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Holiday Valley Resort

Nestled within New York State’s Allegany Mountains is a year-round resort, which offers varied skiing terrain, hiking paths, bike trails and a mountain golf course.

Get ready for an action-packed vacation of adventure sports at the Holiday Valley Resort. Plan to ski in winter and bike, hike and play golf in summer. Dine at mountainside restaurants and sample craft beer at a brewpub. Because of its location in the scenic Allegany Mountains, the outside activities are accompanied by breathtaking views. 

The resort’s ski area spreads across four mountain faces, with terrain suitable for first-time skiers and seasoned experts. It features 13 lifts, 58 runs and miles of cross-country skiing terrain. Ski and snowboard down calm cruisers, demanding steeps and forested glades. Hone your freestyling skills at one of the five snow parks. 

Learn about the mountain, its history and plant and animal life on a free guided ski hike. Have fun at the tubing park, which has a 22-lane, 900-foot-long (274-meter) slide. Sit in a car and hold on tight as you zigzag through woodland on the Mountain Coaster.

After the snow melts, Sky High Adventure Park opens with 13 treetop courses where you can challenge your agility on bridges, platforms and zip lines. Sky High also includes a Climbing Forest and summer operations of the Mountain Coaster. Check the Sky High website for the season schedule and rates. An extensive network of biking and hiking trails take you to the top of the resort and beyond. Admire the stunning landscapes of the Allegany Mountains and McCarty Hill Forest while you traverse rolling hills. Go swimming at Spruce Lake.

Play a round of golf at the par-70 Double Black Diamond course. It blends well-maintained fairways with bunkers, ponds and mountainous terrain. 

Take a break from athletic activities to enjoy the resort’s après-ski and dining options. Sample brick-oven baked pizza and visit a brewpub that serves more than 20 artisanal beers on tap.

Located in the quaint town of Ellicottville, Holiday Valley Resort is about a 1-hour drive from Buffalo. Many visitors stay overnight at the resort’s base lodges or other accommodations in Ellicottville and enjoy the unique shopping, restaurants and night life of this lively little village.

The ski season runs from late November to mid-April. Equipment rental is available at the base lodges, where there are also children’s daycare facilities. Visit the Holiday Valley Resort’s official website for information about lift passes, rental prices and vacation packages.


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The Inn At Holiday Valley C$162
The Inn At Holiday Valley

The Inn At Holiday Valley

6081 Route 219 S, Ellicottville
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 96 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Ellicottville resort is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort. Winery of Ellicottville and Griffis Sculpture Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    Edelweiss Lodge C$115
    Edelweiss Lodge

    Edelweiss Lodge

    29 Jefferson Street, Ellicottville
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 399 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Winery of Ellicottville, Nannen Arboretum, and Sky High Aerial Adventure Park. Holiday Valley Resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

      Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville C$169
      Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville

      Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville

      11 Mill St, Ellicottville
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 371 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Ellicottville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Winery of Ellicottville and Nannen Arboretum. Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        The Tamarack Club C$156
        The Tamarack Club

        The Tamarack Club

        6447 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 22 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          This family-friendly Ellicottville condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort. Nannen Arboretum and Winery of Ellicottville are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Black Bear Lodge - Cozy 3 BR Across From Holiday Valley, 1 Mile to the Village
          Black Bear Lodge - Cozy 3 BR Across From Holiday Valley, 1 Mile to the Village

          Black Bear Lodge - Cozy 3 BR Across From Holiday Valley, 1 Mile to the Village

          , Ellicottville
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Ellicottville, this vacation home is close to Holiday Valley Resort, Sky High Aerial Adventure Park, and Winery of Ellicottville. Nearby attractions also include Nannen Arboretum.

            Walking Distance to Music/wedding Venus!. Entertain on a Lovely Panoramic Deck!
            Walking Distance to Music/wedding Venus!. Entertain on a Lovely Panoramic Deck!

            Walking Distance to Music/wedding Venus!. Entertain on a Lovely Panoramic Deck!

            , Ellicottville
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 2 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Ellicottville, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort. Winery of Ellicottville and Nannen Arboretum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Spacious Home, Centrally Located, Great Nightlife and Beautiful Views
              Spacious Home, Centrally Located, Great Nightlife and Beautiful Views

              Spacious Home, Centrally Located, Great Nightlife and Beautiful Views

              , Ellicottville
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the city center, this historic vacation home is close to Sky High Aerial Adventure Park, Holiday Valley Resort, and Winery of Ellicottville. Nearby attractions also include Nannen Arboretum.

                Condo Studio Loft With Ski Slope View
                Condo Studio Loft With Ski Slope View

                Condo Studio Loft With Ski Slope View

                , Ellicottville
                   
                  4.7
                  of 5, from 6 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Ellicottville, this spa condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort. Winery of Ellicottville and Nannen Arboretum are also within 2 mi (3 km).