Step 1: Before You Head To Belleayre

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visitor's guide

Before you come skiing there are a couple of things that you should know.


AREA LODGING

area lodging

If you are staying for multiple days and need a place to stay, check out some of our local lodging partners.  You will find a variety of options to suit your budget and needs.  If you stay with one of our local partners, you can receive some great discounts on your lift tickets too! 
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BEGINNER'S GUIDE

If you are are new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding, we have created a Beginner's Guide to help you out.  The guide is filled with basic tips, frequently asked questions, types of equipment, lesson information and other useful tidbits.


WHAT TO WEAR?

Dressing appropriately is the best advice we can give you.  Remember temperatures can vary at different times of day and at different locations at the mountain.  Dress in layers - if you are warm or get overheated, you can always take off a layer!  Check out the What to Wear Section in our Beginner's Guide for the complete list of what you should wear on the mountain.


FITNESS LEVEL

Skiing and snowboarding is a sport and like all sports you will be using your muscles.  If you are new to the sport or it has been a while since you were last out on the slopes, pace yourself and don't over do it.  A proper warm up and cool down will help reduce the risk of injury and cut down on muscle stiffness and soreness the next day.  


KEEP HYDRATED

Drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated throughout the day.  Just because it is cold out does not mean you cannot become dehydrated.  Drinking plenty of water will keep your muscles limber and keep you warmer overall.  Stay away from caffeine and alcohol as both will dehydrate you.  


EAT AND SLEEP WELL

Eat a healthy meal and get 8 hours of sleep and you will be at your best.  Make sure on the day you hit the slopes, you eat a substantial breakfast to keep you fueled through the morning.  Keep some power bars in your pockets in case you need a little pick me up through the day.  A good dinner at the end of the day is a great way to replenish any of the nutrients you have lost from the day on the mountain.   


CHECK THE WEATHER

Check the weather the day before so you know how to plan for the day.  If it is snowing, you may want to leave a little earlier to account for slippery roads.  Checking the weather may also give you an idea of what kind of clothing to bring with you.


STUDY THE TRAIL MAP AND CHECK THE SNOW REPORT

Familiarize yourself with Belleayre by checking out the trail map before you hit the slopes.  You can view the trail map online or pick one up at the ticket window/Guest Services and tuck it into your pocket.  Also, take a look at the snow report.  The snow report shows all the trails that are open, what trails have been groomed, which trails are moguled up, weather, events and more.