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Snow Report February 12, 2016 8:15 PM

Partly Cloudy
Snow Fall
Past 24 Hours
3 in.
Past 48 Hours
7 in.
Past 72 Hours
10 in.
Season Total
80 in.
Base Depth
19 - 44 in.
Primary Surface
Machine Groomed
Lifts Open
13 Lifts
Trails Open
53 Trails

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Canadian Eh?

page_602_hvseal.jpgIn the 1950's Ellicottville skiers would make an annual trek to Mt. Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. They loved the people, the architecture, the mountains and they especially loved the Molson's beer! In 1956 when these skiers decided to open a ski area of their own they borrowed many ideas from their favorite Canadian resort including the Bavarian look, the layout of the slopes...and the Molson's beer. The Holiday Valley seal to the left contains several Canadian symbols, including the Molson's! Holiday Valley Resort opened on January 7, 1958, and our good friends from the North have been skiing with us ever since. 

Special Canadian Events and Deals

Classic Season Pass  and Ultimate Pass purchases in Canada: go to Ski Pro or Corbetts for a special 15% exchange, cash or credit card on Classic Season Passes. (at this point) For Ultimate Season Passes, join the Corbett's or Ski Pro Club and purchase your Ultimate Pass at just 10% exchange!

For lift ticket purchases at Holiday Valley, bring your Canadian cash or cheque. Holiday Valley will “help” with the exchange, but we don’t know what the exact rate will be at this time. Purchase multi-day tickets for the best rates: 2 weekdays plus two nights $92 adults, $69 juniors. All weekend ticket (starting Friday at 4:00 through Sunday at 4:30) $118 adults, $95 juniors and no GST!

Canadian Friendship Week

Lift tickets and Equipment Rentals at Par for Canadian cash, January 4 through January 10, 2016. Canadian cash or check only.

Cabin Fever I and II

Purchase a voucher $24.99 to redeem for an 8-hour lift ticket at Holiday Valley on February 4 or March 15, 2016. Canadian Shops include Corbetts in Oakville, Ski Pro Shop in St. Catharines, Source For Sports in London, The North Face in Niagara Falls and Paramount in Guelph. 

March Break

Lodging packages available March 13-18, 2016. Skip the full day of traveling out west and spend a whole week of fun on the slopes. Up to 2 kids ski and stay free with their parents on a mid week package!

Directions and travel times. Holiday Valley is an easy 3 hour drive south of Toronto and only 1 hour south of the Peace Bridge. To check on border crossings go to the Peace Bridge website or call (800) 715-6722

Border Crossing

As of June 1, 2009 US and Canadian citizens must present a WHTI compliant document to cross the border between Canada and the United States. Click here for information about what documents qualify and other requirements.

If you are a frequent visitor from Canada, or a US citizen who travels to Canada often, you may qualify for the Nexus Program. Nexus allows you to use the dedicated Nexus lanes at both Canadian and US customs and eliminates routine customs and immigration questioning....which really means a quicker trip and more time on the slopes! Stop in our customer service office to pick up an application or call (866) 639-8726, or check out the CBSA web site.

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Everyone Loves Ellicottville!
Everyone Loves Ellicottville!

The Village, although it is only 1 square mile, is full of fun, activities, shops, restaurants and history to please folks of all ages and interests.

Stroll down the main streets and you'll find a genuinely friendly place. Soak up the down-to-earth hospitality and discover a unique collection of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, a microbrewery and intriguing galleries. Ellicottville's 19th century charm is lovingly preserved in its homes and historic buildings that sit on quiet tree lined streets.

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Kicksled Rentals
Kicksled Rentals

A fun activity the whole family can enjoy on the packed trails along the bottom of the slopes. Rentals available at the Tamarack Front Desk, $10 per hour.


Tubing is all the fun of old fashioned sledding, but even better with night lights, a warming hut, a bonfire, a skating rink and best of all...a ride back up the hill! There’s 2 tows and over 20 lanes including 3 group lanes. The Tubing Park is on Rt. 242 and Bryant Hill Road, 3 miles east of Ellicottville. We're open Thursday and Friday nights, plus days and nights on weekends and holidays. Join in the FUN of winter at the Holiday Valley Tubing Company in Ellicottville!