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Winter Rates & Information


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ready 4 Fun! Are you ready for fun this winter? Whether you’re new to skiing or riding or you’re seeking out untracked lines in the glades, you’ll love Holiday Valley! With cozy slopeside places to stay, a great variety of terrain, beautiful base lodges and the fun times of Ellicottville, it’s a vacation just waiting to happen. We worked hard all summer to bring you over $4 million in improvements for the 2010-2011 season... • The new Morning Star High Speed Quad is almost 30% longer and twice as fast! • We extended the length of Morning Star and Cross Cut slopes, added snowmaking and lights. • New Gobbler’s Glade off of Woodpecker. • “Bear Cub” is a new 2500 foot beginner slope that meanders through the woods from the top of the SnowPine Chair. • We added six new entry level rails in the Progression Park. • We increased the snowmaking water supply on Champagne and Independence. • The new summertime pool complex is FUN-FUN-FUN! So bring on the winter ‘cause we’re ready for FUN! See you on the slopes!

Lift Ticket Rates

The Mountain

2010-11 Season Nov. 26 - April 10 Weather Permitting

` Having fun at Holiday Valley is easy, we’ve been doing it for over 50 years!



Any 4 Hrs. Any 8 Hrs. 9am-10pm (sun. - thur.)

Adult Holiday Valley’s 58 slopes, including 37 night skiing trails are spread over 1400 acres. There’s gentle cruising terrain perfect for beginners and families, challenging steeps and glades, and 4 terrain parks. Our 13 lifts, featuring 3 high speed quads get you up our 750 foot vertical in a hurry. Even though we average over 15 feet of snow per season, thanks to our friendly Lake Effect Storms, we’re continually upgrading our snowmaking and grooming with a more efficient system and higher quality snow. So you can count on great snow even when there’s none in your own back yard. Check out our web cams every day at While you’re there, sign up to receive daily email snow reports, our monthly newsletter or last minute lodging deals.

Terrain Parks 42/78 Park On Foxfire you will find multiple rail and jump lines offering the best of the best in terrain park features. Riders will experience creative and progressive setups switched up on a weekly basis. NEW this season is the re-vamped halfpipe area, which features laterally aligned banks, ledge slides and side hits. The features in 42/78 now provide a new way for riders to “Just Send It.”

Snoozer Snoozer offers intermediate features for riders to build their skills and confidence, or to refine their current bag of tricks. Rail Park The Rail Park at the base of Mardi Gras is where riders will find a mix of organic and industrial features. Riders will experience the best of both worlds with natural timber and snow features complimented by steel tanks, rails and beams. Moonshadow A park playground filled with banks and rollers from top to bottom.

2-Day days can be added

$45 $48 $51 $30 $86

Junior (6-11) $35





PEAK RATES (Sat.-Sun. & Holidays)


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$53 $57 $60 $33 $98

Junior (6-11) $38





Refunds available as prescribed by law. See Central Information Boards for details. Holiday Valley reserves the right to operate slopes, lifts, services and facilities at their discretion.

Enjoy an entire season of winter excitement with one of our season passes or multiple week programs. Buy these before September 15 and save

Buy these before November 1 and save

Family Discounts Available

White Card................From $205 Flexi Night.................From $165 Sunday Xpress..........From $235 Pick-a-Night..............From $120

Rental Equipment Renting is convenient, fast and easy in our slope side shop located in the Clubhouse Chalet. Rent skis, snowboards, helmets, skiboards, cross country skis or snowshoes. The High Performance Shop also carries an impressive fleet of high end men’s, women’s and twin tip skis. Quick turnaround for repairs and tuning.


• Seniors ages 70 & above pay Junior rates for Non-Peak days or nights. •H  olidays 12/25–1/2; 1/17 & 2/21–2/25/11. • Christmas Eve lifts operate 9am–4:30pm. • Christmas Day limited lifts & services operate from 12–10pm. • Night skiing available through 3/19/11. • Twilight skiing through 3/26/11.

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Day Pass....................From $695 Night Pass.................From $370 Combo Pass...............From $750 25 & under..........................$535 Rangers................................$895

•C  hildren 5 & under ski free; lift ticket required.


