Belleayre is the best ski destination close to New York City for intermediate skiers to improve their already impressive skills. The beautiful Catskills scenery of Belleayre has made it a favourite spot for winter weddings and is guaranteed to make for some breath-taking wedding photos. For those new to the slopes, Belleayre’s Snow Sports School is the perfect place to learn the basics and for those who have experience there are private sessions available with top-level instructors. Belleayre has 55 trails over 173 acres, 8 lifts including a high-speed quad and features downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. The resort features four winter lodges and has the Catskills’ only cat-access skiing.