Canadian Eh?

holiday valley sealIn the 1950's Ellicottville skiers would make an annual trek to Mt. Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. They loved the people, the architecture, the mountains and they especially loved the Molson beer! In 1956 when these skiers decided to open a ski area of their own they borrowed many ideas from their favorite Canadian resort including the Bavarian look, the layout of the slopes...and the Molson beer. The Holiday Valley seal to the left contains several Canadian symbols, including the Molson! Holiday Valley Resort opened on January 7, 1958, and our good friends from the North have been skiing with us ever since. Well, except for during COVID! So WELCOME BACK CANADA!

Special Canadian Events and Deals

With our new online ticketing discounts it is generally now more cost effective to use your credit card to purchase the advanced ticket online, depending on your bank's exchange rate.  For lift ticket  purchases at Holiday Valley, bring Canadian cash or cheque.   

Purchase multi-day tickets for the best rates.

Canadian Friendship Week

Lift tickets and Equipment Rentals at Par for Canadian cash, January 3 through January 7, 2022. Canadian cash or check only.

Cabin Fever I and II

Purchase a voucher $25.99 to redeem for an 8-hour lift ticket at Holiday Valley on February 2 or March 15, 2022. Canadian Shops include Corbetts in Oakville, Ski Pro Shop in St. Catharines, Source For Sports in London, The North Face in Niagara Falls and Paramount in Guelph. US stores include Phatman in Tonawanda, Snowflake in Lockport, Jamestown Cycle Shop in Jamestown, NY,  Red Door in Williamsville NY, Ski Company in Rochester and Syracuse, NY, Mud Sweat 'n Gears in East Aurora, NY, The North Face in Victor, NY and Ski Chalet in Niles, Ohio. Vouchers go on sale one week in advance of each ski day.

March Break

Lodging packages are available March 13-17, 2022. Skip the full day of traveling out west and spend a whole week of fun on the slopes. Up to 2 kids ski and stay free with their parents on a mid week package!

Check out our 3 night midweek package at the slopeside Inn at Holiday Valley, Tamarack or a Holiday Valley Rental Property.

Check out our 5 night midweek package at the slopeside Inn at Holiday Valley, Tamarack or a Holiday Valley Rental Property.

Directions and travel times. Holiday Valley is an easy 3 hour drive south of Toronto and only 1 hour south of the Peace Bridge. To check on border crossings go to the Peace Bridge website or call (800) 715-6722

Border Crossing

The 2021 policy has just changed and at this point fully vaccinated Canadians can drive across the border starting November 1. You must be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination status to enter the US.  All travelers returning to Canada must submit contact and travel information in the ArriveCAN system within 72 hours before arrival to Canada. Travelers of less than 72 hours do NOT need to provide negative  PCR test, but those visiting for more than 72 hours do need the negative results of the PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. There is a free site in Ellicottville for Americans and Canadians who need this test.

As of June 1, 2009 US and Canadian citizens must present a WHTI compliant document to cross the border between Canada and the United States. Information on what documents qualify and other requirements.

If you are a frequent visitor from Canada, or a US citizen who travels to Canada often, you may qualify for the Nexus Program. Nexus allows you to use the dedicated Nexus lanes at both Canadian and US customs and eliminates routine customs and immigration questioning....which really means a quicker trip and more time on the slopes! Stop in our customer service office to pick up an application or call (866) 639-8726, or check out the CBSA web site.

US-Canada Border Crossing Guides