Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Highmount, NY. We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Belleayre Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Belleayre Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort.

Belleayre Mountain Lodging:

Belleayre Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Belleayre Mountain has a total of 55 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Belleayre Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 171 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 69 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Belleayre Mountain's slopes see on average 141 inches (56 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 11 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
171(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
141"(56 cm)

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,429 feet, or 1,045 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,025 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,404 feet (428 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Belleayre Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,429'(1,045 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,404'(428 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,025'(617 m)

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Belleayre Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Belleayre Mountain has 171 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Belleayre Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
22%(38 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
58%(99 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(34 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Belleayre Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort Location

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Highmount, NY.

Highmount, NY 12441 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.86000, -73.40000

Getting to Belleayre Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.86000, -73.40000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Highmount, NY to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort.

John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY25 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY25 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ42 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Belleayre Mountain.

Long Island Mac Arthur AirportISPIslip, NY16 mi
Westchester County AirportHPNWhite Plains, NY21 mi
Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBDRBridgeport, CT25 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft38%34 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%44 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%46 mi
Woodbury Ski AreaWoodbury, CT850 ft33%49 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%50 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%53 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%54 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%57 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%65 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%67 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%74 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%79 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%83 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%88 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%88 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%94 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%94 mi

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,429 ft
Base Elevation2,025 ft
Vertical Drop1,404 ft
(22% Beginner,  58% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres171
Avg. Annual Snowfall141 inches
Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats