Located in Western New York, Holiday Valley ski resort is a year-round outdoor playground, providing varied terrain for skiers and boarders as well as golfing, an adventure park, ziplines, spa services and more. The resort is designed to be appropriate for visitors of all ages and is a go-to for families. Close to major East Coast areas, including Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Toronto, it’s the perfect local getaway.
The best airport to fly into is Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), which is about an hour from the ski resort. You can take a taxi or a shuttle to Holiday Valley. By car, the resort is 2 hours from Rochester, New York; 3 hours from Toronto, Ontario; and 45 minutes from Jamestown, New York.
Beginners to Holiday Valley Ski Resort should stick to the Creekside Lodge beginner center, which is near the Holiday Valley Lodge. You can also rent equipment or take lessons here. The other beginner area is near the Tannenbaum Lodge. If you’re interested in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, you can take advantage of the trails near the golf course or the ridge line. Photographers often take photos near the top of Mardi Gras if you want some action shots of your day. Day lockers and overnight equipment storage is available at the Holiday Valley Lodge.
If you are looking to get away from Holiday Valley's slopes for a while, the Town of Ellicottville has a lot to offer, from antiquing to historical walking tours of the town to galleries and artist studios. Less than an hour and a half from the town is Niagara Falls, which is well worth a day trip. The area is also home to many different events, including a beer and wine festival, live music, half marathons and more.