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Great resort with wide variety of terrain

Holiday Valley is a great resort in a quaint town. With lots of wide gentle slopes, it's a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SingleTrackGirl
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State College, Pennsylvania
Great trails - blues not as steep as Catskills or Berkshires

Mistletoe trail is one of the prettiest I have every skied down! Lined with Norway spruce... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sky2Big
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New Paltz, New York
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Popular Year 'Round Destination Resort offering Skiing/Snowboarding and other winter recreation. Summer Months guests enjoy our Golf Course, Aerial Zip Line Adventure Park, Weddings, Conferences and Special Events like the Mudslide Mud Run and...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Holiday Valley is a great resort in a quaint town. With lots of wide gentle slopes, it's a great place for less confident skiers, while providing steeper slopes for those who want them.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SingleTrackGirl
InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! We are so glad you had the chance to visit the shops and restaurants in the Village of Ellicottville. We are fortunate to be so close to an friendly Village full of independent businesses. We hope you will be able to visit us...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Mistletoe trail is one of the prettiest I have every skied down! Lined with Norway spruce, wonderland.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so glad you got to ski Mistletoe -it is one of our favorites too. The way the snow stays on the trees makes it a magical trail day or night. We hope you will have the chance to visit us again later this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best resort with in 4 hours of where we live. Or kids learned to ski here and both had great experiences with the ski school. They do an amazing job at snow making.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with potential customers. We are very proud of our Ski School & Snowmaking Staff, many have been part of the Holiday Valley Family for decades and it shows in their commitment to quality. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy with snow plowing little ones every where to maneuver around. Terrible ski conditions, dangerous ice, rocks, mud and drop offs not marked. Was not enjoyable. Would never go again with so few trails open 26 out of 60.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cheri R
InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again at a time that Mother Nature has been more generous. The warm up effected many ski areas but ended with a great snowstorm that made all the difference.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rarity for NY there was a lack of snow, but the resort still had over half of its runs open, including the WALL which at one point has a 70 degree slope. Most of the beginner and intermediate runs were open. The staff did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ricksherny
InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with potential customers. We are fortunate to have an excellent team of snowmakers and groomers who can work magic with whatever mother nature provides us. The weatherman assures us that Old Man Winter is returning...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was on our bucket list for years and finally got a chance to ski it over Christmas break. For being the holiday, the lift lines were not crazy. You can't beat 3 high speed quads. The 3 base lodges were all great. We would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you had the chance to visit us for the first time. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Holiday valley has many amenities that families can enjoy. The amount of open slopes and varied terrain difficulty is one of the best things about the resort. Night skiing is provided on may of the same slopes and it is less crowded during the evening...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jose P
InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with potential guests. We hope you will be able to visit us again this winter

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall Holiday Valley is a great place. The ski areas are phenomenal ( for the east anyway) but the snow tubing operation is a waste of money unless you can get there and be one of only a few people at the facility at a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed skiing at the Resort over the Christmas Holiday's. Unfortunately Mother Nature was not very generous this year and forced us to reduce the number tubing lanes we could safely offer during some days during the busy Christmas Break Week....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 7 stayed at the Tamarac Club and had a fantastic time. We wanted a place right on the slopes so skiers could come and go as they wanted. Even though it was raining on arrival, the weather picked up. There was plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for writing a thorough review of your visit to Holiday Valley. Families love the convenience of the Tamarack Club especially the ability to have the conveniences of home with the services of a Hotel. We hope you will be able to visit us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was lackluster compared to other trips. Employees, especially lift attendants, were unfriendly and sometimes inattentive, and we have the bruises to prove it. Often they were too busy smoking or talking to catch lift chairs, particularly at Yodeler. Conditions were fair, but that’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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InnManagerHV, Manager at Holiday Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry that this visit did not live up to the high expectations we set for ourselves. We appreciate your feedback and have followed up with the appropriate staff to ensure we do better in the future. We are glad that you have been...More

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BeanW
December 9, 2018|
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Response from InnManagerHV | Property representative |
The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley would be a perfect fit for you. Their Deluxe Hotel Room has a Kitchenette and all of their Larger units have fully equipped kitchens. Creekside Lodge is where our children's lesson... More
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Cruiser586348
October 28, 2018|
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Response from InnManagerHV | Property representative |
Yes the Ellicottville Oasis Spa is located inside the Tamarack Club hotel which is located in the main base area of the resort.
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Karen B
March 9, 2018|
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Response from Sadie280 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - a couple of chalet's on the hill. The main chalet is large and has a few eating options. Have fun.
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canadianmo
ontario
ski in/ski out (1 Replies)
My family of 4 is planning a ski trip to Holiday Valley. We love a true ski in/ski out. Would you suggest the Inn or a condo? Thanks.
January 30, 2005|
Response frommagel86|
The ski in ski out condo's are beautiful. well kept up and easy to get to the lift right below. I definitely reccomend it.
tlsportsgal
Kentucky
Loding Near Holiday Valley Slopes (1 Replies)
We are planning our first trip to visit family over Christmas. Any suggestions on where to stay close to the slopes for 4 nights 12/23 - 12/27/09. Would like to be close without paying an arm and leg (need both legs for skiing)
November 11, 2009|
Response frommikecap|
try the wingate in the village.less than a mile to slopes and you can walk to everything in the village.indoor pool and hottub and a really nice breakfast
dbwebb
grimsby
Holiday Valley Golf Course in Ellicottville (1 Replies)
I'm planning on booking a Golf vacation to Ellicottville . I'm an above average golfer. What is the course layout and golf experience like at Holiday Valley Golf course? Thanking you in advance
March 08, 2014|
Response fromInnManagerHV|
Hello! I am glad you are considering playing Holiday Valley's Double Black Diamond. First a disclaimer :) I work at the Inn at Holiday Valley but since your question has not received an answer from a "traveler" I want to give you some info on the course. The back nine winds its way through the base of the mountains and has some amazing views. The fairways are well manicured and narrow and this nine and can be challenging. Holiday Valley has the best bent grass greens in Western New York....More