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Sky High Climbing Forest at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville, New York, June 4, 2014 . . .    The Climbing Forest at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park is the only one of its kind in North America.  It was designed by Franz Muller of Monkey Hardware, a German company and Bahman Azarm of Outdoor Ventures.  Outdoor Ventures is also the designer of Sky High Aerial Park.
There are 10 trees outfitted with color coded climbing holds and the difficulty ranges from very easy (yellow) to very challenging (purple).  Each climber is fitted with a harness that is clipped into an Auto Belay system.  Once a climber reaches the top of the tree, they just let go and the belay system slowly lowers them to the ground.
Anyone aged five and up may enjoy the Climbing Forest.  There is also a kids’ area with two trees where the youngest climbers can climb about 6 feet up and climb back down.
Rates for the Climbing Forest are $15 for a one hour session.  The Climbing Forest is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until June 15 and then daily from June 20 through September 1, then weekends through mid-November.
Sky High is Holiday Valley's tree top outdoor adventure park located near the Tannenbaum Lodge at the western end of Holiday Valley.  In addition to the Climbing Forest, Sky High offers an Aerial Park and a Mountain Coaster.  Further   information is at www.holidayvalley.com/skyhigh.
Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, New York is a four season resort offering golf, swimming, lodging, dining, conference facilities and the Sky High Adventure Park during the summer months.  Holiday Valley is on the web at www.holidayvalley.com.  Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto. 
For further information, please contact:

Jane Eshbaugh
Marketing Director
Tel: 716.699.3904
E-mail: jeshbaugh@holidayvalley.com

Karl Eichner
Canadian Communications Consultant
Eichner & Associates
Tel: 705.778.2212
E-mail: keichner@nexicom.net