“The Catskills escaped the heavy snow that buried much of New England early this week, but received sufficient fall to maintain “generally excellent” conditions at Belleayre Mountain ski center. Superintendent Nelson Sears said that Belleayre had received between four and five inches of new snow overnight Tuesday and that it was snowing heavily when he reported Wednesday morning.
Mr. Sears also reported a “comfortable-size” crowd at the slope for mid-week skiing Wednesday. This has been the third week in a row that crowds have been good during the middle of the week and the last three weekends have each seen Belleayre filled nearly to capacity. Sunshine Saturday, coupled with the Washington’s birthday weekend, drew large crowds to all of the area ski centers. Warm temperatures and heavy crowds threatened to wear out the slopes, but the new snow has restored them. Ski operators are looking for good crowds well into March if present snow conditions are any indication.”
LOCATION–3 Mi. West of Pine Hill on Rt. 28. NYC 135 mi., Albany 85, Philadelphia 225, Washington 345. BASE ELEVATION–2541′ VERTICAL DROP–1200′ EXPOSURE–Northeast OPERATES–Daily LIFTS—4 Double Chairlifts 3400′, 3200′, 3010 and 3000. 2 T-Bars 2040′ and 100′ J Bar 750′.
SLOPES—Six, total of 18 acres. SKI SCHOOL—22 Instructors, 14 Certified. Instruction daily, all classes. RATES—Daily, Adult $5.00–single ride to top 75¢. Season–Adult $75, Junior $30. FOOD SERVICE—Refreshments are served at the massive log lodge at the base station, Novice Area Lodge, and in the summit shelter at the top of the Chairlift. FEATURES—In the heart of the Catskills, Belleayre reaches a height of 3325 ft. above sea level, assuring good snow conditions over [a] long season. Wide variety of trails in an area designed to accommodate many skiers. Boots, poles and skis are available for rental or sale at the Ski Shop. Repair service available. ACCOM—For 1000 in immediate area, 2500 within 10 mi.
Tel. Pine Hill 254-5600 • Gerald M. Buyce, Manager
TRAIL CLASS: ■ Easiest; ▲ More Difficult; ● Most Difficult