Snowmaking Begins In The Catskills

Belleayre Mountain

This weekend, Belleayre Mountain, New York, fired up its snowguns.

The resort shared the news on Facebook, including a series of photos depicting its snowmaking operations.

Today, the resort announced that snowmaking had "continued all weekend long into this morning! No opening day to announce yet, but we're getting more and more excited to get the season rolling."

Belleayre has since paused its snowguns with the arrival of warmer weather this week. In a blog post, the resort wrote, "Mother Nature is telling our crew to take a rest for the time being, and we're taking this moment to evaluate the hard work they've put in."

The resort hasn't announced an opening day yet. Last season, Belleayre opened on November 18th.

While opening on November 18th might not seem feasible given the pause on snowmaking at Belleayre, the resort noted recently via Instagram that a single day of snowmaking can produce enough coverage for skiing on one trail. "Tons of different factors come into play, but if everything is perfect it can take as little as a day for one trail," the resort wrote.

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