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2017-18 Season Pass and Lift Tickets

August 25, 2017

Holiday Valley’s continued reinvestment into resort resources and facilities each year is done so in appreciation for all those who contribute to making the resort New York State’s most visited ski resort.  The resort offers a variety of pass options to best match the schedule and lifestyle of any skier or rider.  The deadline for securing preseason rates is September 15th for Classic passes and November 1st for Ultimate passes.  The season is projected to begin on November 24th and end on April 8th, weather permitting.
For convenient, season-long skiing and riding, Holiday Valley offers several passes. The Classic Season Pass is the quintessence of flexibility, with the option to choose from the Day Pass (opening until 4:30 p.m.), the Night Pass (3:30 p.m. until close) or the Combo Pass which is valid anytime the resort is open.  Added benefits of the Classic Season Pass include private first tracks, on-hill picnics, access to pass-holder exclusive events and discounts at other resorts.
Ultimate Passes offer the best value for guests who can ski nights, weekdays or Sundays.  The Ultimate White Pass includes nine 8-Hour weekday or Night lift tickets, 8 group lessons, one free day of spring skiing in March or April and a discount on unlimited ski or snowboard rental packages.  The Ultimate Flex Pass includes 8 Night lift tickets, 8 group lessons, free day of spring skiing in March or April and a discount on unlimited ski or snowboard rental packages.  The Ultimate Select Pass is valid for one night per week, starting at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  The Ultimate Sunday Pass includes 8 Sunday anytime 8-Hour lift tickets.
The Ultimate College Pass options are tuned to fit any student’s schedule. The Ultimate College Night Pass is $199 and valid 7 nights a week.  The Ultimate College Pass is $299 and valid Monday-Friday during the day and 7 nights a week. Ultimate College Passes are available only until December 1st for students with a college ID and valid transcript.
Holiday Valley’s flex-time ticketing allows for daily lift tickets to be purchased in increments of 4 or 8 consecutive hours at any point throughout the day (4 hour ticket not available on Saturdays or Holidays).  The 2017-18 weekend and Holiday rates for Adults/Juniors include 4 Hours - $68/51, 8 Hours - $75/59 and Night (3:30 p.m. until10 p.m.) $35/29.  College students can present a valid college ID and purchase a single Night lift ticket for $28, available Sundays through Thursdays.

The Holiday Valley Rental Shop offers equipment rentals for adults and juniors including downhill skis, demo skis, poles, snowboards, ski boards, cross country skis, snowshoes and helmets.  For a complete list of daily lift ticket and rental equipment rates, visit
About Holiday Valley Resort
Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 58 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18 hole golf course, a tree top aerial adventure park, a mountain coaster and a summer pool complex. 

Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at 
Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto. 

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For further information, please contact:

Jane Eshbaugh
Marketing Director
Tel: 716.699.3904

Karl Eichner
Canadian Communications Consultant
Tel: 705.778.2212