was a Quad Lift that I mainly took (this one looked newer) and a tripple (which was old and slow)..

the quad was nice, kind of up to par with hunter lifts..the tripple was awful, that thing takes forever to get up to summit..
post #4 of 7
I was also at Bellayre on Sunday. What was open had excellent coverage and there was enough open to make a day of it. Was a great day.
post #5 of 7
+1. Great day on Sunday - skied 9 am to 2:30 or so. Bumps were soft and nice; plenty of good skiing and not many people.

FYI all who are skiing Belleayre early season - save your tickets, they'll be good for freebies in March. Details: "~Buy a lift ticket through 12/09 then bring that lift ticket back during late season (March 17th thru closing) and receive a lift ticket of equal or lesser value for FREE" (see http://www.belleayre.com/promotions/featured.htm ) Late season at Belleayre is quite nice and went into mid April last two years I think, so I'm looking forward to that again.
post #6 of 7

belleayre 9-dec-07

Made my first visit to Belleayre this Sunday, 9-Dec-07. Drove up from Tribeca in only 2:15, got my rentals, and was on the slopes before I knew it.

There weren't many runs open but those that were had good snow coverage. I skiied my first black run ever, and by the end of the day was feeling pretty confident on it - getting down without having to be 90 degrees to the fall line at all times.

A couple of really nice guys from ski patrol told me to check out the west side of the mountain which one had to take a bus to since the traverse run wasn't open. This was *glorious* as I had a reasonably long and nice blue run all to myself (like, literally) for over an hour.

The people there were incredibly nice as well. Just an outstanding day out.
post #7 of 7
Looks really sweet. What I can see of it! JDC- I used to make the Tribecca drive up to Butternut in Mass (and beyond)- about four hours as I recall. Welcome to Epic. Now you'll have to come out West and get really hooked.
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