Southwest of Albany near Highmount in the Catskill Forest Preserve, the Belleayre ski area has 39 trails for snowboarding with a maximum vertical drop of 1,400 feet. There are 8 lifts serving 171 skiable acres. Check out the Winnisook trail terrain park.
From Points North or South - NYS Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 - Kingston, NY - then Rt. 28, 37 miles West to Highmount. Belleayre will be on your left at the top of the hill after passing the Village of Pine Hill. (approximately 2.5 hrs from NYC and 1.5 hours from Albany).
From Points West or South - Rt. 17 to East Branch, then Rt. 30 to Rt. 28 East to Highmount.
From Philadelphia & New Jersey area - NJ Garden State Parkway to I-87 North to Exit 19 - Kingston, then Rt. 28 West to Highmount.
From Washington & Baltimore area - I-95 North to NJ Garden State Parkway to I-87 North to Exit 19 - Kingston, then to Rt. 28 West to Highmount.
Overall, Belleayre Mountain Ski Area is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 15 snowboarding resorts in New York.