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Overview

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.

Where Is Holiday Valley Ski Resort Located?

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • With its exposed-brick interior and quality, hearty breakfast, you won’t regret stopping by Dina’s before taking your first run. 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Lunch

  • Located close to the slopes, Slopeside Bar & BBQ offers good food at decent prices for a resort. 6089 US-219, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Dinner

  • Monroe St. Brick & Brew offers hungry patrons hand-made, brick-oven pizzas as well as comfort food favorites like bread sticks and wings. 21 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731
  • John Harvard’s gives guests the best views while dining in Ellicottville. Located within The Tamarack Club at the resort, John Harvard’s has a diverse menu that will have options for everyone in your party. 6447 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Après/Nightlife

  • The Gin Mill is a local institution, having been open since 1976. There’s often live music during the afternoon and evenings. 20 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Plan Your Trip

Ski Lessons

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

54"
34"
23"
11"
5"
18"
Nov
35"
Dec
45"
Jan
41"
Feb
26"
Mar
5"
Apr
Beginners Runs
37%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
37%
Expert Runs
2%
Runs in Total
60
Longest Run
1 mi
Skiable Terrain
290 ac
Night Skiing
189 ac
Snow Making
266 ac

Total Lifts: 13

High Speed Sixes
1
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
7
Surface Lifts
2

Elevation

Base
1500'
Summit
2250'
Vertical Drop
750'

Important Dates

December 06, 20242024/12/06
Projected Opening
April 06, 20252025/04/06
Projected Closing
129
Projected Days Open
116
Days Open Last Year
67
Years Open
180"
Average Snowfall
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