October 8-9, 2022

Fall Festival is a weekend of fun for the whole family with chairlift rides, mountain top cookouts and music. The Village is one big celebration with street vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, sales and tons-o-fun. Most activities run from 10AM to 5PM in Ellicottville. The Fall Scramble 4 or 8 mile Trail Run is on Saturday. More info on the run and registration can be found by clicking here.

Please note: the chairlift rides are for people only...dogs must hike up. And please keep your dog on a leash during Fall Festival. NO COOLERS OR BACKPACKS ALLOWED on the chairlift.

*Chairlift rides are also available on Spruce Lake Quad. 

Chairlift Ticket Sales

Prepurchase your chairlift ride ticket online to enter the express line! Day-of tickets are available at the main ticket windows at the Resort Services Center. Age 6 and under are free.

Fall Fest Chairlift tickets

Entertainment

Saturday, October 8

  12 – 4PM: Tommy Z Band at the top of Mardi Gras 

  4 – 7PM: Jay McDonnell at Cabana Bar

Sunday, October 9

  12 – 4PM: Porcelain Train Band at the top of Mardi Gras

Fall Fest Tips:

  • If you plan to ride the chairlift, purchase your lift ticket in advance! This will save you a lot of time and effort the day of your visit. 
  • Once you make your purchase, you can pick up your lift ticket at one of our PUB machines, located outside of the Customer Service Building, on the bottom floor of the Resort Center, at Sky High Adventure Park, at The Inn and within The Tamarack Club.
  • After purchasing your lift tickets online, take a screenshot of the code that you need to scan at the PUB machine (just in case you aren't able to get good cell reception once you arrive in town).
  • Dress appropriately. You never know what October weather will bring so hope for the best but come prepared for anything.
  • Have proper footwear. You might just end up hiking up (or down) a ski slope. The right shoes make all the difference.
  • Dogs, backpacks and coolers are not allowed on the chairlift.
  • This year, music and food/drinks will be back at the top of Mardi Gras.
  • Food/drinks at the top of Mardi Gras will be cash only purchases. There will be an ATM at the top of Mardi Gras for your convenience. 
  • Music will be playing at the top of Mardi Gras from 12-4PM and at the Cabana Bar from 4-7PM.
  • The Mardi Gras lift runs from 12 - 4PM. 
  • Children age 6 and under are free to ride the lift. 

Weekend Schedule of Events

OCTOBER 7    
9AM – 6PM Sky High Aerial Park Tannenbaum Lodge
11AM – 6PM Mountain Coaster Tannenbaum Lodge
12PM – 6PM Mountain Shop & Golf Tent Sale Holiday Valley Lodge
4PM – 8PM Ski Swap Sale / Check-in Holiday Valley Lodge
October 8    
7:30AM Fall Scramble Race Yodeler Lodge
9AM – 6PM Sky High Aerial Park Tannenbaum Lodge
9AM – 5PM Mountain Shop & Golf Tent Sale Holiday Valley Lodge
9AM – 12PM Ski Swap Check-in Holiday Valley Lodge
9AM – 5PM Ski Swap Sale Holiday Valley Lodge
10AM – 5PM Customer Service Building Open Resort Services Building
11AM – 5PM Spruce Lake Scenic Lift Rides Spruce Lake Chairlift
11AM – 6PM Mountain Coaster Tannenbaum Lodge
12PM – 4PM Mardi Gras Scenic Lift Rides Mardi Gras Xpress
12PM – 4PM  Mountain Top Cookout & Music Top of Mardi Gras
12PM – 4PM Tommy Z Band  Top of Mardi Gras
3:30PM Birds of Prey Show Top of Spruce Lake
4PM – 7PM Music by Jay McDonnell Cabana Bar
October 9    
9AM – 6PM Sky High Aerial Park Tannenbaum Lodge
10AM – 3PM Mountain Shop & Golf Tent Sale Holiday Valley Lodge
10AM – 3PM  Ski Swap Sale  Holiday Valley Lodge
10AM – 4PM Customer Service Building Open   Resort Services Building
11AM – 5PM Spruce Lake Scenic Lift Rides Spruce Lake Chairlift
11AM – 6PM Mountain Coaster Tannenbaum Lodge
12PM – 4PM   Mardi Gras Scenic Lift Rides  Mardi Gras Xpress
12PM – 4PM  Mountain Top Cookout & Music  Top of Mardi Gras
12PM – 4PM   Porcelain Train Band  Top of Mardi Gras
3:30PM Birds of Prey Show Top of Spruce Lake
4PM – 7PM   NFL Games Cabana Bar

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