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Good News for Canadian Golfers

April 12, 2016




Holiday Valley has Good News for Canadian Golfers


Ellicottville, New York, April 14, 2016  . . . The new golf season is upon us and as a result of the mild winter on Holiday Valley’s ski slopes, even the scenic back nine is snow free.  The turf came through the winter in great shape and the front nine of the 18 hole “Double Black Diamond” at Holiday Valley opened on March 26th.  That’s a full 2 to 3 weeks earlier than planned.  


Holiday Valley is offering special incentives to visitors from Canada, starting with a 20% exchange rate.  This means that one dollar Canadian is worth 80 cents US when a customer pays in cash or cheque at Holiday Valley for lodging, golf or Sky High Adventure Park.  Spring rates are currently in effect and greens fees for 9 or 18 holes are just $25 until May 13th.  After May 13th greens fees are just $35 Monday through Thursday and $47 Friday through Sunday.  Carts are $11 for 9 holes or $17 for 18 holes.  A round trip to Ellicottville from Southern Ontario is less than one tank of gas away.  And be sure to fill up in the states as gas is currently less than $2.15 per US gallon. 


Transform your visit to Ellicottville into a vacation with lodging at the course-side Inn at Holiday Valley or the Tamarack Club.  The Inn and Tamarack offer indoor / outdoor heated pools and hot tubs.  The Inn serves a complimentary continental breakfast and there are kitchens in the Tamarack condominium units.  Tamarack is also home to John Harvard’s Brew House serving hearty comfort foods and 24 beers on tap and the Cabana Bar, pool complex and game deck are just outside the door.


The Maple Leaf Golf Package includes one night’s lodging at the course-side Inn and 2 days of golf with cart and $20 in resort credit.  Spring rates for this package start at just $133 per person, based on double occupancy, including tax!


Holiday Valley also offers a great group golf getaway with lodging in Tamarack 2-bedroom condos that comfortably sleep 4.  One night, 2 day packages start at $211 per night per person, quad occupancy, including tax!




In addition to the Double Black Diamond Course, there’s the 300 yard Practice Facility and Golf School.  Additional activities at Holiday Valley include Sky High Adventure Park, mountain biking and road biking, the Holiday Valley Pool complex and the charming village of  Ellicottville with great restaurants and unique shops.



Upcoming Events


From running races to festivals, there’s always something going on in Ellicottville. Here’s a preview of upcoming events.


Spring Happy Half Marathon and 5K, May 7th. 


Cycling Weekend, June 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Guided tours through the beautiful countryside of Cattaraugus County.


Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run, June 18th.  A 3.5 or 5.4 mile obstacle trail run with plenty of MUD and fun obstacles.


Ellicottville Summer Festival July 1st, 2nd and 3rd with music on the slopes, downtown crafts show, pet parade, strawberry festival and more.  Rusted Root plays on Friday, the Buffalo Philharmonic on Saturday with a HUGE fireworks show and 38 Special plays on Sunday.


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Tamarack Club Awarded RCI Gold Crown Status

March 17, 2016


The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley Awarded with the RCI Gold Crown Resort Property Designation
Based on Guest Feedback

Resort honoured for excellence in accommodations, hospitality and RCI subscribing member experience

Ellicottville, New York, March 18, 2016 . . .  The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley today announced it has earned the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort designation by RCI, …


Holiday Valley Winter Carnival 2016

March 3, 2016

Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival Will Light up Ellicottville
March 12th and 13th

Ellicottville, New York, March 4, 2016 . . . Get ready to party - Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival is about to light up the town!  According to Jane Eshbaugh, Director of Marketing, “Carnival is such a fun weekend for our guests and our staff.  What a great way to welcome spring skiing and riding.  And the bonus is that all those folks who come to town for the event see that there’ …


Snowy February Weather

February 12, 2016


Holiday Valley Cheers the Snowy Weather
Resort and Ellicottville Will Benefit

Ellicottville, New York, February 12, 2016 . . . With up to 17 inches of snow predicted in the next two days and more on the way, Holiday Valley Resort and the businesses in Ellicottville are delighted.  Holiday Valley’s President, Dennis Eshbaugh said, “This weather is perfectly timed.  We’ …


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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Holiday Valley Mudslide Trail Run
Holiday Valley Mudslide Trail Run

Get ready to get MUDDY on June 18. Everyone has fun at the Mudslide! 3.5 or 5.4 mile courses, 11+ obstacles, plus great prizes, goodie bags, vendor village and after race party with a cookout and BEER!. Kids' race too! Great family event, girfriends, your office co-workers...everyone!

Sky High
Sky High

It's the MOST FUN you'll have all summer! Sky High Adventure Park is physically and mentally challenging, but you can decide just how much to turn up the dial. Start with a yellow course that's lowest to the ground and has the easiest obstacles and work your way up to greens, blues, blacks...and if you dare, the double black commando!

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Golf Play and Stay Packages

The Double Black Diamond Course is challenging and scenic - you'll defintely want to play more than one day! Enjoy course side lodging packages, pools, the Village of Ellicottville and all of the many other amenities at Holiday Valley!

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