Drones are not allowed at Holiday Valley during operating hours. Special permission may be granted to FAA licensed pilots during non-operating hours. Requests should be directed to Customer Service Manager, Donna Hallick at (716) 699-3931.
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Holiday Valley Snowmaking
Night Shift Snowmaking Supervisor, Dan Aldrich gives us the run down on how we prepare and sustain through rain and warmer temperatures throughout the season. Just because there's no snow in your backyard, doesn't mean we don't have any! In fact, we have plenty!
"One of the bigger misconceptions we have is if there's no snow in our backyard, there's no snow up here. That's not really the case." - HV Snowmaker Dan Aldrich
Take an inside look at how our snowmakers use both SNOWsat - a snow depth measuring system we're using - and an unmatched HKD Automated Snowmaking System to create and maintain a consistent snow surface.
Even through the multiple warm weather cycles we've seen this winter, our snowmakers and snowmaking system have answered the call. Folks, there's lots of snow up here. And for that, please #thankasnowmaker
Shot on 1-9-20
HV Yodeler 1-8-20
With over 7" of fresh snow today, everyone was having a blast!
HV Yodeler 1-5-20
This week for our HV Yodeler Resort Report, we met up with the Prezpiora's from Chardon, Ohio on Sunday 1-5. They love coming to Holiday Valley to have fun quality family time and we're getting some fresh snow this week!
Learn to Love Winter Day
The entire month of January is Learn a Snowsport Month, and you can learn to ski or snowboard for half price! During the day you'll pay $34.50 or at night $24.50 for a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard equipment and a beginner's area lift ticket (good for the Boardwalk, Slippery Streets Conveyor and Creekside Quad Chairlift). Daytime lessons are at 10:30 and 1:30 (arrive at least a half hour early to give yourself time to get your equipment) and night time lessons are at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Signup for daytime lessons is at the Creekside Lodge, and night time signups are at the Snowsports desk/Rental Shop in the main lodge, ground floor. So get your friends together because you'll have a great time learning, laughing and sharing this amazing sport!
Learn to Love Winter Day- Friday, January 10th, 2020
Mountain Ski Fest 2020
January 24th, 9am-5pm. A day of skiing, riding,food, drink and good fun. Equipment Demos, race, clinics.
Holiday Valley is FUN for kids!
Kids rule at Holiday Valley. From our terrific children's ski and snowboard programs to the family-friendly Inn at Holiday Valley to the fun loving Village of Ellicottville, we love kids! And kids and their families love Holiday Valley...we were rated #2 in the East for "Kid Friendly" by SKI Magazine readers for 2015! There's so much to do...including having the undivided attention of your parents! From exploring secret trails through the woods to flying down the Mountain Coaster to learning about REAL Native Americans, the fun kids have at Holiday Valley and the time spent with family and friends is the stuff that makes childhood memories.
Holiday Valley Tubing Co.
Snow tubing is fun for everyone; all you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun! The Snow Tubing Park has 20 lanes including 3 group lanes that are 900 feet long and drop 100 vertical feet, plus a new conveyor lift in 2018 to bring you back up the hill! A special Little Tubers area is available, weather permitting, for younger children at a cost of $5. A cozy warming hut is at the base of the hill with a snack bar, fireplace and restrooms. Or you can warm up and rest outside at the giant bonfire pit.
Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic 2020
Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the seventh annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, 2020 led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors. Intermediate through advanced level skiers (can comfortably ski blues, some black diamonds) will benefit from this clinic. The clinic will begin at 8AM with registration and breakfast. Pre-registration is advised as attendance is limited. Stop at or call the Snowsports School Desk, 716-699-2345, ext 4422 or the Creekside Lodge Children's Desk at 716-699-2345 ext.4424.Cost of the clinic is $305.00 and it includes 2 days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day plus dinner on Thursday. Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Wednesday and Thursday nights, Call 800-323-0020.
January is Learn to Ski Month
All during the month of January get a half priced learn to ski or learn to snowboard package for age 12 and up! The daytime price is $34.50 and the price for a night package is $24.50. And even better, on January 10 the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package is just $25! The Beginner's Package includes - beginner's lesson, beginner's lift ticket and rental equipment for skiing or snowboarding. Bring your friend, your spouse or your child - skiing and snowboarding are twice as fun when you have a buddy! Age 6 and up for January 10.
Check out www.holidayvalley.com/learn for more info!