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Breaking: State comptroller approves Belleayre land sale
By Lissa Harris

http://www.watershedpost.com/2011/breaking-state-comptroller-approves-belleayre-land-sale

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Check out the comments at the bottom of the article -- even less of a consensus among locals than for the Big Tupper project.
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Jamesdeluxe wrote
Check out the comments at the bottom of the article -- even less of a consensus among locals than for the Big Tupper project.
I had the same thought. Locals strong both pro and con. Very BT like.
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Harvey44 wrote
 Very BT like.
The difference being that, whether you're in favor of it or not, the Belleayre Resort has a chance of actually attracting people due to its proximity to so many people, whereas I can't figure out for the life of me where BT's target audience would be. I always thought that it may be Montreal, but Mapquest says that's more than three hours away -- and they have better options options with less of a drive (Laurentians, Eastern Townships, Jay Peak)
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Jamesdeluxe wrote
Harvey44 wrote
 Very BT like.
The difference being that, whether you're in favor of it or not, the Belleayre Resort has a chance of actually attracting people due to its proximity to so many people, whereas I can't figure out for the life of me where BT's target audience would be. I always thought that it may be Montreal, but Mapquest says that's more than three hours away -- and they have better options options with less of a drive (Laurentians, Eastern Townships, Jay Peak)
concerning the drive time the same could be said about Bell - with Windham and Hunter closer to the thruway and better ski areas

if the state can sell this land to the developer - ask you self this question why can't they just sell the whole ski area?  If its such a great ski area that will make a private company a profit the developer should be jumping up and down offering to buy it
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ausable skier wrote
If its such a great ski area that will make a private company a profit the developer should be jumping up and down offering to buy it
Didn't you read the press release? The state has entrusted Belleayre with an important new mission -- to redirect as much money as possible away from Whiteface.
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ausable skier wrote
concerning the drive time the same could be said about Bell - with Windham and Hunter closer to the thruway and better ski areas
Hunter and Bell are about 1:30-1:40 from me. Windham is about 2:00.

If this gets built the developer is counting on the 18 million population of the NYC metro region. I would guess 75% are 3 hours or less to Belleayre. There are great rec opportunities throughout the year in the Catskills. It is not just about skiing at Belleayre. The fact that Bellayre is right there is very important, but Hunter and Plattekill are close enough to also enhance ski choices from Belleayre.

In contrast BT has way less population within 3 hours and is more difficult to get to. Ottawa metro(population 1.3 million) is less than 3 hours as is Montreal metro (population 3.9 million). Both metro areas have way better ski choices that are closer.  While most of the people on this board would love to ski BT, the majority of skiers/boarders would not choose BT to be their regular ski mountain. BT's lack of terrain, lifts, snowmaking and even confusion about ownership's commitment to the mountain would give most potential homeowners a big question about the skiing experience. WF is about 40 miles of single lane away and that includes driving through Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. I would not consider WF a regular choice for skiing.
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Jamesdeluxe wrote
ausable skier wrote
If its such a great ski area that will make a private company a profit the developer should be jumping up and down offering to buy it
Didn't you read the press release? The state has entrusted Belleayre with an important new mission -- to redirect as much money as possible away from Whiteface.
 that's exactly what i'm concerned about - wasting money that otherwise could enhance world class existing orda ski areas of WF and Gore for some podunk southern low altitude ant hill

if it doesn't have 2000 vert its not really a mountain - its just a hill.
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THATS OUR ANT HILL YOUR TALKING ABOUT. Maybe your so awesome you won't lower your standard. But we ski Smaller areas and can easily Hang with you.  Check Gores elevation its not too different than B. B vert will increase to 2100 with expansion. Some descent skiers have come from small mole hills.
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ausable skier wrote
if it doesn't have 2000 vert its not really a mountain - its just a hill.
I guess Mad River and Jay Peak don't classify as real mountains.

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