MEDIA FACT SHEET
Holiday Valley Resort
Ellicottville, New York
Background: Holiday Valley, in Western New York State is a leading eastern North American winter resort. Fifty-eight slopes and 13 lifts (including three high speed quads) are spread over four distinct faces that offer challenging steeps, gentle cruisers, glades and fun terrain parks. A mountain coaster ride adds to the wintertime thrills. Three beautiful base lodges provide full service dining, marketplaces and coffee bars as well as ski and snowboard rentals and repair, two ski shops and four bars. Fantastic children’s ski programs and on-site day care means convenience and flexibility for families. Comfortable lodging is available on the slopes and in nearby Ellicottville, a quaint ski town with shops, restaurants and après-ski fun.
Top elevation 2,250 feet.
Base elevation 1,500 feet.
Vertical drop 750 feet.
Total acres 1,400.
Skiable acres 300 day and 180 night.
Miles of skiing 30.
Slopes and trails 58 slopes.
Night skiing 37 slopes.
The Lifts: Total number of lifts and tows 13.
Total uphill capacity 25,050 skiers / hour.
11 quad chairlifts (three are high speed).
One surface tow.
One magic carpet.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing: 10 km trails around base area (easier).
6.0 km packed trail along ridgeline (more and most difficult).
Terrain Parks and Features: Five terrain parks
42 / 78 Park – Largest slopestyle rails and jumps
Rail Park at Mardi Gras
Introductory features at the Progression Park
Intermediate features on Snoozer
Moonshadow Boardercross Course
Holiday Valley Tubing Company: Located on Rt. 242 at Bryant Hill in Ellicottville.
Two handle tows.
100 foot drop over 900 feet length.
Li’l Tubers area for children under 42”
Warming hut with snack bar, fireplace and game room.
Accommodations: Resort owned Inn at Holiday Valley with 102 rooms.
Resort owned Holiday Valley Rental Management Service with 260 privately owned condominiums, townhouses and homes.
Tamarack Club Condominium Hotel with 138 condominiums and hotel rooms
Additional local lodging:
Condominiums and townhouse - 300 units.
Local lodges and B & Bs - 200 rooms.
Lodging within 30 miles - 600 rooms.
Rates (US Funds): Adult Junior (age 6-11)
8-hour weekend $60 $4
Night 4:00-10:00 p.m. $33 $26
Day / Night Weekend $65 $49
Saturday & Sunday $102 $79
8-hour weekday $52 $41
Day / Night Weekday $55 $44
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Season Length: Late November to mid-April, weather permitting.
Non-Ski Season Facilities: Newly renovated 18-hole golf course, the “Double Black Diamond” - 6,504 yards, par 70.
Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School.
Driving range and practice facility.
Sky High Adventure Park with Aerial Park and Mountain Coaster
3-Pool swim complex.
Convention and banquet facilities for groups of up to 700.
Golf shop / outdoor clothing and accessories.
35 miles of Mountain biking trails
Location: 50 miles south of Buffalo, NY
6557 Holiday Valley Road, PO Box 370
Ellicottville, NY 14731
GPS coordinates: Latitude 42.26282, Longitude 78.66895 Source: Google Maps.
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 and Rental Management, 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
Ron Kubicki, Snowsports School Director
Jane Eshbaugh, Director of Marketing
Steven Carney, Director of Summer Operations
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 lift passes are available for on-air promotions and contests. As required, appropriate scripts will be provided by Holiday Valley’s marketing department.
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