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November 30, 2021, Ellicottville, NY…Holiday Valley’s President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced today their 64th winter season will begin on Friday, December 3rd, weather permitting. Hours are from 9AM to 4:30 PM with 4 lifts open: Yodeler, Mardi Gras, Tannenbaum and Creekside and approximately 6 trails. Limited services and beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain will be available. Night skiing will start on December 10.

According to Eshbaugh, “We’re especially excited about the new season as it is the Grand Opening of the new Yodeler Express Quad Chairlift. This is our fourth high speed quad lift at Holiday Valley and we are proud to say that it was built by our Holiday Valley Mountain Crew.” The new lift was purchased from Doppelmayr USA, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Yodeler Express services all levels of skiers and snowboarders, and will be easier for beginners to load and unload, resulting in more efficient lift operations. A champagne toast will be held at 8:45 AM on Friday, along with a few remarks from Eshbaugh, Steve Crowley Director of Mountain Operations and Jim Curtis Mountain Manager. The resort is holding a “Golden Chair” contest on Facebook to choose one lucky person to ride with Dennis, Steve and Jim on the first chair ride. 

Holiday Valley has another reason to celebrate as they were ranked 2nd best winter resort in the East for 2022 by readers of SKI Magazine. The ranking of 2nd is the highest that Holiday Valley has ever achieved. As SKI Magazine wrote, “placing value in good, kind service, clean and welcoming lodges, and a truly communal vibe isn’t all that crazy after all. Because at the end of the day, skiing is more than just the act of sliding down a hill.” Holiday Valley excelled in many categories including snow, grooming, guest service, access, lodging, après ski, nightlife, character, lifts, dining, family friendliness, value, and overall satisfaction.

About Holiday Valley Resort

Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 60 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18 hole golf course, a tree top aerial adventure park, a mountain coaster and a summer pool complex. 

Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at 

Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Cleveland and Toronto. 

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