Holiday Valley

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Holiday Valley
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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 Annual Beer & Wine Festival.
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John M
Garrettsville, OH5 contributions
Very rude staff. Lift ticket prices are getting out of hand. It is to the point that a family cannot afford to teach their family to Ski. The short-term gain by the greed of the resort will have long term negative effects that will bring the skiing industry to its knees. Who do they think will carry on the skiing tradition in the next 20 years. Children in this country have abandoned baseball and football for soccer. This was never dreamed of, but yet here we are watching it happen. I can only hope the greed subsides before the damage is irreversible. Until sanity returns to the skiing industry, I will be skiing at local resorts that are still family friendly and customer friendly
Written January 30, 2022
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Andrea C.
59 contributions
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My daughter (11) and I were in Buffalo for a hockey tournament and came up a day early to ski. We loved how night skiing started at 3:30. That way, we got to ski both before and after the sun went down. Had dinner at the Mountainside Grille. Meals at ski resorts are always overpriced, but this seemed less overpriced than some. Hardly any lift lines, really not crowded. We were there on a Thursday. Didn’t have to wait in line for anything, from picking up our lift tickets purchased online (they have self-service kiosks) to getting our rentals. Only complaint was I wish they had been doing less snowmaking on the runs that were open. It might night visibility pretty poor.
Written January 25, 2022
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Jackinbama
Massillon, OH890 contributions
Visited Holiday Valley in January 2022 to ski. Stayed in the Tamarack Club which is super convenient. Parking deck, ski storage, on site restaurant and bar, on site lift tickets. Skiing was good although the lifts and slopes were not all open. We skied on a Tuesday so no crowd and never waited more than a minute to board a lift.

We traveled 3.5 hours to get here from Ohio. Skiing here is so much better than the Ohio options it is well worth the drive.
Written January 12, 2022
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Rob S
1 contribution
Oh my, we came in after our first day of skiing only to find that bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub and sauna were all closed. I have been to lots of ski resorts but never one that closes everything before the slopes. Our group ended up spending allot of money in town but we just wanted to stay on campus. A new thing on our list is we will call all ski resorts to see if we are allowed to eat after we ski....

The skiing was not the best but that was not their fault as the weather was warm. All the more reason to have other stuff open!

I was here 7 years ago and it was waaaaaay better. Won't be back
Written January 6, 2022
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KarlMLittler
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Holiday Valley was fine, as is the Village. We have enjoyed Ellicottville in the past and likely will again once our irritation comes off the boil.

What left a sour taste on this trip was the COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE COMMUNITY TESTING SERVICE TO DELIVER ON ITS HILLSIDE PCR TESTS FOR COVID. They took the swabs at a tent at Holimont and we completed the App's requirements (duly confirmed). THE RESULTS NEVER ARRIVED. That caused stress as we needed to have them within 72 hours of re-crossing the Canadian border.

Despite an email saying that they were looking into the delay the results were not forthcoming and have still not arrived EIGHT DAYS LATER. Needless to say we had to pay for our own PCR tests in Buffalo before returning to Canada. That cost U$420 that we had not planned on, plus the extra night's hotel that we had to book in Buffalo. Not the end of the World but what is really irritating is the failure to either provide the results or an explanation.

I don't know bout others' experience but for the three of us, THIS SERVICE SUCKS
Written January 3, 2022
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dsu929
Buffalo, NY83 contributions
My daughter and I were looking for a stop to add to our visit to the Ellicottville and Holiday Valley didn't disappoint.
We took a ride on the sky coaster and it was awesome.

My only disappointment was the lack of wildlife, but the views were still amazing.
Written October 3, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your ride on the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. Next time check out the Scenic Chairlift ride up to some amazing hiking trails and you are likely to see deer and other wildlife . We look forward to your next visit
Written December 16, 2021
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JenniferLink
Kenmore, NY44 contributions
Friends
Got a pool pass and enjoyed swimming and sitting by the pool. Got drinks at the outside bar and sat on some comfy outdoor furniture too. Would go back!
Written September 2, 2021
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We are so glad you were able to spend some time poolside this summer. The Cabana Bar and Pool Complex are a popular spot to relax and enjoy amazing scenic views.
Written December 16, 2021
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Doofmallow
Buffalo, NY12 contributions
Friends
We played golf at their golf course on a Friday morning. $75 and absolute waste of money. Course was in good shape but they let out a bunch of 5 somes. We were on pace for well over a 5 hour round but left early. When I got a call back because the kid at the desk said I’d have to speak to a manager it was a joke. The guy basically said what did you expect. He acted like groups of 5 are a normal thing. And that over 5 hours four a round of golf is reasonable. Then he tried to tell me that we left after 4 hours and 50 minutes so it didn’t even take us 5 hours. We left at 16. It was a joke. Never playing there again. He also hung up on me because it was unreasonable that I was mad. NEVER EVER PLAYING THERE AGAIN. $75 for a course that could be great and is run by fools
Written August 13, 2021
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We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley. We would appreciate the opportunity for our Director of Summer Operations to speak with you directly so that we can make things right.
Written December 16, 2021
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Dubba
Dover, NH57 contributions
We did the ropes course and mountain coaster. Great time and the staff took the time to go through all the safety stuff needed. Never felt unsafe. There are several levels of courses. We went as high as blue and that was plenty. Unless your are elite military or very in shape, the black courses were not for the faint of heart. It was a bit pricey for 3 hours but it was fun. Some of the 3 hours is taken up going through the safety briefings. Very clean and the staff were very friendly. Kids had a blast.
Written August 3, 2021
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Thank you!! We are do glad that you all enjoyed your visit to the Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley. We hope to see you again next summer!
Written December 16, 2021
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McFFace
Buffalo, NY1 contribution
This is not skiing. This is sliding on a very icy, poorly-groomed hill, and paying a ton for it. You'll be surrounded by staff who hate that you are there, and other people who are pissed off, yet tell their buddies it's the Aspen of the East. Well, Aspen and their Ikon pass suck. If you want to experience the worst experience you can skiing, ski here. And for added thrills, stay in their junk box accommodations. This place is happy to cater to morons who don't have a proper frame of reference of what a real resort is. Takes a few employees to put together a decent IQ and the motive here is strictly to take your money. The grooming can (and has) kill(ed). If you want to slide on a golf course, this is your place. Take out a second mortgage, and then tell yourself it was great, like the rest of the morons who have to drink so that they have a good time. What a joke. Someone slept with someone to get those Ski Magazine (does anyone even read that advertisement book (I mean "magazine")?
Written March 18, 2021
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