Press Room

Special Offers for Canadians 2016-17

September 27, 2016

Ellicottville New York, September 27, 2016 . . . Canadians have been flocking to Holiday Valley Resort ever since it opened in 1958.  In fact when the founders decided to open the ski area they borrowed many ideas from their favourite Canadian resort, Mt. St. Sauveur, including the Bavarian look, the layout of the slopes . . . and the Molson’s Beer.  …


Summer Isn't Over Yet

August 22, 2016

Wait! Summer’s Not Over Yet at Holiday Valley!
Ellicottville, New York, August 21, 2016 . . .  Even though Labour Day is approaching and the school year is about to begin, Holiday Valley still offers so many “green season” activities.  Travelers in September have the benefits of fewer fellow tourists and cooler weather.  …


Holiday Valley Gearing Up for Winter 2016-17

August 10, 2016


In the Heat of the Summer
Holiday Valley is Gearing Up for Winter Season

Ellicottville, New York, August 8, 2016 . . . Even though it’s the dog days of summer, Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, New York is preparing for the upcoming winter season.  According to Director of Mountain Operations, Steve Crowley, “ …


Canada Day/Independence Day Celebrations in Ellicottville

June 29, 2016

Canada Day / Independence Day
Celebrations in Ellicottville

Ellicottville, New York, June 29, 2016 . . . Holiday Valley and Ellicottville, New York celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day with their Canadian neighbours at the annual Ellicottville Summer Festival of the Arts, which combines America’s 4th of July with the July 1st  …


Summer Activities at Holiday Valley Resort

June 22, 2016


Endless Summer Activities at Holiday Valley Resort

Ellicottville, New York, June 21, 2016 . . . After the snow melts off the ski slopes, Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville offers a wide variety of summer activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Sky High Adventure Park includes the Aerial Park, the Climbing Forest and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster.  …


Holiday Valley Mudslide Trail Run

June 1, 2016


Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run

A Rip Roarin’ Slippery Slidin’ Obstacle Jumpin’ Trail Runnin’ Event

Ellicottville, New York, June 2, 2016 . . . .  Holiday Valley Resort is hosting the fifth annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 18th.  This off-road run takes place on the Holiday Valley ski trails where up to 1, …


Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley

May 16, 2016


Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville, New York, May 17, 2016 . . .  The snow has finally melted off Holiday Valley’s “Double Black Diamond” golf course and the summer season is getting underway.  As the name implies, the Double Black Diamond is quite challenging, but with the multiple tees on each hole, …


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.


< …


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 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, …