Welcome back, winter

Hey skiers and riders!

Welcome to the 2018/2019 season! What a great start it has been! Ski areas opening before Thanksgiving, with some awesome conditions that just keep getting better and better! I have spent the last few weekends hitting the slopes in the Catskills with two people who love skiing almost as much as I do, my dad and my bro. With plenty of snow, a new pair of skis and some great weather I couldn’t ask for anything better.

This year the smiles seem bigger as ski bums head out for their first tracks of the season. Excitement is in the air as skiers and riders step into their skis and boards and load the lift for some awesome shredding. No complaints here, only smiles, laughs and lots of fun on the mountains of NY.

This past weekend I visited Belleayre Mountain and Hunter Mountain.  Hunter is preparing to open their newest addition to the mountain, Hunter North. Both mountains have been blowing snow as much as they can and it shows. The Catskill Mountain Thunder gondola at Belleayre was great on Saturday as the temps were pretty low.

For me, Belleayre is my second home. I grew up there, all the familiar faces and sights make it like coming home after a long semester.

While the Catskills have plenty of snow, I am super excited to hit up some other steeps.  This season I hope to explore new mountains, share my adventures and have some laughs along on the way. I’ll be looking for some skiers and snowboarders to share their story of why they ski NY! I hope to see you on the mountain!

 

I’ll ski ya on the slopes!

Haley

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