Located at the top of the mountain and western-most end of Holiday Valley’s property is Spruce Lake, a 64 million-gallon body of water constructed in the summer of 2006. Not only did its construction double the amount of water available for snowmaking each winter, but it also created a beautiful area for lakeside recreation.
Spruce Lake is open daily and access to the lake is free of charge. However, due to continued misuse of the property, Spruce Lake will now close every night at dusk. Overnight camping is not permitted. Holiday Valley asks that everyone carry out everything they brought, including trash. Motorized vehicles are not permitted beyond the gates. Alcohol is not permitted in the Spruce Lake area. Spruce Lake is private property and Holiday Valley asks visitors to be respectful of this area for the enjoyment of everyone.
To access Spruce Lake, drive up Holiday Valley Road until you reach the end of the pavement. Then, continue straight ahead on the dirt road to the parking area at the lake. The resort advises using a vehicle equipped with 4WD for traveling up the dirt road to Spruce Lake. The lake is a mildly strenuous hike up the road or from the base of Tannenbaum, just simply follow the Spruce Lake chair lift up the hill to the top. Starting Aug. 5 , the Spruce Lake chair lift will operate from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.(weather permitting), offering rides up and down for $7 per person. Once atop, visitors may choose to ride back down or take a scenic hike down one of the resort’s many trails.