Scenic Gondola Rides and Hiking Opening Saturday, July 18th

Belleayre Mountain is open for scenic gondola rides and hiking along with the Belleayre Beach. Hiking is available seven days a week, from 8am to 5pm. Scenic Gondola Rides will be available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

Take the Catskill Thunder Gondola to the summit of Belleayre Mountain for breathtaking views of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Once you’ve reached the top, take a walk along the summit ridge, have a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the peace and quiet. When you’re ready, you can either hike down or ride the gondola. Make sure to bring your camera! You are sure to get some beautiful shots of the mountains and the wildlife. The gondola schedule is subject to change and guests are encouraged to check the website for updates.

Start your next hiking adventure at Belleayre Mountain! Explore unique trails where you will find something for everyone from challenging uphill climbs to the summit, to family-friendly hikes in our cross-country area. Enjoy picturesque mountain views, learn about the area through our new interpretive signage and experience nature at its best. Hikers can also access additional Catskill region hiking trails from the Belleayre Beach and Belleayre mountain.

The Belleayre Beach is open Monday through Friday 11:00am – 6:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am – 7:00pm.  It will operate on a reduced capacity and follow NY State protocols including the requirement of face coverings for guests within certain locations and public areas. (

Tickets for summer activities are available for purchase ahead on time online.  (

Guests should visit for updated information about health and safety procedures required during their visit.? This information will be prominently posted on the site’s home page.

Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.

Belleayre Opening