8 hour Skis, Boots & Poles . . . . . . . . . $ 26. . . . . . . . . $ 21 Hi Performance Skis & Boots. . . . . . . $ 34 8 hour Snowboard & Boots. . . . . . . . . $ 31. . . . . . . . . $ 27 8 hour Helmet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9. . . . . . . . . $ 9 Weekend/Holiday Basket Check . . . . $ 4


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Lodging at Holiday Valley What could be better than having your choice of over 500 cozy places to stay and play at Holiday Valley? Visit or call Central Reservations at 716.699.2345 to find the lodging package that fits your family’s lifestyle.

Inn at Holiday Valley Featuring cozy slopeside rooms, a hearty continental breakfast, WiFi, indoor/outdoor heated year ’round pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub, in room mini fridge. A family favorite!

Holiday Vally Rental Properties



For those who prefer a condominium, townhouse or home, Holiday Valley represents over 200 privately owned rental properties ranging in size from studio to 4 bedroom. Most accommodations offer full kitchens, fireplaces, cable, and a shuttle to and from Holiday Valley.

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Tamarack Club The slopeside Tamarack Club offers first class, full service deluxe hotel rooms and 1,2 and 3 bedroom condominium suites. Amenities include ski-in, ski-out convenience, a heated indoor/outdoor year ‘round pool, outdoor hot tubs, sauna, fitness center, WiFi, underground parking, John Harvard’s Brew House and Falling Waters Spa. Suites include fireplaces, balconies and full kitchens. Deluxe hotel rooms have efficiency kitchens.

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Tamarack Club Ownership Ownership opportunities are available at the Tamarack Club, Holiday Valley’s newest slopeside condominium/hotel. Amenities include underground parking, ski and golf club storage, a heated indoor/outdoor year ‘round pool, two outdoor hot tubs, Falling Waters Spa, fitness center, conference rooms and John Harvard’s Brew House. Besides the ideal location and four star amenities, purchasers may select one-fifth share fractional ownership; they will be able to use their unit once every five weeks. Whole unit ownership is also an option. Stop by the sales office in the Tamarack Club for a tour. Call 716-699-3500 or visit www.tamarackclub. com for more information.

Holiday Valley Realty

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A Real Estate office is only as good as its agents. Holiday Valley’s full time professional agents have the expertise and dedication to make your buying or selling experience rewarding and pleasurable. We have the most full time associate brokers and consistently rank among the highest in sales volume of all Ellicottville realty agencies. For more information, stop in our office at 6120 Rt. 219 at Wildflower, visit, or call 716-699-3954.

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Spa at Falling Waters, located in the Tamarack Lodge. Spa guests are welcome to use Tamarack’s indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs after their treatment.

Where to Eat at Holiday Valley The lively John Harvard’s Brew House at Tamarack is open for lunch and dinner, serving hearty sandwiches and entrees, stone hearth pizzas and more than 20 beers and craft brews on tap. McCarty Café in the Clubhouse serves Starbuck’s coffee, hot beverages, deli sandwiches and mouthwatering pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sandwiches, salads, soups and grilled foods are served at the cafeterias in each of our three base lodges. The Loft upstairs in the Tannenbaum Lodge serves espresso drinks and bottled beers. Brown baggers are welcome throughout the Tannenbaum Lodge, ground floor of Yodeler and top floor of the Clubhouse.

SnowSports School Never skied before? A perpetual intermediate? A wanna-be racer? There’s always room for improvement and the better you ski or ride, the more fun you’ll have. Our PSIA and AASI certified school, along with our enthusiastic and experienced instructors offer learning packages, group or private lessons to teach the fundamentals or build upon your skiing and riding skills. Lessons are available daily. For information please call 716.699.2345 ext. 4422 or visit

Lesson Packages Age 12 + up

Private Lessons Age 12 + up

Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Packages include equipment (skis or snowboard, boots and poles), a first timer’s lesson and a lift ticket for the three lifts serving our extensive School Haus beginner’s area. Register at the Creekside Lodge, where our specially trained staff will take the time to make sure your equipment fits properly and answer all the questions you may have. Lesson times 10:30 and 1:30, $70. Private $114.

Customize your lesson to your specific needs with one-on-one coaching with our finest instructors. Register at the Snowsports School Desk in the Clubhouse Chalet. Offered daily from 9am to 3pm, additional hours may be available. $105 for 1½ hours.

Learn to Ski or Snowboard Better Packages include an all area ticket $95. Learn to Ski or Snowboard Private lesson packages also available. Register at Clubhouse Chalet Snowsports Desk. Private $170.

