Why We Love Holiday Valley

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

"I love Holiday Valley. Thank you."

"You exceed my expectations because it is evident that there is a culture and commitment to do things right!"


"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! "


"I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing ski season especially with all of the extra challenges you faced. I live almost three hours away but enjoy making the trip from Ohio to your resort every year. You do an excellent job of taking care of your resort and making upgrades that benefit all that come to visit. I hope to be able to come and enjoy the adventure course this summer!" MS

"My son, daughter and I went to your resort today and took snowboarding lessons. First off, the man in the parking lot was very nice in directing us where to go as we have never been there before. The older gentleman in the area that took my information was extremely nice and helped calm my nerves. Also the three young men at the equipment rentals were so helpful in having my kids get properly sized, for their boots, boards and helmets. Lastly our instructors Domenic and Kathy were outstanding! Very patient, thorough and quick to give praise when we did something right. From every angle I was not only satisfied, but impressed. We want to make this a seasonal thing that our family can do together and with other families. My 14 yr old is in "that stage" right now where he complains about everything, but this kept him engaged and having fun. Thank you again for everything and hopefully we'll see you in a couple weeks!" TS

"Just want to say what an amazing 3 days at Holiday Valley!! Friday morning — I felt like I was in Utah! The birds (eagle, falcon and hoot owl), the trees, holy cow I forgot how big this hill can be when we have great snow!!  So just wanted to let you know what an amazing job the guys did keeping us skiing and being prepared for the real snow that always shows!!!" JW

"My children had ski and snowboard lessons for the first time ever on 1/3/2021. I was thrilled with ALL of their instructors!!! They did such an amazing job being just chill and patient with them. They did not intimidate my kids at all and were so kind and chatty with them. The instructors are doing a phenomenal job. Keep up the great culture!" JB

"We had a big turn out for a company family night at the tubing park last night. The HV crew were so very accommodating. The space was perfect for social distancing and an opportunity  for us to interact a bit more normal. I would recommend  this to all small businesses as a remarkable event to bring your team together under the long period of COVID management." PK

"Loved Every Minute! Holiday Valley did not disappoint! Well groomed slopes with lots of variety for everyone. Friendly, helpful staff at every point of our stay. The room was spotless and we could even ski to the door. Absoultely recommend a visit. We will be back!" SM, Google Review

"This is our first yr as season members. We fell in love with skiing later in life and we are loving it! Holiday Valley has a run for every level skier. The snow making crew have done a phenomenal job with this crazy warm winter! Already looking forward to next year!" Kelly, Google Review

"Starting my fifty-first year of skiing here. Keeps getting better all the time."

"Dreamy woods and powder" JC, Google Review

"Very Welcoming, lots to do. Great slopes and food is great. Lodging is wonderful. I had a fantastic time, beautiful view. Very relaxing even if not skiing." Shani E, Google Review

"LOVE Holiday Valley, wonderful place to go. Staff is friendly, accommodating. Rooms clean, view breathtaking.." Tammy V, Google Review

"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."


"My sons ranked Sky High alongside Disney World, and can't wait to go back. Definitely easier to pull off more often." Aly W, Yelp Review

"This place is so awesome in the summer too. Zipline and tree top trekking are a blast here. They also have a ride through the woods on the gravity coaster, what a blast. You like adventure...you have to try the zip line adventure." Mike T, Google Review

"Love the pool area and all they offer here! So much fun! Also the views are amazing!" Google Review

"Oh wow! We had a blast <at Sky High>! We took our 7 and 9 year old boys and the conquered it. We will def come back." Amanda and Jordan H, Google Review

"One word. AWESOME!" <Sky High> Michael M. Google Review

"Amazing course! <Double Black Diamond Golf> Super fun to play and challenging with amazing views! Super friendly staff, pro shop has everything you would need and we're very helpful! Thanks for the great day me and my son had a great time!" Jerami A, Google Review


"Learn to Ski Package...I had Stephen teach me. He was awesome. Built up my confidence and took time. He cheered me on...I had a really good time there today. Thank you to Stephen and to all at Holiday Valley" Sara, Trip Advisor Review

"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."


"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."


Review of the Inn at Holiday Valley: "Old-school, “vintage” ski motel in immaculate condition. Spotlessly clean, friendly front-desk employees and excellent location. Steps to a chair lift with no line"

"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."


From Shanna's Trip Advisor review..."We love this place, such fun exciting things to do. Everyone must try it! There's something for everyone - kids, parents, families - from tree tops to skiing depending on the season. It's for everyone who loves nature and enjoys the small town."

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"