In 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
For lift ticket purchases (lift prices here) at Holiday Valley, bring your Canadian cash or cheque. Holiday Valley is offering a 20% exchange. To calculate the cost using Candian cash, divide the US cost by .8. An 8-hour weekend ticket is $72 US, or $90 in Canadian cash.
Purchase multi-day tickets for the best rates: 2 weekdays plus two nights $106 adults, $76 juniors. All weekend ticket (starting Friday at 3:30 through Sunday at 4:30) $125 adults, $100 juniors and no GST!
Lift tickets and Equipment Rentals at Par for Canadian cash, January 2 through January 8, 2018. Canadian cash or check only.
Cabin Fever I and II
Purchase a voucher $25.99 to redeem for an 8-hour lift ticket at Holiday Valley on February 1 or March 13, 2018. 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.
Lodging packages will be available March 11-16, 2018. 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.
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.
US-Canada Border Crossing Guides