On-Mountain use of Service Animals During Winter Season:

Holiday Valley supports the use of trained service animals at the Resort. All service animals must meet current ADA guidelines including, but not be limited to: remaining under the direct control of the user at all times; be house broken; and be trained and utilized for a specific disability approved by ADA regulations. Holiday Valley's policy states that no animals shall be allowed on ski slopes or chairlifts during the winter season. The use of service animals on chairlifts and ski slopes directly conflicts with Holiday Valley's safety requirements and impedes the reasonably safe operation of Holiday Valley's on-slope activities. These safety concerns include the real potential for conflicts between service animals and skiers and riders and are compounded by the large volume of slope and trail use. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.

 

On-Mountain use of Service Animals During Summer Season:

Holiday Valley supports the use of trained service animals during the summer operating season. All service animals must meet current ADA guidelines including, but not be limited to: remaining under the direct control of the user at all times; be house broken; and be trained and utilized for a specific disability approved by ADA regulations. Holiday Valley's policy states that no animals shall be permitted to ride chairlifts. The use of service animals on chairlifts directly conflicts with Holiday Valley's safety requirements and impedes the reasonably safe operation of Holiday Valley's chairlifts.  These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.

Holiday Valley gladly makes reasonable accommodations to transport a guest and his/her service animal to the mountaintop by Ranger during the summer operating season.  Please contact us at 716-699-2345 at least three days in advance, if possible, to request an accommodation.