New for summer 2021, Lift Serviced Mountain Biking!
Load your mountain bike on the Spruce Lake chairlift to ride the trails at the top of the mountain! Available Saturdays and Sundays from May 22 through October 31, 11AM to 5PM. (last lift load is 4:30PM)
Lift access for Mt. Bike and rider $30 for the day
Mountain Bike Rental $35 for the day (includes one lift access)
Mountain Bike Rental with all day lift access $45 for the day
Single ride for foot passenger $10. 6 & under free.
E-Biking at Holiday Valley
Holiday Valley has 8 Rossignol electric assist, or e-bikes, available for rent at Sky High Adventure Park. Prices are $40 for a 2 hour rental or $55 for a 3 hour rental, and $15 for each additional hour with helmets included in the rental price. E-bike riders still have to pedal, but the bikes allow them to choose the amount of extra power they need to zip up the hills and cruise over tough terrain in eco, trail or boost mode settings. Speed is controlled by pedaling, like a regular bike, but it feels really powerful and the bike accelerates easily. That’s the reason everyone from newby to hard core riders end up with a big smile on their face when they try an e-bike. E-bikes are a great way for riders of all abilities to climb and cruise together! Bikes are available for rent from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last 2 hour rental going out at 3 p.m. E-bike riders will receive a trail map showing the designated trails where e-biking is permitted.
Mountain Biking at Holiday Valley
To ride up the mountain, the 4-5 mile "race loop" starts at the Holiday Valley Training Center and climbs gradually to the top of Cindy's. With fun ridgeline trails, to loamy switchbacks and the trail network on state land you'll be sure to find plenty of trails for most all riders. At Eagle or Tannenbaum you can venture out across the logging roads behind the Valley and on to the 35+ miles of WYMBA trails in McCarty Hill State Forest. IMBA has rated the trails around Ellicottville as "Epic" so have at it!
The flow trail, Senear Valley Trail is currently closed (summer 2021) due to the construction of the new Yodeler Quad. Look for signage that marks an alternate route from Spruce to the base. The easiest way down is to ride across the ridge to Cindy's, then take Exporer to the bottom of Morning Star and the cross country trail back to the Training Center.
Normally the flow trail runs from Spruce Lake across through the woods to Champagne, then it zigs and zags across the front ski slopes with big banked turns in the woods, and finishes near the Training Center. The average grade is less than 6% so this trail provides a fun and relatively easy way down (or up) the mountain. The trail was designed by WNYMBA, heavy equipment and labor was provided by Holiday Valley and finish work done by WNYMBA volunteers, truly a community effort! Senear Valley was the original name of the valley that now contains Holiday Valley.
Below is the mountain biking map for summer 2021.
Mountain Biking Safety
Please remember these common sense rules...wear a helmet and ride with a friend. The trails are not regularly patrolled; you are responsible for your own safety. In case of an emergency call the Sky High direct line at 716-699-2345. Please note for the safety of riders and others at the resort, bikes must be walked in the Sky High base area and are not permitted on the golf course. The Sky High base area is roped off and signage is posted.
Mountain Bike Rentals
Mountain bike rentals are available Sky High. The mountain bikes are Felt 980's with hydraulic disc brakes. Cruiser bikes are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley for the same rates. Call (716) 699-2345.
An excellent guide to mountain biking in the area has been prepared by WNYMBA. Copies are available at the resort and at the Ellicottville Bike and Bean in Ellicottville for $10. Proceeds benefit WNYMBA and their trail building projects.
Ellicottville Bike Shop. 11 Martha St, Ellicottville, (716) 699-BIKE. Western New York Mountain Biking Association