Group Lessons Age 12 + up Register at the Snowsports School Desk in the Clubhouse Chalet for 1½ hour lessons offered daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm, $30. Lessons offered nightly starting at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm, $22.

Chairlift Safety for Kids’ Programs Mountain Adventure programs include instruction and use of chairlifts and/or tows. Riding a lift may occur without an instructor. Children may be required to ride the chairlift with other children in the class, Holiday Valley employees or other adults in the lift line, while assistance is given by chairlift attendants. Riding a chairlift can be a hazardous activity for your child. By allowing your child to enroll, you acknowledge the inherent risks of skiing and accept any and all injury to your child.

Children’s Programs Ages 3–12 Children’s Lessons Ages 3-12 Kids rule at Mountain Adventures, headquartered in the Creekside Lodge just outside the Clubhouse Chalet. From first-time skiers or riders to kids who can rip the entire mountain, our specially trained and patient coaches make learning fun.

Lesson Schedule Half day (10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm) and full day (10am to 3pm) programs. Registration Closes 9:45am and 12:45pm on Weekdays, 9:30am and 12:30pm on Weekends. Information 716.699.3505.

Lesson Packages Younger children, (ages 3 or 4–6yrs.) May combine lessons with Day Care, reservations are required, 716-699-3933. Lesson $60; Lesson with ½ Day Care $85 Learn to Ski or Snowboard (ages 6–12) Include rentals and a beginner area lift ticket $70 half day, $90 full day. Mountain Adventures (ages 6–12) Includes lift ticket during class, $60 half day, $90 all day. 5 pack $415, 10 pack $780 Mountain Adventure Rentals Skis or Snowboard $20. Helmet rental $9

Day Care Weekday 8:30am - 5pm 2 hour. . . . $27 4 hour . . . . $42 Weekend 8am - 5pm 2 hour. . . . $28 4 hour . . . . $44

All day. . . . $55. All day. . . . $60

Located adjacent to the Clubhouse Chalet. Weekdays age 2 and up, weekends age 6 months and up. Reservations and immunization records required 716-699-3933.

Winter Events 2010-2011

Fun Things To Do & the Village of Ellicottville

Holiday Valley Tubing Company

NOVEMBER 26..........Opening Day (weather permitting) 26..........Value season lift & lodging. Packages through 12/24/10

DECEMBER 4............Christmas Stroll in Ellicottville 18..........Free Demo Day 31..........New Years Eve Party and Fireworks

JANUARY 3-9.........Canadian Friendship Week(lift tickets, rentals and tubing at Par) 8............JI-II Empire Cup SL Edelweiss 15-21.....Safety Awareness Week 22..........Eastern Snowboard League 27..........Cabin Fever Fest I 29-30.....USASA Boardercross Snoozer 30..........NFSC JIV-JV GS Edelweiss

FEBRUARY 5-6.........Freestyle B Meet 12..........Boarding for Breast Cancer 26-27.....USASA Slopestyle 26..........Penguin Paddle

It takes more than great skiing and riding to have a great vacation. At Holiday Valley you can indulge at the Falling Waters Spa in the Tamarack Club, take a moonlight cross country or snowshoe trek, challenge your buddies to a NASTAR race on Cindy’s Run or take a weekend guided Mountain Tour of Holiday Valley’s interesting trail network. Holiday Valley’s two Mountain Shops are chock full of functional outerwear, warm inner layers and fashionable street wear, as well as a great selection of logo items. For microbrews and honest food in a fun location, try the new John Harvard’s Brew House in the Tamarack Club.

HOURS OF OPERATION Thurs. & Fri. 5-9PM Sat. & Sun. 12-9PM. $16 for 2 hour slide $18 for 3 hour slide Groups Welcome! 716.699.TUBE Route 242 & Bryant Hill Road

Summer at Holiday Valley

There’s no place like Ellicottville for food, friends and good times … well into the wee hours. Ellicottville is our own version of a real ski town with plenty of shops, restaurants and night spots made friendly with a hearty dose of “glad-to-meet-ya” hospitality. Find out about more fun around our region at or

Let’s Meet at Holiday Valley The relaxed resort environment and full service meeting facilities make Holiday Valley Western New York’s premiere conference destination. We offer a unique variety of meeting areas for up to 600 people, award winning accommodations, fun aprés activities and creative banquet services. New! Meetings available year ’round.

