Holiday Valley

6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville , NY (Driving Directions to Holiday Valley)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 10:58 PM

Holiday Valley Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 21 Beginner
  • 16 Intermediate
  • 21 Advanced
  • 1 Expert
In the Chautauqua region in western part of New York, Holiday Valley is a ski resort that has 13 lifts and 58 trails covering 290 acres of land. This resort has plenty of black diamond runs, with chutes and glades, along 2 ridges. Gentle green and blue runs fill out the rest of the mountain. Four terrain parks and half ... pipe are located on the east side of the mountain. There is a tubing hill, slopeside lodging, spa, and ski and snowboard school. In the summer, the resort operates a large golf course. Holiday Valley is a popular resort dedicated to course improvement and investment. Read more

Holiday Valley Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Holiday Valley Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 13

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 58

Weekend Hours


Holiday Valley Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,500 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

750 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,250 ft

Holiday Valley Ski Pictures and Photos

Holiday Valley Logo
Holiday Valley Trail Map

Holiday Valley Reviews & Tips (22)

They no longer have a half pipe im not sure why but the resort is nice, since 2012 a new main lodge has been built and many snow making updates have been done.. I make the drive from PA 8x's a year, well worth the trip..They do have several terrain parks.. i have stayed at the INN, and also Wild flower town houses both very nice..Icy conditions happen from time to time but they keep it well groomed..99% of the personnel are pretty cool, that 1% that isn't, hopefully will not be working there long..
Holiday Valley review written Feb 17 2015 - 10:43 AM
Loren Advanced Skier
The Holiday Valley Amenities list above is lacking some important info. Holiday Valley DOES have excellent Snow making, a Half-pipe by mid-season, and terrific slope-side dining! Just waiting on that Lake Erie lake effect "snow dump" , due any day now!
Holiday Valley review written Dec 20 2012 - 01:17 PM
Sal Advanced Skier
Nice resort went last week . Good long runs , pretty decent steeps . Stay across the street at telemark hotel . the Depot across the street great wings killer pizza and moose the owner love to have everyone stop buy for a visit . Great food service on the MT . Lots of Quads running all lifts during our mid week stay . no crowds . glade look good needed more natural snow . Nice staff keep in mind put your safety bars down its the law . bartenders really cool . great deal on liftoipa easy drive for southern Ohio . I'll be back like to chase a storm up there .Cool people Cool place .
Holiday Valley review written Feb 13 2012 - 01:13 PM
Brian C Perfect North slopes pass holder Advanced Skier
Skied last Friday 2/3/12, and it was EMPTY, until the ski clubs came late in the afternoon (After 4 P.M.). Lift system and staff are still exceptional. Despite a lean snow year, as in much of the country...there was still a solid base in place. Great work by the staff.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 10 2012 - 05:23 PM
Kevin Advanced Skier
Not much snow on the ground, but decent snow on the slopes...Could have been better groomed.....but, we spent a lot of time on the learner's slope watching our grandkids.. We had a 3 year old, a 6 year old, and an 8 year old come away from lessons and practice very capable skiiers....That made the visit more than terrific...
Holiday Valley review written Feb 08 2012 - 06:47 PM
Barb and Family Intermediate Skier
The snow was good, the rain dampened the spirits but didn't hurt the grooming much. People still don't learn not to congregate at the lift openings, but that's an Eastern thing I guess. Town was interesting and the food good. Will come again and stay longer if they get some more snow.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 02 2012 - 06:03 AM
Larry Advanced Skier
The trip to Holiday Valley was excellent but we learned a few things! 1. If you're an adult, you need I.D. before personally picking up your lift tickets at the Main Lodge. As a parent, I could pick up my son's ticket easily. 2. If you need to rent skis or boards (not boots though) you can do so much cheaper at a snowsport store called "Dekdebrunners" in the sparkly town below the ski hill. They charge $18 for Youth Rentals and $28 for adults. Even helmets are $8, which is $1 cheaper than at Holiday Valley. PLUS, they offer next day returns (as long as it's back in the first hour of the day). That's a real bonus if you're tired at the end of a long day of skiing. 3. Dekdebrunners also sells used ski equipment and I found them both knowledgeable and very helpful. We ended up purchasing a full ski package for $287, used. We were delighted by that! 4. The lessons were well worth the time and money, particularly the skiing lessons. We went for semi-privates and the instructor was fantastic. 5. Highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Holiday Valley review written Jan 06 2012 - 01:10 AM
