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Snow Report February 7, 2016 11:12 PM

30° Mostly Cloudy
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0 in.
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Season Total
71 in.
Base Depth
16 - 41 in.
Primary Surface
Machine Groomed
Lifts Open
12 Lifts
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44 Trails

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Good News Canada

January 28, 2016

Holiday Valley has Good News for Canadians

Ellicottville, New York, January 27, 2016  . . . As Holiday Valley approaches their 60th season, General Manager, Dennis Eshbaugh reflects on the influence of Canadians over the years.  “The founders of Holiday Valley modeled our resort on their favourite ski areas in the Laurentians.   …


Holiday Valley Resort Opens Sunday, December 20

December 20, 2015

Holiday Valley Resort Opens Sunday, December 20

Holiday Valley will be opening for the 2015-16 season on Sunday, December 20 at 10AM and will operate until 10PM. The Yodeler lift and 2 slopes, Yodeler and the Candy Cane loop, will be open with a variable machine groomed packed powder surface and a 6 to 24& …


Holiday Valley 3rd in the East

September 23, 2015
SKI Magazine Reader Rankings 

(September 23, 2015, Ellicottville, NY…) SKI Magazine readers ranked Holiday Valley 3rd best among the top resorts in eastern North America for the 2015-16 season. “We’re so appreciative of our customers who choose Holiday Valley as one of their favorite resorts”, said Dennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager of the resort. “And to be listed among these highly respected eastern resorts is very exciting.” When asked how Holiday Valley manages be listed in the top 10 year after year, …


Holiday Valley Announces $4 Million in Improvements

July 20, 2015

Ellicottville New York, July 20, 2015 . . . Holiday Valley’s President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced the reinvestment of $4 million in resort improvements for the 2015-16 season.  According to Eshbaugh, “One of the keys to Holiday Valley’s success is that we consistently reinvest in our resort.  We stay at the forefront of technology, but also keep our guests coming back because they know we work hard to make their time at Holiday Valley memorable and fun.”   

Headlining the projects is the installation of 37 new HKD Impulse automated snowguns.  The new guns are installed on Fiddler’s Elbow and Tannenbaum.  Holiday Valley now has an arsenal of 237 automated snowguns that result in impressive manmade snow quality and quantity.  Automation increases efficiency and energy savings while providing the best possible manmade snow.  …


Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

May 27, 2015
It’s Good Family Fun

Ellicottville, New York, May 27, 2015 . . . The fourth annual Mudslide is scheduled for Saturday, June 20th starting at 10:00 a.m. on the trails of Holiday Valley.  Besides the beautiful scenery and great vibes of Ellicottville, the thing that makes the Mudslide unique is that there’s no barbed wire, electric shocks or ice water plunges; it’s just a fun course with 11 unique obstacles (and plenty of mud) that the whole family can enjoy.  Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the most creative.

Course Route

There are two courses to choose from: a 3.5 mile distance that actually has a 600 foot drop in elevation and a more challenging 5.4 mile course.  The long course includes a significant amount of uphill that is so steep in sections that there are ropes to help runners scramble up.  Competitors ride the chairlift to the starting line at Spruce Lake.  …

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Everyone Loves Ellicottville!
Everyone Loves Ellicottville!

The Village, although it is only 1 square mile, is full of fun, activities, shops, restaurants and history to please folks of all ages and interests.

Stroll down the main streets and you'll find a genuinely friendly place. Soak up the down-to-earth hospitality and discover a unique collection of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, a microbrewery and intriguing galleries. Ellicottville's 19th century charm is lovingly preserved in its homes and historic buildings that sit on quiet tree lined streets.

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Kicksled Rentals
Kicksled Rentals

A fun activity the whole family can enjoy on the packed trails along the bottom of the slopes. Rentals available at the Tamarack Front Desk, $10 per hour.


Tubing is all the fun of old fashioned sledding, but even better with night lights, a warming hut, a bonfire, a skating rink and best of all...a ride back up the hill! There’s 2 tows and over 20 lanes including 3 group lanes. The Tubing Park is on Rt. 242 and Bryant Hill Road, 3 miles east of Ellicottville. We're open Thursday and Friday nights, plus days and nights on weekends and holidays. Join in the FUN of winter at the Holiday Valley Tubing Company in Ellicottville!