belleayrelogo3.jpgHighmount, N.Y. - Looking to escape cabin fever? This week, the place to be is Highmount, as Belleayre Ski Center hosts its annual Winter Festival with activities in surrounding communities each evening along with discounts on lift tickets and rentals during the week. Jan. 25-29, all lift tickets are only $20 with $10 rentals, and at night, there are events being held in neighboring communities with include ice skating, bonfires, parades and more. This Saturday, the Belleayre Conservatory presents its annual Snowball to benefit the Belleayre Music Festival.  Join in this year as Belleayre honors the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation for their work bringing culture to the Catskill Mountains. Tickets are $160 per person which includes dining, an open bar and dancing to the music of Special Delivery. Call (845) 254-5787 for information and tickets. It's mid-winter and the Belleayre Ski Center is open from top to bottom with some of the best conditions in the Northeast. Discover why Belleayre is one of the best places to learn how to ski and ride. For the rest of the season, Belleayre offers $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals on Wednesdays and on Fridays, Belleayre presents Skier Appreciation Day with $25 lift tickets for the rest of the season. Make plans to visit Belleayre this winter. See why Belleayre is the place to be.

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CONTACT: J. Blake Killin, Belleayre Ski Center Marketing Department (845) 254-6195 jbkillin@gw.dec.state.ny.us