Welcome to Holiday Valley's most exciting outdoor adventure, Sky High! Located near the Tannenbaum Lodge at the western end of Holiday Valley, Sky High offers an Aerial Park, a Climbing Forest, a Mountain Coaster and new in 2018, Gem Mining! From late summer through early fall we also offer chairlift rides. Sky High will be opening on weekends starting May 4, 2018 daily from June 15 through September 3, Friday through Sunday from September 8 through October 14, then Saturday and Sundays from Oct 20 through Oct. 28, 2018.
Here's a video that shows what Sky High is all about. Click here to view Sky High on YouTube
Sky High Aerial Adventure Park
The largest in New York State and 3rd largest in the US, Sky High Aerial Park is a series of platforms and “bridges” built in a 4 acre section of the woods and the challenge is to get across to the next platform. There are 13 courses with varying levels of difficulty.
At Sky High everyone wears a harness with a special locking lanyard that safeguards you from falling if you slip or let go. Children must be at least 7 years old, and all guests must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate. There is a weight limit of 265 pounds. Reservations are required on weekends and suggested for weekdays at the Aerial Park, call (716) 699-HIGH. Save by purchasing online!
Groups are welcome! Corporate outings, Team Building, School Groups and Birthday Parties, everyone loves Sky High! Sky High group rates.
The Climbing Forest is a 3-D version of a climbing wall.
There are 9 trees outfitted with color coded climbing holds and the difficulty ranges from very easy to very challenging. Each climber is fitted with a harness that is clipped into an Auto Belay system.
The minimum age to enjoy the Climbing Forest is 5 years old.
Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster
The Sky Flyer is a roller coaster that zigs, zags and spirals down the mountain through the trees. Riders can control the speed of their car for a leisurely tour or a thrilling adventure! Children must be at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall (without shoes) to ride with an adult (16+) or 8 years and 54 inches tall to ride alone. Riders must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate.
Mister Happy Gem Mining - NEW!
Kids will love to pan for gems or fossils at the new Mister Happy Gem Mining, located at Sky High. Plans are to open on Saturday June 9, with a Grand Opening Celebration on June 23. Cost is $6 for a 3 pound bag of gems, $7 for a 3 pound bag of fossils and shark's teeth and $10 for a 5 pound bag of gems. Hours are 11AM to 6PM June 9-10, then daily starting June 15.
Targeted to children as young as 2, the experience mimics old fashioned panning for gold. Each miner purchases a bag of sand that contains either gems or fossils. The contents of the bag are dumped into a frame with a screen on the bottom. Miners wash the sand away with water that runs through a 65 foot long sluice and the treasures are left in the pan. An identification card is included for children to learn more about their gems or fossils.
Enjoy a chairlift ride to Spruce Lake. You may walk down the trail or ride back down the chairlift. Available Saturdays and Sundays from August 4 through October 21, 11AM to 5PM. $8 per rider, children under 2 are free.
Directions to Sky High
Once you turn on to Holiday Valley Road, drive straight ahead for .9 miles then bear left and go another .2 miles to the Tannenbaum Lodge area. There are signs along the Holiday Valley Road to direct you. The GPS coordinates of Sky High are: 78º41'13", 42º15'38"
Sky High Photo Service!
Look for the photographers in the blue shirts for a shot of you in action at the park! Click here to view the photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've answered many questions you might have about Sky High on this page.
Lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, continental buffet breakfast and a 3 hour Aerial Adventure starts at $85.50 per person, double occupancy midweek, tax included, based on a 2 night stay. The Inn also has an indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub, plus guests of the Inn are able to use the Holiday Valley pool complex during the summer season. Click here or call (800) 323-0020 for a reservation.
Downloadable Assumption of Risk Form To participate in Sky High Adventure Park, you must sign an assumption of risk form. Anyone under age 18 must have a parent signature. If you are bringing a group to the Park, download and copy this form and have the parents of any children in your group sign the form, then bring the forms with you.