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Holiday Valley Resort, New York

Great Snow Everywhere

Holiday Valley Resort is home to great skiing, great times and great friends.

58 slopes spread over 1100 acres on a 750 foot vertical drop give you plenty of variety no matter what kind of skiing or riding you like. 37 slopes are open at for night skiing and riding.

13 lifts carry over 23,850 skiers per hour and 95% snowmaking coverage keeps the slopes white, even when there's no snow in your own back yard.

Families love Holiday Valley. There are 5 terrain parks that range in difficulty from introductory to advanced. Kids love discovering the hidden fort in the woods and can search the resort for the 8 Seneca Nation clan rocks. Happy Glade is just the right pitch for kids to weave in and out of the beautiful pine forest.

Beginners will appreciate the gently pitched terrain of the School Haus and scenic Tannenbaum and Spruce Lake runs. Morning Star, Sunrise and Cindy's Run areas are an intermediate's paradise.

Advanced skiers gravitate toward the mogul runs and steep pitches of the Chute and Eagle areas, as well as The Wall, the steepest slope in western New York State. As long as there's snow, woods skiing/riding is allowed throughout the resort.

Three base lodges provide all of the comforts and services you'd expect of a first class resort:
- great dining options in our restaurant John Harvard's Brew House, McCarty Cafe coffee shop and 3 cafeterias
- ample room for relaxation in our cozy lounges
- knowledgable experts in our ski & snowboard schools and repair shop
- well-equipped, well-staffed day care
- top of the line equipment and clothing in our ski rental and retail shops

Skiers will find great snow everywhere thanks to Holiday Valley's extensive automated snowmaking system and state of the art grooming.

There's also the charming village of Ellicottville with unique shopping and dining and an endless nightlife to help make you feel you found your ski home.

To get to Holiday Valley Resort from the north and northwest, use the New York State Thruway to Exit 55 and take Route 219 south to Ellicottville. From points west and south, take Routes 242 or 219 off Route 86.


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Mountain Statistics for Holiday Valley Resort
Base Elevation: 1,500 ft (457 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,250 ft (686 m)
Vertical Drop: 750 ft (229 m)
Skiable Area: 290 acres (117 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 180 in (457 cm)
Longest Run: 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Snowmaking: 95 %
Number of Lifts: 13
Uphill Lift Capacity: 23,850 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Handle Tows
3 Hi Speed Quads
8 Quad Chairs (fixed grip)
Number of Trails: 58
Trail Ratings for Holiday Valley Resort
Easiest: Easiest 34%
More Difficult: More Difficult 28%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 37%
Experts Only: Experts Only 1%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Holiday Valley Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 20 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes