By Jay Braman Jr.
It took awhile, and the conditions are not that great, but area ski centers are finally cranking up some chair lifts to begin the 2011/2012 ski season.
State-owned Belleayre opened Saturday with only the upper and lower Onteora Trail open along with the rail park.
On Tuesday Belleayre remained open, having taken advantage of good snowmaking weather, with those same trails, but no more.
At nearby Plattekill in Roxbury, owner Lazlo Vajtay said he was thrilled to finally get going.