Neighboring County Opposes Belleayre Expansion

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SAM Magazine--July 18, 2013--A proposed $74 million expansion of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, in Ulster County, N.Y., is being opposed by neighboring Greene County lawmakers. In a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Greene County legislature claims that using taxpayer dollars for the expansion of the state-owned ski area would create unfair competition, would hurt private industries in Greene, as well as affect other, privately-owned ski areas Greene County, such as Windham and Hunter.

The letter opposes a draft revision of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and put forth for public comment until July 24. For more on the expansion proposal, check out

As of December 2012, Belleayre has been under the management of the Olympic Regional Development Authority, which also oversees Whiteface and Gore Mountain.