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Belleayre Mountain Ski Center - Unit Management Plan

The Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is located in Highmount (Town of Shandaken), Ulster County. The area is classified as Intensive Use pursuant to the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) provides facility management under a Memorandum of Understanding between ORDA and the Department.

For a list of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center web page (leaves DEC website).

Status of the UMP

The Department and ORDA adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in 2015. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at

Download the UMP

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan - PDF (no appendices) (10 MB)

2020 Amendment - Building Location Change

Facility managers have selected a different site location for the newly constructed compressor system. This new, centralized location will enable the facility to operate more productively and efficiently, maximizing productivity of new equipment, reducing energy needs/costs while improving water pumping capacity and pressures for enhanced snowmaking abilities.

2020 Amendment to the Belleayre Mtn. Ski Center UMP - PDF