Belleayre Might Extend Season After Major Snowfall

Mar 16, 2017

The winter storm earlier this week that left feet of snow in some areas of New York has ski enthusiasts eager to hit the slopes. In the Hudson Valley, Belleayre Ski Resort benefited from the massive snowfall.

Belleayre Ski Resort in Ulster County reported more than 32 inches of snow as of Wednesday morning. And this bodes well heading into the weekend, according to Olympic Regional Development Authority spokesman Jon Lundin.

“This is really, really a good boost for the region.”

He says extending the ski season is a possibility.

“We were looking at closing during the Easter holiday, that Sunday, a traditional time,” says Lundin. “But I think we’ll be putting some minds together to see if the snow will last and extend our season just a little bit longer.”

ORDA’s two other ski resorts in New York — Gore and Whiteface Mountains — also received more than two feet of snow.