###Contact: Jonathan King Belleayre Mountain Marketing Department Phone: 845-254-5600 X2437 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.belleayre.com Belleayre Snow Phone: 800-942-6904
$99 4-Packs Available and Last Weekend for Super Early Bird Season Pass Pricing Belleayre Triple Crown and Belleayre Music Festival Fundraising Auction/BBQ Kick Off Summer Family Fun Highmount, NY, May 11, 2009 - Belleayre Mountain is promising all visitors an event-filled Memorial Day Weekend beginning Saturday, May 23. The First Annual Splash-Into-Summer Extravaganza will kick off the season at the Belleayre Beach with a Kayak Regatta at 10am. Guests are allowed to launch their own hard-bottom kayaks to enter the race and a limited supply of boats will be available to participants. After the kayak race, children's crafts and games will highlight the opening day of the waterfront and swimming will be available all weekend. A Mountain Bike Drag race sponsored by Catskill Outback Adventures will then follow beginning at the Overlook Lodge at 12pm. Bikers will ascend the mountain in a sprint to the summit and back down in a challenge to see who is the real "Beast of Belleayre". Beginning at 3pm the first ever Memorial Day Rail Jam will conclude the Belleayre Triple Crown Event. Guests are welcome to enter each individual event and encouraged to enter all three sporting events to have the chance to win the Triple Crown Grand Prize ~ a family pack of 2009-2010 Season Passes for a family of four. Prizes will also be awarded for each individual event such as a $200 Cash Prize sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank to the winner of the Rail Jam, a Monster snowboard, gear from Potter Brothers, gear from Ellsworth Bicycles, gift certificates from Catskill Outback Adventures, gift certificates from Catskill Forest Sports and much more. DJ Wavy Davy will be spinning tunes all afternoon at a Memorial Day Party and BBQ held at the Overlook Lounge and Deck and the Sky Ride will be in operation so that guests can take a trip to the summit of Belleayre. Be sure to visit www.belleayre.com for all event details, event registration information, and applicable event rules. Memorial Day Weekend will be the last chance for guests to get their 2009-2010 Season Passes at the Super Early Bird discount rate. This deal gives new Belleayre ‘09-‘10 season pass holders 10% off last year's early bird special; Current pass-holders will save 20% of last season's early bird pass price. Further added perks to purchasing a Super Early Bird Season Pass include a free season-long workshop and discount guest lift tickets for a total value of over $1100. Bring a new full adult pass holder to Belleayre and receive an additional $50 off the price with the Bring a Friend deal. Passes will be available for sale at Overlook Lodge from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday or online at the Belleayre store. Belleayre $99 4-Packs are also back on Memorial Day Weekend. They will be on sale during the Splash-Into-Summer Extravaganza Weekend at Overlook Lodge on 05/23 and 05/24 from 10am-4pm. The $99 Four Pack is four adult passes available for purchase for only $99. This deal is limited to one 4-Pack per household and ID is required to purchase. Be sure to see www.belleayre.com for additional promotional details. Sunday, May 24 continues the Memorial Day Weekend Extravaganza with the Belleayre Music Festival's annual Memorial Day Silent Auction Fundraising BBQ. Visit the Overlook Lodge at 5pm and join the support of the Belleayre Music Festival while bidding on local Catskill artisan crafts, luxury travel destinations, fine dining, entertainment and much more. This event includes complimentary wine, a cash bar, a BBQ and dancing to the live music of the Usual Suspects. The fundraiser will also include an online auction at www.charityfolks with a series of ski vacation packages including lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rentals. Visit www.belleayremusic.org for more details. The Belleayre Conservatory is currently selling tickets for its 2009 Summer Season. Be sure to check out the line-up featuring Bob Marley's legendary band The Original Wailers, the Abba the Tour with Mama Mia and more, and Mary Wilson of the Supremes with a 50th Anniversary of Motown celebration. Please visit the Belleayre Music Festival's website for a full concert listing and ticket purchasing information at www.belleayremusic.org. Be sure to visit www.belleayre.com for programming details on activities to take place this summer at the Belleayre Beach. The summer season will begin on Saturday, May 23 when the Beach opens for weekends offering facility amenities such as the white-sand swimming beach, boat rentals, BBQ facilities and rentable pavilion space with electricity and grills for private parties, reunions and other gatherings. The facility will then open to the public full-time from June 20 through Labor Day. 2009 is the second year that the Aqua School at Belleayre Beach will be selling aquatics programming for children and adults. Be sure to visit Belleayre's website for class and specialty workshop listings; registration is starting soon. On weekends Eco-Adventures are scheduled throughout the summer, offering local nature activities free of charge to all guests such as making walking sticks, informative talks about recycling, solar power, the Junior Naturalist Program and more. New this year the Belleayre Beach will also offer a yoga series sponsored by Shakti Yoga of Woodstock. Yoga classes will be offered in a secluded outdoor setting giving participants a beautiful location for meditative practice at a reasonable rate. Visit www.belleayre.com for all summer programming listings and information. Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.