belleayre-logo.gifHighmount, N.Y. - It's not golf season yet! Halfway through March, the Belleayre calendar is still packed with fun family events over the next few weeks. There is nothing like spring skiing at Belleayre. Come and find out why March is one of the best times of the year at the Belle when sunshine and snow go hand in hand... soft bumps, goggle tans, skiing and riding in t-shirts, followed by sunning yourself on the Overlook deck near the BBQ. It's a taste of paradise and so very close. $25 Customer Appreciation Wednesdays and Fridays help make Belleayre the most affordable option for skiers and riders to get the most bumps for their buck. People looking to stay over should contact the Belleayre Region Lodging Association because local hotels are offering great deals for Ski and Stay packages the entire month of March. Don't miss events for all ages such as the Tailgate Competition, the Dummy Race, the Cardboard Classic and Reggae Fest Weekend just to mention a few. Come on out to the 3rd Annual Belleayre Tailgate Competition Saturday, March 17 and have a chance at winning  the coveted Best Tailgater title just for throwing a party. Bring the grill, bring the love and show off your tailgate style as we cordon off a part of the Upper Mountain Parking Lot for people to set up their spreads. There will be all sorts of great prizes for best presentation, best food and best overall scene, so pack your picnic basket, get your party on and see if you can knock off the reigning champions. It's the last Scout Weekend of the season at Belleayre. Scouts and their immediate family members can ski for $37 per person Saturday and Sunday March 17 and 18. Rentals are just $25. Simply bring a valid Scout ID to any ticket window. All Scouts are entitled to a free any level group lesson with the purchase of their area use ticket. If you have a group of 15 or more, please make reservations in advance by calling ext. 2474. Sunday, March 18 is next ClearChannel Slope Spies event for the season at Belleayre. Register at the ClearChannel tent outside Overlook Lodge and get a Slope Spies ticket. If a Slope Spies staff member spots you on the hill they will send you to the registration tent for a prize. Don't miss this promotion because the Clear Channel rep's give away all sorts of great prizes. Belleayre Reggae Fest is back so come on out for our annual great snow-beach party on March 24 and 25 featuring reggae DJ Wavy Davy who will be jammin' on the Overlook Deck, mon! Beach volleyball, games, prizes and a BBQ means mucho fun will be had by all. Part of the Beach Party fun, the Dummy Race on Saturday, March 25 gives you a chance to flex your creative muscles! Build a "dummy" on skis or a snowboard and let 'er rip down the mountain. Your dummy can be just about anything...a person skiing, the Beast of Belleayre, a giant fish tank - you name it. Just make sure it sits on skis or a snowboard, then shove it off the starting line and watch it go! The winner is crowned based on creativity of the dummy, longest run, and most spectacular crash. Fair warning - take pictures before you launch, since the huge jump at the end of the course ensures your dummy won't be too recognizable at the end. Entry is free. The race starts at 1 pm behind the Longhouse Lodge. Centerplate Concessions cordially invites people to attend the 6th Annual Belleayre Hall of Fame Dinner Dance. Enjoy an evening of celebration as Belleayre honors this year's inductees Rosina Montana and Joan Laurence Bauer on Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Overlook Lodge. Tickets are available for purchase by cash or check in the Overlook Lodge administration office or on the 3rd floor of the Discovery Lodge. For more information please contact Pat McVitty at 845-254-5600 x1313. Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Lodging: The Belleayre Region offers a variety of accommodations, fantastic dining, and convenient services to make your visit more enjoyable.  Don't forget to take advantage of our Ski and Stay Packages. They're the best value around!  For more information on lodging packages visit http://www.catskillhighpeaks.com/ .

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Contact: Jonathan King Belleayre Mountain Marketing Department Phone: 845-254-5600 xt 2437 Email: jdking@gw.dec.state.ny.us   Web: http://www.belleayre.com/   Belleayre Phone: 845-254-5600