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Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park

Ellicottville, New York . . . Anyone who has enjoyed the excitement of skiing or snowboarding at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York will find summer at Holiday Valley Resort equally as thrilling.  Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Mountain Coaster opened in summer of 2011.

The $2.5 million Sky High Adventure Park is located in the Tannenbaum area of the resort.  The Aerial Park is a unique outdoor experience in which visitors can explore eleven tree top courses; crossing platforms and bridges, climbing ladders, navigating obstacles and soaring on zip lines.  The platforms are built in the trees and the bridges connect the platforms.  The bridge may be a log, hanging chunks of wood or many other options and the challenge is to figure out how to get across to the next platform.  It is not a strength issue; it is more strategy and balance.  There are nine different courses with each increasing level taking you to new heights.  Some courses have zip lines between areas, but it is very different from what most people think of as zip lines.  Everyone gets a harness that has a special locking lanyard that safeguards you from falling if you slip or let go.

The Mountain Coaster is similar to a roller coaster with cars that ride on a track.  One or two riders load a car adjacent to the Tannenbaum Lodge and ride up the hill parallel to the Spruce Lake lift.  At the apex the car begins its thrilling descent zigzagging and spiraling down through the woods.  Riders can accelerate or decelerate using handles on the sides of the car.

The Aerial Adventure Park is open to anyone ages seven and up on weekends from early May to mid-June.  The park is open daily from mid-June through Labor Day and  open on weekends from mid-September through late November.  Daily rates for a three hour session are $47 per person.  Packages including the Mountain Coaster Rides will be available and are priced as follows: three hour Aerial including one Ride on the Mountain Coaster $51 / person or three hour Aerial including the all day Mountain Coaster $59 / person.  Group rates are also available.

ATTENTION EDITORS, PROMOTION DIRECTORS & ASSIGNMENT DIRECTORS:  High resolution images of the Aerial Adventure Park are available.  Media are invited to try out the Aerial Adventure Park as part of a story or review.  In addition, a limited number of passes are available for radio on-air promotional giveaway.  Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s Marketing Director is available for media interviews.
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Holiday Valley, in Western New York State is a leading eastern North American four-season 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.  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.  An 18-hole golf course, 35 miles of mountain bike trails and a three-pool complex provide summer activities.  Comfortable lodging is available on the slopes and in nearby Ellicottville.  The village has many quaint shops and restaurants, day spas and nearby horseback riding.  The truly unique Griffis sculpture park is located just north of the resort and a large Amish settlement is a short drive away.

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