Heidi Intermediate Skier
I was there for a day trip. Excellent in every way. We have enjoed the express chair lift.The slopes were in good shape for the time of the season and not to mention it was + 14 Celsius.Oh well you could snowboard in t-shirts:-) Good value for the price we had payed $ 68 for two 8 hours tickets.
Holiday Valley review written Mar 19 2011 - 03:27 PM
Attila Intermediate Snowboarder
Make sure each person shows up (with photo ID) to personally pick up the passes at the Guest Relations window. My partner was parking the car and they wouldn't even let me bring in his driver's license to pick up the 2-day pass for him.
Holiday Valley review written Mar 14 2011 - 05:18 PM
Lisa Intermediate Skier
Great time! Lodging at Tamarack Club, ski-in/out - very convenient! Great trails & lots of them! Seems that it's one of a last chances to ski this season. Tip: liftopia's deals here are for 8 hours tickets only even if you buy multi-day ones. I got mine for $41 online and they were available at reception for $42 - not a big difference and way less headache when you buy right on the spot when you need it (i.e. weather condition etc.).
Holiday Valley review written Mar 10 2011 - 05:07 PM
Eugene Intermediate Skier
As a local (live within an hour's drive) I highly recommend eating and shopping in the Village of Ellicottville. The resturants, brew pub, taverns, ski shops and stores are all great and of good value. The locals are very friendly and entertaining. Enjoy one of New York's better kept secrets.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 26 2011 - 09:20 AM
Christopher Advanced Skier
Best public skiing in WNY - Holimont doesn't count as it is a private club. Love the high speed chairs.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 26 2011 - 08:05 AM
Joe Advanced Skier
Lodging at the Wyndham-wingate in Ellicottville was very convenient. Liftopia's instructions are very clear, was easy at the resort. No complaints, GREAT TIME, and yearly event with family. Love the Tannenbaum trails! no lines midweek, lots of runs.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 23 2011 - 09:05 PM
Denise Intermediate Skier
Liftopia offers 2-day passes for HV where you can save a few more dollars per day. We stayed at the Wingate and booked online through for even more savings on our recent trip (Feb 13-16).
Holiday Valley review written Feb 17 2011 - 05:36 PM
Phil Intermediate Skier
Had a great time. The place is awesome and has all levels of expertise and fun runs. I definitely liked Holiday Valley.
Holiday Valley review written Feb 11 2011 - 04:09 PM
Ramon Intermediate Snowboarder
John is correct that you MUST cash these vouchers in at the Guest Relations office before starting your ski day. Also, if you buy multiple ONE day passes (as we did), you have to go in EVERY day and get the new pass. Skiing is just about the BEST you can get on the east coast. It gives you the feel of a SLC ski resort without the 5 hour flight. Go during the week -- NO LIFT LINES! :-D
Holiday Valley review written Feb 10 2011 - 06:17 AM
Vikki Advanced Skier
Great skiing, horrible staff. Made the trip to NY from Ohio. Stayed at the resort. Nearly every single staff member our group came in contact with seemed to hate their job or their life and wanted everyone to be as miserable as them. Despite all this, the skiing was awesome and we will definitely be back to ski. However, we wont be staying or eating at the resort.
Holiday Valley review written Jan 29 2011 - 02:09 PM
David Advanced Skier
Make sure that you redeem your Liftopia voucher at the Guest Relations office next to the Main Lodge if you,re going up to Yodeler or Tannenbaum. You will be sent back down the mountain to that office anyway as that is the only place to convert the voucher.
Holiday Valley review written Jan 13 2011 - 02:11 PM
John Intermediate Skier
Take lessons, the ski instructors are extremely friendly, knowledgable and fun! I guarantee that you will improve you skills!
Holiday Valley review written Dec 05 2010 - 07:42 PM
Rosemary Advanced Skier
Stay at the wildflower condos across the will save money and have everything you need in a nice condo.
Holiday Valley review written Nov 22 2010 - 04:02 PM
marlene Advanced Skier
For any overnight trips you definately want to stay at the inn. Rates aren't bad and nothing beats ski in/ski out.
Holiday Valley review written Nov 09 2010 - 06:06 PM
Michael Advanced Skier
Need any gear go to the CITY GARAGE in Elicottville. its off the main road. people are friendly and knowledgable and the price is lower then anyone around. even on a pair of demo's.
Holiday Valley review written Mar 09 2009 - 08:55 PM
Brian Advanced Skier

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