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.
Special Canadian Events and Deals
Classic Season Pass and Ultimate Pass purchases in Canada: go to Ski Pro or Corbetts for a special 15% exchange, cash or credit card on Classic Season Passes. (at this point) For Ultimate Season Passes, join the Corbett's or Ski Pro Club and purchase your Ultimate Pass at just 10% exchange!
For lift ticket purchases at Holiday Valley, bring cash or check. Holiday Valley will “help” with the exchange, but we don’t know what the exact rate will be at this time. Purchase multi-day tickets for the best rates: 2 weekdays plus two nights $92 adults, $69 juniors. All weekend ticket (starting Friday at 4:00 through Sunday at 4:30) $118 adults, $95 juniors and no GST!
Canadian Friendship Week Lift tickets and Equipment Rentals at Par for Canadian cash, January 4 through January 10, 2016. Canadian cash or check only.
Cabin Fever I and II. Purchase a voucher $24.99 to redeem for an 8-hour lift ticket at Holiday Valley on February 4 or March 15, 2016.
March Break lodging packages (link to Inn at Holiday Valley packages and deals page) available March 13-18, 2016. 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!
Directions and travel times
Click here for a map and directions. 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 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.
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 two nights $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!