Washington Post skis the Catskills

In the Washington Post this week: A long love letter to Windham and Hunter from the newspaper's Lifestyle section, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Freelancer Irwin Curtin hit the slopes of the Catskills' two biggest ski centers the weekend after New Years, and wasn't disappointed:

In the ancient Catskill Mountains, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, the peaks reach 3,000 to 4,000 feet, the forest hides many valleys and hardscrabble towns, and Hunter and Windham mountains provide experiences different enough to sate anyone’s snow-sliding jones.

Alas, Curtin didn't make it to Belleayre:

On Sunday, we considered traveling about 20 miles south of Hunter to ski at state-run Belleayre Mountain, for a unique weekend trifecta. But we opted for Hunter’s better conditions and greater vertical instead.