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Step 3: Getting Around the Mountain

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visitor's guide

Now that you have parked your car, gotten your tickets, lessons and rental equipment - what do you do now?


Purchase in advance:  You can buy lift tickets, Kidscamp, private lessons and some Lift/Lesson/Rental packages in advance of your trip.  If you are staying for more than one day, purchase multi-day tickets and rentals to save some extra cash and avoid the lines the following day.  

Arrive Early:  The best snow conditions are in the morning and less crowds at the lifts and ticket windows.  Extra bonus, the lifts will open earlier if the "all clear" is given before 9:00 am.  It is not unheard of lifts opening up at 8:30 am.

Head to the West Side:  Some people say the west side is the best place to ski or ride at Belleayre.  Deer Run, Dot Nebel and the Dreamcatcher Glade are just to name a few trails to find some fun.  The easiest way to get to the west side is taking the Catskill Thunder Gondola, located at the base of the Discovery Lodge.  If you find yourself at the Overlook Lodge, you can avoid traversing across the top of the mountain by taking the Tomahawk Crossing trail directly to the Tomahawk Quad Lift.  Unload at mid-station on Lift #7 and bear to the right to Tomahawk Crossing or from the Superchief Quad, follow Howes Highway to Tomahawk Crossing.

Other Tips & Information:
Mountain Stats - Hours of operation, mountain and lift information, trails and more.
Beginner's Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding.
Safety Reminders - Mountain Safety, Responsibility Code, Smart Style/Park Smart, Lids on Kids, Kids on Lifts and Drone Usage.


Discovery Lodge (located in the lower area):  
Information, Lift Tickets, Snowsports, Kidscamp, Rentals, Restrooms, Tiger Den Daycare, Telephone, Shuttle, Parking.
Food:  Market Place, Stone & Copper Lounge

Overlook Lodge (located in the upper area):
Information, Lift Tickets, Restrooms, Telephone, Shuttle, Parking.
Food:  Market Place, Groomers Pub, Groomers Lounge

Sunset Lodge (located at the summit):
Food:  Sunset Grill


The Medical Facility Building is located on the lower mountain in next to Parking Lot C.  If you need assistance, go to Guest Services or ask any staff member and we will be happy to summon Ski Patrol to you.


Need a little help with directions, information, helpful tips or information, head to Guest Services located in either the Discovery Lodge or Overlook Lodge.


The most important piece of information we can tell you is to have fun.  You may be frustrated at times, especially if you are learning something new.  Come with friends, have some laughs and take a lesson or two.  We are here to make the best experience as possible for you.