Belleayre Activities

Belleayre is primarily an alpine ski resort. However, Belleayre does offer a number free access to cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails.

Belleaye Cross Country Trail Map 660X360

Trail Map of Belleayre’s Cross Country Ski Area

Belleayre Cross Country Skiing

Belleayre Mountain offers 9 km of cross-country trails. The trails are suitable for nordic skiers of all abilities. However, the trails are not track set, groomed or patrolled. They are as mother natures and previous skiers leave them.

Belleayre is owned by the State of New York and managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. As a result it is free to use all of Belleayre’s nordic skiing network, but please be advised there is no snowmaking, so please check ahead to make sure the natural snow conditions allow for for skiing. Belleayre publishes a cross country trail report as an addendum at the bottom of its daily conditions report.

Separate parking is available for the cross country ski center below the Discovery Lodge. Aftering exiting NYS-28, turn left off the access road. If you reach the turn off for the Discovery Lodge and beginner skiing area, you have gone too far.

Belleayre Snowshoeing

Belleayre also has a number of hiking trails that are suitable for winter snowshoeing. Again, there is no charge to use these trails, but they are not patrolled. The hiking trails begin either at Belleayre Beach or in the Village of Pine Hill. Snowshoers can take either the Woodchuck Hollow or Cathedral Glen trails until they intersect a flat-ish traverse right which leads to the Sunset Lodge at the top of the Super Chief Express Quad. The vertical rise is almost 2,000 ft from the trails’ starting points at either Pine Hill or Belleayre Beach.


When either cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, be sure to consult a trail map and choose trails appropriate for your level of skill and conditioning. All cross-country skiers and snowshoers are advised that they engage in those activities at their own risk and should not rely on assistance from the alpine ski area.

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