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Where is Highmount?

Highmount is a small mountain village in Ulster County in the US-state of New York. It is located north-west of Pine Hill village in the Shandaken community, which covers an area of 310,4 km² and is home to 3,000 people. It is 60 km north-west of the county seat Kingston. Its distance to New York City is about 180 km. The village lies in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, on the foot of the Belleayre Mountains and the well-known Belleayre Ski Centers.

What’s the Weather Like in Highmount?

Checkout our live webcams at Belleayre Mountains for the current weather report of today, tomorrow or the upcoming weekend and our 5-day forecast in the summer and in the winter.

What's going on in Highmount?

Highmount lies at the foot of Belleayre Mountain, just 2.5 hours north from New York City and one hour from Kingston. Local families and sports enthusiasts love to spend a day or a weekend in this area all year round.

Belleayre Ski Center was founded in 1949 and has since then improved its facilities continuously. The ski resort covers an area of 70 ha ranging from 619 m to 1,045 m above sea level. It boasts 8 lifts, a total of 20 km of pistes (nearly 100% of the pistes are snow-reliable), Area 51 fun park and 2 other snow parks, 4 lodges and 9.2 km of cross-country trails. There are all kinds of pistes: family-friendly pistes for kids, intermediate trails for the more advanced and very steep faces and mogul pistes for the skilled and pros.

In the summer Belleayre Beach at Lake Pine Hill is a very popular destination for young and old. Enjoy one of the many activities such as swimming, boat trips, volleyball, basketball or a picnic in fantastic surrounding. The extensive trail network offers all levels of difficulty and opens for hikers and mountain bikers in spring.

What events are there in Highmount?

The summer concerts are very popular: events include all sorts of music such as country, folk, rock, jazz and classic. The Belleayre Fall Festival is organized at the end of the summer season, a weekend packed full of fun-filled activities for the entire family.