The majority of our freestyle terrain is located in the east complex, serviced by the Cindy’s and Sunrise quads, featuring five terrain parks with plenty of options for all abilities. The area to the east of School Haus is The Outpost & Terrain Garden, which feature introductory level boxes, rails and snow features. Introduced just this season, The Outpost has quickly become the hotspot for skiers and riders of all ages to gain introduction to freestyle terrain. Relax, have some fun, and if you’re struggling to dial in that new trick, consider heading on in to Creekside for a terrain park specific progression session!
Once you’re dialed in on the basics, your next stop should be Snoozer, which has intermediate sized rails, boxes and snow feature. Secondly, the Rail Park at the base of Mardi Gras features a variety of progressive and creative jib lines, which are switched up frequently by the terrain park rangers. Finally, Foxfire, the home of the 42/78 Park, contains our largest features for advanced level riders. Foxfire is where you’ll find a jump line, and multiple rail lines, with more side-hits and transitions than you’ll know what to do with. With so many ways to ride this park, we assure you you’ll want to make lap after lap in it! Rails, jumps, and boxes not your thing? Consider heading over to Moonshadow, the site of our boardercross course. Moonshadow was recently widened and outfitted with more snow guns for this season, netting our biggest and best course to date.
Looking for more information on freestyle terrain at Holiday Valley? Click on over to 4278parks.com or Facebook.com/4278parks. And remember: Make a Plan, Look Before You Leap, Easy Style It, Respect Gets Respect!
Holiday Valley is skiing, riding and more!
Holiday Valley has an excellent reputation for great skiing and riding, cozy lodging and beautiful base lodges, but the winter excitement doesn’t have stop when the skis are packed up in the car. Keep the fun going with our other winter activities.
The Holiday Valley Tubing Company, Open Thursday – Sunday.
Mountain Coaster, located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge, open Thursday-Sunday when the Tannenbaum lift is operating.
Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing. Use of the trails is free – both cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent for $17 at Holiday Valley’s rental shop.
If you’re looking for outdoor family fun for all ages, this is the place! The Holiday Valley Tubing Company is located 4 miles from Holiday Valley and 3 miles northeast of the Village of Ellicottville on Rt. 242 (just past the Birdwalk, off Bryant Hill Rd.) and is open Thursdays through Sundays. A two-hour slide starts at $17 and all you have to do is sit down and let the tow carry you to the top.
Hop on the Mountain Coaster and get ready for a fun, twisty-turney ride down the mountain through the trees! The Mountain Coaster is located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge and the winter hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 2–8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1–8 p.m., when the Tannenbaum lift is operating. When in doubt, check by calling Valley at (716) 699-2345). Tickets are $8 per ride, 2 rides for $15 or a 10 pack for $65. You can save if you purchase a ride with your lift ticket, $6 per ride or $20 all day.
Falling Waters Spa
After a great day on the slopes you deserve a bit of pampering! Treat your tired muscles to a therapeutic massage, available by appointment at Falling Waters Spa at the Tamarack Club, (716) 677-9700. Cost is $70 for half hour, $105 for one hour massages. A 75-minute hot stone massage is $160, and a 30-minute reflexology session is $55. Body wraps and face treatments also available.
Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
For an enjoyable change of pace try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Snowshoeing requires no extraordinary skills — just walk with your feet a little farther apart! Some people use ski poles for balance, but be sure to wear comfortable and waterproof shoes or boots and water repellent pants. Both cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent for $17 at Holiday Valley’s rental shop. Use of the trails is free! Or if you want more of an adventure, we sell a 2-ride cross-country ticket to take you to the top of Holiday Valley where you can ski the ridgeline from Cindy’s all the way to Spruce Lake, about three miles one way.