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Holiday Valley Resort Reviews

Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Holiday Valley

Planning a ski trip to Holiday Valley? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Holiday Valley stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Holiday Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience.
  • 3.3

A ski resort's overall star rating displayed here is not calculated based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.8
  • Intermediate
  • 3.2
  • Expert
  • 2.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2.7
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.8
  • Aprés Ski
  • 2.3
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.5
  • Overall Value
  • 3.9

53 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (34)
  • 64
  • 4 Star Reviews (13)
  • 24
  • 3 Star Reviews (2)
  • 3
  • 2 Star Reviews (0)
  • 0
  • 1 Star Reviews (4)
  • 7

Helpful Highlights:

this is an excellent resort, if you can afford the inflated lift ticket prices ...

  • 3.3

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  • James Craig (21st January 2011)

    Having been a regular @ HV for over 40 years I have grown up with this mtn. I have skied every inch of it and it is still unequalled by any other area in th...

  • kyle locker (10th November 2010)

    it is always a great ski at Holiday valley and they never let me down with the quality of skiing also there down town is pretty narly...

  • SnowWitchElemental (31st March 2010)

    My friend took me there in Feb 2010. It was very nice. The resort is big, so even if there are crowds, it doesn't seem crowded, because the people disperse ...

  • jamesonjamson ( 7th March 2010)

    I live about an hour from HV and it never gets old, always good conditions, always busy but not crowded, easy and difficult trails, and Ellicottville is ama...

  • prodonjs (21st February 2010)

    Every review is relative and needs to be taken in the reviewer's context. This review is written by an intermediate level snowboarder from the Cleveland/Akr...

  • bestsnowintheeast (30th November 2009)

    Holiday Valley is the number 4 resort in the East for a reason. The atmosphere of the small town, value, and the prime conditions it somehow always seems t...

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