Other Winter Activities
Holiday Valley Tubing Company
If you're looking for outdoor family fun, this is the place! The Tubing Park is located 4 miles from Holiday Valley and 3 miles northeast of the Village of Ellicottville on Rt. 242 (just past the Birdwalk, off Bryant Hill Rd.) and is open Thursdays through Sundays. And new for 2013-14 is the addition of an outdoor skating rink (weather permitting).
Hop on the Mountain Coaster and get ready for a fun twisty-turney ride down the mountain through the trees! The Mountain Coaster is located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge and the winter hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 to 8:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 8:00 when the Tannenbaum lift is operating. (when in doubt check the snow report). Tickets are $8 per ride, 2 rides for $15 or a 10 pack for $65. You can save if you purchase a ride with your lift ticket, $6 per ride or $20 all day).
Meet our hosts at 10:30 AM weekends and holidays at the Trail Map kiosk in front of the Holiday Valley Lodge for a free guided tour of the mountain. Beginner and intermediate terrain used. Intermediate skills and lift ticket required.
Falling Waters Spa
After a great day on the slopes you deserve a bit of pampering! Treat your tired muscles to a therapeutic massage, available by appointment at Falling Waters Spa at the Tamarack Club, 716-677-9700. $70 for ½ hour, $105 for one hour. Seventy-five minute hot stone massage $160. 30 minute reflexology $55. Body wraps and face treatments also available.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
For an enjoyable change of pace try snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Snowshoeing requires no extrordinary skills, just walk with your feet a little farther apart! Some people use ski poles for balance, but be sure to wear comfortable and waterproof shoes or boots and water repellent pants. Both cross country skis and snowshoes are available for rent for $17 at Holiday Valley's rental shop. Use of the trails is free! Or if you want more of an adventure, we sell a 2 ride cross country ticket to take you to the top of Holiday Valley where you can ski the ridgeline from Cindy's all the way to Spruce Lake, about 3 miles one way. Allegany State Park is located about 13 miles south in Salamanca, NY. The Art Roscoe area is large trail network that offers free beginner and intermediate terrain through the forest.
This is the perfect winter to enjoy a sleigh-ride with your family or friends. Call the Crosspatch in nearby Salamanca for reservations, 716-938-6313. Website is thecrosspatch.com.
And Who Doesn't Like Shopping?
Whether you're looking for a pair of goggles, a fleece sweater, something special to bring home to the kids or a whole new ski or snowboard outfit, you can find just about anything at the Holiday Valley Mountain Shops. Visit us at the Yodeler Lodge or next to the Holiday Valley Lodge. In downtown Ellicottville shops you'll find a great variety of very special shops...several of the finest ski and snowboard specialty shops in Western New York, beautiful gifts, jewelry and toys at Kazoo II and Alexandra, unique home furnishings at Aardvark, fine jewelry at Few of a Kind, natural soaps, foods and health related items at Nature's Remedy, plus many more. Ellicottville is truly a shopper's delight, and not one chain store among them!