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May 2013

MEDIA FACT SHEET

 

Summer Season 2013

Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, New York

 

Background:                                  Holiday Valley, in Western New York State is a year-round resort featuring an 18-hole golf course, on-course lodging, restaurants, lounges, outdoor adventure park, conference facilities, spa, swimming pools, and hiking and mountain biking trails.  The golf course was nominated in 2009 for the best redesign in Golf Course Magazine.  Nearby Ellicottville is a charming village with festivals, shopping, dining and night life.

 

                                                          Winter facilities include 58 slopes and 13 lifts for skiing and snowboarding, lodging, dining, tubing and skier services.

 

Summer Season Facilities:           Newly renovated 18-hole golf course, the “Double Black Diamond”  -  6,500 yards, par 70.

Mel Sole Golf School.

Driving range and practice facility.

Falling Waters Spa.

John Harvard’s Brew House restaurant and pub.

McCarty Café coffee shop.

Convention and banquet facilities for groups of up to 1,000.

Golf shop / outdoor clothing and accessories.

Sky High Adventure Park including Aerial Park, Climbing Forest and Mountain Coaster.

Mountain biking trails and rentals.

Three-pool outdoor swim complex.

Fitness trail.

Spruce Lake.

 

Golf Scorecard:

Hole

Par

DBD tees

1

4

394

2

4

351

3

4

400

4

4

423

5

3

202

6

5

491

7

4

374

8

4

404

9

3

150

Front Nine

35

3189

10

3

171

11

4

365

12

3

187

13

4

446

14

5

548

15

3

220

16

4

458

17

5

480

18

4

429

Back Nine

35

3304

Total

70

6493

 

                                     

 

         

         

USGA Ratings:

Course

Slope

Double Black Diamond

72.2

126

Black Diamond

69.4

120

Blue Square

66.2

113

Green Circle

68.8

118

 

Rates (US Funds):                                                      Mon-Thu              Fr-Sa-Su

Greens Fees 18 holes     $34                       $44

Cart per person              $16                       $16

Golf Package - Two rounds, cart, lodging - from $132 per person.

 

Golf Season Length:           Early April through late October, weather permitting.

 

Sky High Adventure:         Aerial Adventure Park contains 103 platforms with bridges, ladders, obstacles and zip lines.  Eleven courses of varying difficulty, plus dual zip lines to the base.  Mountain Coaster ride has a 300 foot vertical drop and is 4,805 feet in length with an average grade of 15.2 percent. Sky High Climbing Forest has 10 trees outfitted with climbing holds and safety harnesses.

Mountain Biking

and Hiking:                           Four mile challenging loop through the resort, which connects to 35 miles of linked single track on 6,000 acres of state forest. Rated “Epic” by IMBA and recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

 

Conference Facilities:         Six* lodges with 22 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 1,000 people.  

 

Spa:                                        Falling Waters Spa with seven treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure area.  Located in the Tamarack Club.

 

Restaurant:                           John Harvard’s Brew House serves lunch and dinner featuring an extensive selection of craft brews and hearty meals.

                                                McCarty Café serving light breakfast, baked goods, deli sandwiches, beverages and coffee and espresso drinks.

 

Accommodations:                Resort owned Inn at Holiday Valley with 102 rooms, year-round indoor / outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.

Resort operated Tamarack Club with 138 rooms ranging from deluxe hotel rooms to three bedroom condominiums.  Year-round indoor / outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, sauna, on-site spa and restaurant.  Tamarack is an RCI Exchange property (www.rci.com).

Resort owned Holiday Valley Rental Management Service with 260 privately owned condominiums, townhouses and homes.

 

Local lodging: condominiums and townhouse - 300 units.                    Local lodges and B & Bs - 200 rooms.

Lodging within 30 miles - 600 rooms.

 

Pool Complex:                      Heated lap pool, activity pool with diving board and slide, and toddler wading pool plus sundeck and cabana bar.  Pool side food and beverage service.  Open May through August.

Location:                               50 miles south of Buffalo.  Three hours from downtown Toronto and Cleveland.

 

6557 Holiday Valley Road, PO Box 370

Ellicottville, NY 14731

 

GPS coordinates: Latitude 42.26282, Longitude 78.66895

Ownership:                            Win-Sum Ski Corp., a closed corporation owned by a small number of stockholders.  Stock is not publicly traded.  The resort was founded in 1957.  Win-Sum Ski Corp. owns and operates a wide variety of properties in conjunction with Holiday Valley Resort including the Inn at Holiday Valley, Holiday Valley Golf Course, the Tamarack Club, Holiday Valley Tubing Company, Holiday Valley Realty, the Ellicottville Health Center and other commercial property in Ellicottville.

 

Key Personnel:                     Dennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager

                                                 David Trathen, Vice President of Finance

                                                 Bonnie Koschir, Vice President of Operations

                                                Steven Crowley, Director of Mountain Operations

                                                 Steven Carney, Director of Summer Operations

                                                Jane Eshbaugh, Director of Marketing

         

Website:                                 www.holidayvalley.com

    

ATTENTION EDITORS

AND WRITERS:                    Holiday Valley staff are available to conduct resort tours and media are invited to use the resort’s facilities as part of a story or review. 

 

ATTENTION PROMOTION

DIRECTORS AND ON-AIR

HOSTS:                                 A limited number of complimentary greens fees are available for on-air promotions and contests.  As required, appropriate scripts will be provided by Holiday Valley’s marketing department.

For further information, please contact:

 

Jane Eshbaugh                                                             Karl Eichner, Eichner & Associates

Marketing Director                                                      Canadian Media Contact

Tel: 716.699.3904                                                       Tel: 705.778.2212

jeshbaugh@holidayvalley.com                                  keichner@nexicom.net