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Holiday Valley to open Saturday for preview skiing weekend

By Rick Miller With natural snow and cold temperatures allowing for snowmaking, Holiday Valley will open Saturday for a preview weekend — a week ahead of schedule. “With the cold temperatures we had ideal conditions last week and weekend to make a lot of snow, over 300 acre feet,” said Dennis Eshbaugh, president of the resort. That’s enough snow to ... Read More »

Holiday Valley’s chairlift rides signal change of seasons

By Rick Miller Holiday Valley has started offering weekend chairlift rides — a sure sign that summer is waning. Chairlift rides to Spruce Lake started in August, according to Holiday Valley marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. The weekend rides are always popular, she said, showing off the surrounding hills and valley below. They will only get more popular as the leaves ... Read More »

Gourmet Italian dishes featured at ‘Tuscan Moon’ fundraiser dinner

By Deb Everts “Tuscan Moon,” one of Ellicottville’s most anticipated dinner parties of the year, is back again. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. at John Harvard’s Cabana Bar & Pool Complex at Holiday Valley Resort. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville and event sponsor Peter’s & Moriarty PC present this upscale culinary event ... Read More »

HV donates to local charities, services

Holiday Valley presented checks to several local charities and services last month with funds raised at several events held at Holiday Valley through the 2018-19 fall and winter season, such as Fall Festival chairlift rides and the Winter Carnival Snowbar. Pictured (from left): David Trathen, Holiday Valley VP of Finance, and Marjorie and Maitlin Brown representing the Great Valley Youth ... Read More »

Holiday Valley chairlift rides start Saturday

Spruce Lake Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley will begin this Saturday, Aug. 3 and continue each weekend through Oct. 13, weather permitting. At the top, you have the option of exploring Spruce Lake then riding back down the chair or hiking down one of the many trails. Up to four people can ride in a chair. Dogs are not allowed ... Read More »

EVL Trail Runs return to Holiday Valley this Sunday

By Kellen M. Quigley  Some of the area’s toughest runners will gather Sunday, July 21 at Holiday Valley’s Mountain Sports Center for the annual EVL Trail Races. These 4- and 9-mile trail running races utilize resort and state lands for the traditional trail running races, which began to attract the toughest of the tough since 2003.  Participants from several surrounding ... Read More »


By Kellen M. Quigley The finals, field trips and end-of-year celebrations are almost complete, and now it’s time to embark on that wonderful summer vacation adventure. After nine months of note taking, test taking, studying and homework, it’s time for some fun, and there’s plenty to do to keep everyone busy from now until September. Now open daily throughout the ... Read More »

Stuck in the Mud at Holiday Valley

By Louisa Benatovich For Father’s Day weekend, over 1,000 mudders of all ages participated in the annual Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run, held June 15. A tradition for nearly 10 years, this season’s event drew individuals from all across Western New York and the surrounding states. Featuring a collection of brand-new participants and veteran competitors, this year’s muddy obstacle course ... Read More »

Slip on down to the Holiday Valley Mudslide this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s time to break out the running clothes and sneakers you don’t mind getting muddy, because it’s going to be a slip-sliding good time at Holiday Valley this weekend Holiday Valley Resort will host its eighth annual Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run on Saturday, June 15, and there’s a lot of fun in store for anyone looking ... Read More »


Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course will be hosting several events this summer that combine fun themes with real golf. “This ‘new face of golf’ is designed to bring excitement and variety to the traditional game with these casual and fun tournaments,” said Kyle Benish, Assistant PGA Professional at Holiday Valley. Each tournament is open to the public. “Fairway ... Read More »

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