In the 1950's Ellicottville skiers would make an annual trek to Mt. Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. They loved the people, the architecture, the mountains and they especially loved the Molson's beer! In 1956 when these skiers decided to open a ski area of their own they borrowed many ideas from their favorite Canadian resort including the Bavarian look, the layout of the slopes...and the Molsons. Holiday Valley Resort opened on January 7, 1958, and our good friends from the North have been skiing with us ever since. Come join in the fun at Holiday Valley!
Come Stay and Play at Holiday Valley! Call 800-323-0020 for reservations.
Special Canadian Events
Best to pay with a credit card. Some Canadian credit cards charge a fee for out of the country purchases, some do not. Check with your bank.
Canadian Friendship Week Lift tickets and Equipment Rentals at Par for Canadian cash, January 2 through January 8, 2014. 2 for 1 Tubing and 2 for 1 Mountain Coaster Thursday through Sunday. Canadian cash only.
Winter Blues Fest in downtown Ellicottville, January 3-4, 2014. Ellicottville heats up January 3 and 4 during Winter Blues Weekend. Ellicottville's hot spots feature live, local Blues acts both Friday and Saturday nights.
Cabin Fever I and II. Purchase a voucher at participating shops in Canada for $23.99 to redeem for an 8-hour lift ticket at Holiday Valley on January 29 or March 11, 2014. Canadian Shops include Corbetts in Oakville, Ski Pro Shop in St. Catharines, Source For Sports in London and Paramount in Guelph. US stores include Snowflake/245 in Lockport NY, Phatman in Tonawanda, Ski Chalet in Niles, OH, Jamestown Cycle Shop in Jamestown, NY, Bergers in Corning NY, Red Door in Williamsville NY and Campus Wheel Works in Buffalo.
March Break lodging packages available. Skip the full day of traveling out west and spend a whole week of fun on the slopes. Up to 2 kids ski and stay free with their parents on a mid week package!
What to Do at Holiday Valley
The Mountain. With 58 slopes and trails and 13 lifts, 5 terrain parks, glades, bump runs and plenty of cruisers, there's something for everyone.
Activities for families and kids. Families have so much fun at Holiday Valley! From Mountain Adventures Ski and Snowboard lessons to the new Mountain Coaster to our 5 terrain parks to the Holiday Valley Tubing Company to the indoor/outdoor pool at the slope side Inn at Holiday Valley or the Tamarack Club to the many family friendly restaurants and shops in Ellicottville, kids and their families get a healthy dose of quality time at Holiday Valley.
Midweek packages where kids ski and stay free. Pick from the slope side Inn at Holiday Valley or the Tamarack Club, both with an indoor/outdoor heated pool and outdoor hot tub, or opt for the conveniences of home at a Holiday Valley Rental Management condo or townhouse. When Mom and Dad buy a midweek package, up to 2 children ski and stay free!
For lodging reservations or more information call 1-800-323-0020.
Lessons for kids. Kids, ages 3-12 love Holiday Valley's Mountain Adventures Ski and Snowboard programs so much they're hooked on skiing for life. You can combine Day Care with ski lessons for the little ones.
Lift ticket rates. You'll find our ticket rates reasonable and flexible. Purchase multi-day tickets for the best rates: 2 weekdays plus one night $90 adults, $69 juniors. All weekend ticket (starting Friday at 4:00 through Sunday at 4:30) $105 adults, $82 juniors. For the best daily exchange rate use your credit card...and no GST!
Directions and travel times. Holiday Valley is an easy 3 hour drive south of Toronto and only 1 hour south of the Peace Bridge. To check on border crossings go to the Peace Bridge website or call 800-715-6722.
As of June 1, 2009 US and Canadian citizens must present a WHTI compliant document to cross the border between Canada and the United States. Click here for information about what documents qualify and other requirements.
If you are a frequent visitor from Canada, or a US citizen who travels to Canada often, you may qualify for the Nexus Program. Nexus allows you to use the dedicated Nexus lanes at both Canadian and US customs and eliminates routine customs and immigration questioning....which really means a quicker trip and more time on the slopes! Stop in our customer service office to pick up an application or call 1-866-639-8726, or check out the CBSA web site.