MARCH 5............Red Bull Buttercup 5-6.........JIV States 6............Kandahar Championships 12-13.....Winter Carnival 15..........Cabin Fever Fest II 19..........Quarter Pipe Comp 20..........Northwind Super G 26..........Pond Skimming and Bump or Burn 27..........Slush Cup

APRIL 10..........Last day of the season, golf course opens 16..........Spring session Events are subject to change. Call 716.699.2345 or visit for the most up-to-date listings and additional events.

Summer Recreation The cool, green hills of Holiday Valley are a welcome respite from the hot hustle-bustle of the city. • Newly redesigned 18 hole golf course.


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• Practice Facility/Golf Instruction. • Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School. • Corporate Outings & Tournaments • New 3-pool swim complex • Extensive mountain biking trails

Please note: The trail rating system is on scale relative to the terrain at Holiday Valley Resort

1. Always stay in control, & be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. 2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them. 3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above. 4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill & yield to others. 5. Observe all posted signs & warnings. Keep off closed trails & out of closed areas. 6. Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment. 7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge & ability to load, ride & unload safely.

In case of emergency, please call Ski Patrol 716.699.3935

Customer Service | Group Sales | Lost & Found | Lower Ski Patrol | Safety & Security | Skier Drop Off | Ticket Sales

Mountain Adventures Children’s Program | Adult Learning Center

D. Yodeler Lodge

ATM | Marketplace Cafe | Locker Rooms | Picnic Area | Restrooms | Mountain Shop | Ticket Sales | Coin Lockers | Free WiFi

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Adaptive Ski Center | 7 Headwalls Cafe | Loft Cafe | Picnic Area | Restrooms | Ticket Sales | Free WiFi

F. Upper Ski Patrol G. RV Camper Parking H. Holiday Valley Realty& Rental Properties I. Mountain Sports Center J. Inn at Holiday Valley K. Tamarack Lodge

John Harvards Brew House | Falling Waters Spa | Tamarack Club Sales

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1. Mardi Gras Xpress Quad................4400’ 2. Chute Quad.................1800’ 3. Cindy’s Quad...............2200’ 4. Yodeler Quad...............2000’ 5. Morning Star ExpressQuad...............2580’ 6. SnowPine Double .......2100’ 7. Creekside Quad ............875’ 8. Tannenbaum Express Quad..............2700’ 9. Eagle Quad .................2000’ 10. Sunrise Quad............2000’ 11. Spruce Lake Quad....2900’ 12. Ski School Tow............400’ 13. Boardwalk...................100’

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SKI & RIDE WITH COMMON SENSE Skiing and riding are exciting, challenging participant sports that often present dangers and inherent risks, including but not limited to trees, uneven terrain, changing conditions, bare and/ or icy spots, natural and man made objects, snowmaking equipment that may or may not be operating, and other skiers, snowboarders or people using the slopes. Some slopes and gladed areas are not groomed or equipped with snowmaking. While skiing, USE CAUTION and abide by the Responsibility Code and NYS Article 18, posted around Holiday Valley. If you can not accept these inherent risks of skiing and riding, we ask that you not ski or ride at Holiday Valley. Remember, safe skiing and riding is everyone’s responsibility; it’s the law.

Terrain Park & Pipe Improvements

LIFT SAFETY Be advised that you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to load, ride and unload the lift safely. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Terrain Park Safety MAKE A PLAN

Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP Scope around the jumps first, not over them. EASY STYLE IT Start small and work your way up. RESPECT GETS RESPECT From the lift line through the park. Inverted aerials are prohibited. Be advised that all poles and/or flags, fencing, signage, and padding on equipment or objects or other forms of marking devices are used by the ski area to inform you of the presence or location of a potential obstacle or hazard. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility under Your Responsibility Code to avoid all obstacles or hazards, including those that are so marked.


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Holiday Valley Phone................................. 716.699.2345 Holiday Valley Fax...................................... 716.699.5204 Snow Phone................................................. 716.699.2644 WNY Snow Phone...................................... 800.367.9691 Buffalo Snow Phone................... 716.844.1111 ext 4131 Cleveland Snow Phone.............................. 216.556.3700 6557 Holiday Valley Rd Route 219S PO Box 370 | Ellicottville NY 14731


Holiday Valley Winter 2010-11  

Entering their 54th season, Holiday Valley is a wonderful year-round resort tucked away in the beautiful hills of Ellicottville, NY. Designe...