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Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley Ski Resort Guide

Holiday Valley, United States

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Intermediates.
Highest Lift686m2,251ft
Lowest Lift457m1,499ft
 Nearest AirportsJamestown and Bradford
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Holiday Valley

A complete ski resort noted for its variety of terrain, snow quality, friendly staff and the nearby village of Ellicottville. Families enjoy the ski-in/out lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley which boasts an indoor/outdoor year-round pool, hot tub and sauna.


The American ski resort of Holiday Valley is at an altitude of 457m1,499ft.

Holiday Valley has direct access to 52 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Holiday Valley offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Holiday Valley?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Holiday Valley.

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Ski Area Stats

Holiday Valley Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
15km9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Holiday Valley Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift686m2,251ft
Lowest Piste457m1,499ft

Holiday Valley Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Wall'.


42 / 78 Foxfire Park - slopestyle, Rail Park at Mardi Gras, Snoozer Boardercross Course, Progression Park at Snoozer and Moonshadow Rollers.

Location and Map

Where is Holiday Valley?

This ski resort is in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Holiday Valley is Jamestown, 53 minutes drive away.

Bradford, Buffalo Niagara, Rochester, DuBois, Franklin and Toronto Pearson airports are all within three hours drive.

Bradford, Buffalo Niagara and Jamestown are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 22,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Holiday Valley open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Holiday Valley, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Holiday Valley Tourist Office for the latest.

Holiday Valley