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New Gem Mining at Holiday Valley

June 5, 2018

The new Mister Happy Mining Company gives the experience of old fashioned mining for treasures at Sky High, opening on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.


$3.2 Million in Upgrades at Holiday Valley

April 23, 2018

Highlights of Holiday Valley's $3.2 million upgrades include expanded automated snowmaking, a new groomer, a conveyor lift on Slippery Streets, slope work including several “tree trails” for kids and a new shuttle van. Summer projects at Sky High Adventure Park include a Tarzan swing on Riptide in the Aerial Park, and creation of the Happy Holiday Gem Mining Company.


Summer at Holiday Valley

April 18, 2018

Skiers may shed a tear when the snow melts off the ski slopes at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, but with all of the summer activities and events in store, the warm and sunny months will fly by. 


Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

April 5, 2018

A Rip Roarin’ Slippery Slidin’ Obstacle Jumpin’ Trail Runnin’ Event


Golf Holiday Valley

June 27, 2017

Golf season is officially underway at Holiday Valley Resort.  The one-of-a-kind “Double Black Diamond” course is an exceptional, scenic blend of mountain and flat terrain.


Senior Golf Packages

May 18, 2017

If you’re over 60, you can golf at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond course on Mondays or Tuesdays for only $34.95 US.  Use of a cart and a hot dog lunch are also included.


Double Black Diamond Golf at Holiday Valley

April 28, 2017

Celebrate spring with a getaway to the Double Black Diamond Golf course at Holiday Valley in nearby Ellicottville, New York. The familiar ski resort transforms into a beautiful golf course with well-watered fairways and devilish bunkers.


Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley

May 16, 2016


Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville, New York, May 17, 2016 . . .  The snow has finally melted off Holiday Valley’s “Double Black Diamond” golf course and the summer season is getting underway.  As the name implies, the Double Black Diamond is quite challenging, but with the multiple tees on each hole, …


Good News for Canadian Golfers

April 12, 2016




Holiday Valley has Good News for Canadian Golfers


Ellicottville, New York, April 14, 2016  . . . The new golf season is upon us and as a result of the mild winter on Holiday Valley’s ski slopes, even the scenic back nine is snow free.  The turf came through the winter in great shape and the front nine of the 18 hole “Double Black Diamond” at Holiday Valley opened on March 26th.  That’s a full 2 to 3 weeks earlier than planned.  


Holiday Valley is offering special incentives to visitors from Canada, starting with a 20% exchange rate.  This means that one dollar Canadian is worth 80 cents US when a customer pays in cash or cheque at Holiday Valley for lodging, golf or Sky High Adventure Park.  Spring rates are currently in effect and greens fees for 9 or 18 holes are just $25 until May 13th.  After May 13th greens fees are just $35 Monday through Thursday and $47 Friday through Sunday.  Carts are $11 for 9 holes or $17 for 18 holes.  A round trip to Ellicottville from Southern Ontario is less than one tank of gas away.  And be sure to fill up in the states as gas is currently less than $2.15 per US gallon. 


Transform your visit to Ellicottville into a vacation with lodging at the course-side Inn at Holiday Valley or the Tamarack Club.  The Inn and Tamarack offer indoor / outdoor heated pools and hot tubs.  The Inn serves a complimentary continental breakfast and there are kitchens in the Tamarack condominium units.  Tamarack is also home to John Harvard’s Brew House serving hearty comfort foods and 24 beers on tap and the Cabana Bar, pool complex and game deck are just outside the door.


The Maple Leaf Golf Package includes one night’s lodging at the course-side Inn and 2 days of golf with cart and $20 in resort credit.  Spring rates for this package start at just $133 per person, based on double occupancy, including tax!


Holiday Valley also offers a great group golf getaway with lodging in Tamarack 2-bedroom condos that comfortably sleep 4.  One night, 2 day packages start at $211 per night per person, quad occupancy, including tax!




In addition to the Double Black Diamond Course, there’s the 300 yard Practice Facility and Golf School.  Additional activities at Holiday Valley include Sky High Adventure Park, mountain biking and road biking, the Holiday Valley Pool complex and the charming village of  Ellicottville with great restaurants and unique shops.



Upcoming Events


From running races to festivals, there’s always something going on in Ellicottville. Here’s a preview of upcoming events.


Spring Happy Half Marathon and 5K, May 7th. 


Cycling Weekend, June 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Guided tours through the beautiful countryside of Cattaraugus County.


Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run, June 18th.  A 3.5 or 5.4 mile obstacle trail run with plenty of MUD and fun obstacles.


Ellicottville Summer Festival July 1st, 2nd and 3rd with music on the slopes, downtown crafts show, pet parade, strawberry festival and more.  Rusted Root plays on Friday, the Buffalo Philharmonic on Saturday with a HUGE fireworks show and 38 Special plays on Sunday.


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Tamarack Club Awarded RCI Gold Crown Status

March 17, 2016


The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley Awarded with the RCI Gold Crown Resort Property Designation
Based on Guest Feedback

Resort honoured for excellence in accommodations, hospitality and RCI subscribing member experience

Ellicottville, New York, March 18, 2016 . . .  The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley today announced it has earned the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort designation by RCI, …