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For more than 25 years the Coalition has hosted the Annual Snow Ball. This is the premier, black tie event in Catskills. It is hosted as a fundraiser for the Belleayre Music Festival and other arts groups who seek to bring culture, entertainment, and art as enhancements to the tourism industry. Over the years the Coalition has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for this cause.

The Snow Ball is where the Coalition presents its prized Spirit of the Catskills Award. This awards honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in our mountains: whose actions have demonstrated the ideals of strength, patience, caring for neighbors, service, and commitment to the community.

Winners have include:

Congressman Maurice Hinchey
Gov. Elliott Spitzer
First Lady Libby Pataki
Assemblyman Clifford Crouch
Jay Jacobs, Camp Timber Lake
Senator John Bonacic
Kingdon Gould, Philanthropist
Senator Michael Balboni
Kenneth Pasternak, Philanthropist
Community Leader Joseph F. Kelly
Tony Lanza, Belleayre Superintendent
Police Chief James McGrath

Belleayre Snowball 2015

Belleayre Snowball Dancing

Belleayre Snowball 2008

Belleayre Snowball Ice Sculpture

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