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Belleayre Mountain Modified Project / UMP

Part A - Notice of Acceptance of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan (UMP)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency under 6 NYCRR Part 617 State Environmental Quality Review Act, has accepted the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan.

Document Availability

  • The FEIS for the Belleayre Mountain Unit Management Plan can be found online at:
    http://projects.chacompanies.com/belleayre/
  • A hard copy of the FEIS is available for review at the NYS DEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-3042, during normal business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact NYS DEC Region 3 at (845) 256-3000 to make an appointment.
  • An electronic copy of the FEIS is available for public review at the following locations:

    Skene Memorial Library
    Main Street
    Fleischmanns, NY 12430

    Phoenicia Library
    9 Ava Maria Drive
    Phoenicia, NY 12464

Project Description: The NYS DEC and New York State Olympic Regional Development Organization (NYS ORDA) have prepared a revision to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP that provides for the following actions: installation of three (3) new ski lifts; replacement of two (2) existing ski lifts; addition of sixteen (16) new ski trails; construction of up to three (3) additional parking areas; expansion of the existing Discovery Lodge and Sunset Lodge; construction of the following new structures: the Tomahawk Lodge, an Information Booth, a salt storage building, an additional snowmaking pond, installation of snowmaking piping, a lower pumphouse, and a compressor facility; modification of existing pumphouses; the acquisition and classification of the parcel of land that was the site of the former Highmount Ski Center; reclassification of 149 acres of the Ski Center's Intensive Use Area to a Wilderness designation; and classification of 263 acres of Forest Preserve land as an addition to the Ski Center's Intensive Use Area.

The project site is located in the Town of Shandaken (Ulster County) within the boundaries of the New York State Catskill Park. The proposed project is adjacent to the State-owned Forest Preserve Lands comprising the Shandaken Wild Forest and Big Indian Wilderness Area.

For further information please contact: Daniel T. Whitehead, NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256-3801. E-mail: dep.r3@dec.ny.gov.

Belleayre Draft UMP/DEIS

Appendix A

Appendices B-P

Appendices AA-AH

Part B - Notice of Acceptance of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency under 6 NYCRR Part 617 State Environmental Quality Review Act, has accepted the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park.

Document Availability

  • The FEIS for the Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park can be found online at:
    http://www.thelagroup.com/belleayre-resort-at-catskill-park/
  • A hard copy of the FEIS is available for review at the NYS DEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-3042, during normal business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact NYS DEC Region 3 at (845) 256-3000 to make an appointment.
  • An electronic copy of the FEIS is available for public review at the following locations:

    Skene Memorial Library
    Main Street
    Fleischmanns, NY 12430

    Phoenicia Library
    9 Ava Maria Drive
    Phoenicia, NY 12464

Project Description: The applicant, Crossroads Ventures, LLC, proposes a development known as the Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, which includes the Wildacres Resort and Highmount Spa Resort. Wildacres Resort is located on approximately 254 acres on the eastern side of the Project site, west of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, and would include an 18-hole golf course, a 250-unit hotel, and 163 lodging units in multi-unit buildings. Highmount Spa Resort is located on a portion of the approximately 237 acres that includes the site of the former Highmount Ski Area. Development proposed for the Highmount Spa Resort includes a 120-unit hotel with spa facilities and 53 fractional ownership units. Also proposed is a multi-level lodge building containing 27 fractional ownership units and 16 detached lodging units in 8 duplex buildings.

The project site is located in the Towns of Shandaken (Ulster County) and Middletown (Delaware County) within the boundaries of the New York State Catskill Park. The proposed project is adjacent to the State-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and within the New York City Pepacton Reservoir watershed.

For further information please contact: Daniel T. Whitehead, NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256-3801. E-mail: dep.r3@dec.ny.gov.

Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park SDEIS

Commissioner's Decision and Ruling on Crossroads Ventures' Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park Application PDF (528 KB)

The draft Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park SDEIS can be found on the LA Group webpage (leaving DEC's site)

Part C - Cumulative Impacts (Belleayre UMP/DEIS & Belleayre Resort SDEIS)

Draft Permits - Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP-DEIS

Draft Permits - Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park SDEIS

Belleayre Agreement in Principle

Belleayre Scoping Documents


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