belleayrelogo1.jpgHighmount, N.Y. - With 48 trails open and a 28-48 inch base, the Belleayre Ski Center is ready for the skiers and riders this coming Presidents' Day Weekend. With snow in the forecast for mid-week, conditions on the mountain will be excellent. And there are plenty of activities slated this coming week including discounted lift tickets Wednesday and Friday along with contests celebrating our American athletes' quest for gold medals. This and every Wednesday, Belleayre offers skiers and riders $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals. And this Friday is another of Belleayre's Skier Appreciation Days with $25 lift tickets all day. Show your support for the U.S.A. with Belleayre and follow the US Ski and Snowboard Teams as they Go for Gold in British Columbia. Belleayre is planning over two weeks of daily special promotions to celebrate our country's snowsports successes from February 12-28. Starting Friday, Belleayre will be celebrating the American athletes' medal quest in British Columbia. Show your team spirit by wearing your best Red, White and Blue attire and get a chance to win free lift tickets. On Saturday, enter the Medal Count Contest by guessing the number of gold medals the American athletes will win and get entered to receive a Four-Pack of Belleayre lift tickets. Helping Hands of New York, a local food pantry, will be on the mountain offering delicious treats and raising money this Saturday February, 13 so come out and treat yourself while supporting this worthy cause. On Sunday, which is Valentine's Day, buy a cookie from the cafeteria and get a second one free for your special Valentine. And sign up to enter the Valentine's Day Race from 8 to 10 a.m. Also on Sunday, Belleayre will offer 200, $25 lift tickets to the Heart of the Catskill Humane Society. Buy those tickets and support the Humane Society. And on Monday, celebrate the Beast of Belleayre's birthday at the Discovery Lodge by signing a giant card, have a dance with the Beast and enjoy a sweet birthday treat. Each day, Belleayre will offer a chance for skiers and riders to win prizes as we support our athletes' quest for gold. Check http://www.belleayre.com/ for complete details. So include the Belleayre Ski Center in your President's Day Weekend plans. It's 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