3rd and 4th Grade Ski Free Programs
Ski NY Free Any 3rd or 4th grader may purchase a NY State passport book for $22 and ski or snowboard FREE three times at any participating NY State area. Click here for details.
If you've never skied before, you can also choose the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package booklet which contains one free learn to ski or snowboard package for the child and coupons for a 20% discount on a future visit for the 3rd or 4th grader, as well as a discount for the adult. Click here for details.
Age 6 and Under Ski Free
We've offered free lift tickets to children age 5 and under for years, but new for 2013-14 the age was raised to 6! Starting this season all kids age 6 and under ski free at Holiday Valley! Another great reason to enjoy skiing with the entire family.
But remember, everyone needs a ticket on the slopes. Please bring your child to the ticket window to get his or her ticket.
Mountain Shop is Open!
It is shopping season, and the Mountain Shop is ready! We're putting out new items every day, but please come in and browse around our Main Shop next to the Holiday Valley Lodge. Hours are 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday and Saturdays 8AM to 2 PM.
Challenge yourself and your friends on our NASTAR recreational racing course, open Wednesdays through Sundays on Cindy's Run. Cost is $8 for two runs, or $12 for unlimited runs per day. The course is a modified GS and fun for all ages who can comfortably ski Cindy's. Register at the start ramp.
Safety Awareness Month
Holiday Valley has joined forces with resorts across the country in promoting National Safety Awareness Month during January. Holiday Valley’s Safety Patrol has several activities planned to educate and bring safe skiing and riding to the forefront this month. According to Bill Steinbroner, head of the Safety Patrol, “Safe skiing and riding just makes sense. By observing Your Responsibility Code, chances are you’ll have a better day and so will everyone around you."
Learn the Code and Smart Style and you might win some nice prizes at the Valley this month!
SKI Magazine Ranks HV 5th in East
Readers of SKI Magazine ranked Holiday Valley the 5th best resort in eastern US and Canada. Leading the rankings is lifts as number 1 and service and on-mountain food as number 2. Dining and après ski rank third, lodging ranks fourth and off-hill activities and access rank fifth. Weather ranks number 6 and family programs rank number 7. Read the full article here.
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McCarty Cafe Open
COME AND SEE US! McCarty Cafe is open in the new Holiday Valley Lodge serving Starbucks coffee, espresso drinks, bagels, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and deli sandwiches. The Lodge is fabulous, the new salads are wonderful and we would love to see all of you! Open daily at 7:00 a.m.
Lake Effect Card
The Lake Effect Card is back! Purchase for $99 (plus tax), and it's good for one Resort Standard room night at the Inn at Holiday Valley any time - midweek, weekends or holidays - as long as we're under 90% occupied. You can reserve up to 48 hours in advance (but no farther out) and reservations may not be cancelled. Lake Effect Cards makes AWESOME Christmas presents! Buy now, the Lake Effect Card has a limited availability.
Wowie, Ellicottville now has its own bowling alley! It is located off Fillmore Ave, near the Village Park. Night time glow in the dark bowling and a great pizza place too!
Ski New York License Plate
Be the first on your block to sport a Ski New York license plate! Show your enthusiasm for skiing and help support recreational facilities in New York State! Click here to see a picture of the plate and find out how to order.