Fan Mail

Holiday Valley is a great place... but don't just take our word for it! Here's what our guests have to say...

Weddings...

"We just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for making our wedding day special. It was seriously flawless!
You guys continued to amaze us! "

Winter...

"Holiday Valley does a really good job of putting money back into the mountain. Every year they do a big improvement, whether it is a new main lodge, new parking areas, a new trail, new snowmaking equipment, etc. Family friendly, great place to learn how to ski."

"Our first family ski trip with 3 of 4 of us as first time skiers. The price and proximity from West Toronto area made it a good option for us. But it was the friendliness of the staff, the fantastic kid friendly instructors, my experience with Curtis, Bob and Jim in the Ski School and the overall great customer service will have us returning for many years."

"Best ski slopes in the area. Amenities are constantly updated. Great experience for individuals and families. Kids lessons are personal and very helpful for new skiers."

"Love snowboarding here! Great mix of runs for all levels of ability. Friendly staff, nice lodge, beside a cool little town."

"A Canadian secret! Holiday Valley, situated an hour and half from the Peace Bridge, offers a winter wonderland of activities highlighted by some of the biggest ski/snowboard runs in the area. For maximum saving: wait and buy a night pass at 3pm for half price."

"Great skiing resort and they're very friendly with Canadians which is nice. Tannenbaum/Happy Glades is my favourite!"

"Really liked the area. Plenty of terrain to explore. The lines are short, lodge is nicely designed. Staff is posted at critical points. First ski resort I've been to where a staff member opened the door for me, even though I wasn't carrying anything. The cherry was the blue skies, nicely groomed trails, no wind, and no lift lines!"

"Always a great experience, definetly the top spot in WNY for any skiing or snowboarding. With many trails of various difficulty and length, there's plenty of room to explore."

"We drove 5.5 hours from Michigan to see what the other side of Lake Erie is like for skiing and all hoped and expectations were exceeded. 1. The staff we encountered were all very friendly and helpful. 2. The terrain is varied, well-maintained, and expansive. 3. Lake effect snow. 4. Lodging is basic, clean, and has everything you need. 5. Plenty of ski/board shops around town. In summary, the Petoskey area resorts are a 4 hour drive for us but we find it more than worth the extra hour and a half to get the elevation of Holiday Valley."

"WOW.....if you could bottle yesterday and keep it forever what a memory! Jan and I watched winter leave and spring arrive going up the Yodeler chair and I have to say I have never seen such a day."

"We have been coming for a number of years and it only gets better.....the snow and grooming we had during our visit surpassed anything we have experienced. The Thursday morning first runs down "Morning Star" to the "Eagle" chair were out of this world. Once again our family kept our "streak" going by never waiting in any kind of line to get on a chair! The helpfulness of the Inn's Front Desk personnel and Housekeeping is the best of any resort I have stayed in. We look forward to skiing HV for many years to come."

"I have heard that HV was very good. Now, I know it first hand. So glad I came."

"Awesome place to visit with friends and family. With 60 trails to offer and great lodges. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great food and shops offering the true mountain town experience just minutes down the road."

Lessons...

"This was an amazing place to spend time with friends, even if you're a beginner at either snowboarding and skiing - the lessons there were so helpful and the whole place was managed and run smoothly! I would come back."

"We love Holiday Valley. Short drive from where we are in Southern Ontario but closer than Milton for us. We have taken classes and they were the best."

Apres...

"Great slopeside apres ski at John Harvard's. Great spot to unwind after a day on the slopes. Food is good and atmosphere is accommodating for families."

Lodging...

"Been visiting Ellicottville for years and always stay at the Holiday Valley Inn. Rooms are clean, spacious, outside lockers for skis, great breakfast, indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub. Slope side rooms are great! I highly recommend this place. 20 mins from Allegany casino."

"It's a great time. A lot of the runs are big and wide, and there are some cool glades. Varied and fun terrain. Our place at the Tamarack Lodge was nice, clean and moments from a lift. Free ski check was nice. I had a good time, would go back."

"We love it here. We felt the rooms were excellent value even for our Canadian dollars. The indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs are amazing. The room service at Tamarack is the most reasonably priced. The staff are always extremely friendly and helpful, in the hotel and on the chairlifts. The ski valet is great. It is an easy 3 hour drive from Southwestern Ontario (London) & the town of Ellicottville is a quaint uncrowded little gem. It is a great family getaway. We are already planning out next trip back."

Families...

From a 10 year old's point of view via TripAdvisor: "This is an amazing place! Has a heated indoor/outdoor pool, spa and exirsize room. We went skiing, swimming and made smores over a fire outside. There were many trails at the ski mountain, and the lifts were high speed. The rooms (at Tamarack) were big and very nice. We are definitely coming back."

 "My kids love HV and we always comeback multiple times every year because service and accommodations are great and the experience is consistently excellent year after year."

"Very family friendly resort, variety of terrain for all experience levels. Minimal line ups, maximum efficiency! Remains an absolute winter holiday fave!"

"Great ski resort whether you are bringing the family or not. Several high speed lifts make sure you don't spend half your day in a line up. Varied trails, big jumps, moguls, freestyle runs - you name it they got it! Good food in the cafeteria, friendly staff throughout and most importantly... slopeside waffles! You'll come back again and again."

"The lift operators were friendly and amazing at slowing the lifts for my young child."

"All the amenities are so close together it was great that our kids could ski and swim in an outdoor pool and have dinner all without getting in a car"