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Packages & Specials

                                                                                                                                                                          2013-2014 Winter Season

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.

 

The Mountain:                

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 slope style rails and jumps

Rail Park at Mardi Gras

Introductory features at the Progression Park and Burton Riglet Park for the tiniest riders

Intermediate features on Snoozer

Moonshadow Boardercross Course

 

Holiday Valley Tubing Company:                           

Located on Rt. 242 at Bryant Hill in Ellicottville.

20 lanes

Two handle tows

100 foot drop over 900 feet length

Li’l Tubers area for children under 42”

Ice Skating Rink

Warming hut with snack bar, fireplace and game room

Bonfire pit

 

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 7-11) (age 6 and under ski free)

8-hour weekend          $63                   $49

Night 4:00-10:00 p.m. $33                   $26

Day / Night Weekend  $67                   $51

Saturday & Sunday      $105                 $82

8-hour weekday          $53                   $42

Day / Night Weekday  $56                   $45

 

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 early 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, Mountain Coaster and Climbing Forest.

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.

Fitness trail.

 

Location:                                

50 miles south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto. 

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 closely held 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

       

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 lift passes 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

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