Ellicottville has some of the best skiing in the East.  Ellicottville is blessed with not one, but two incredible ski hills.  Holiday Valley is open to the public 7 days a week.  It perennially ranks in the top 10 ski resorts in the East by Ski Magazine.  Holimont is North America’s largest private ski hill.  As a bonus, it is open to the public Monday to Thursday.  Between them, Holiday Valley and Holimont boast 115 runs on 425 acres of skiable terrain.  Over 400 acres of that is covered by snowmaking.  That’s almost 95%. 

Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley is fresh off another top 10 finish in Ski Magazine’s Top 10 resorts as judged by their readers.  This is what they had to say:

“What a great, small Eastern ski operation. Massive snowmaking with the commitment to cover the slopes with deep snow, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Outstanding grooming that makes the most of the snow that nature and the snowmaking crew provide. Top-quality lifts along with good crowd control on weekends to keep lines manageable. And the town of Ellicottville? What a dining and après jewel tucked into the forested hills of western N.Y.”

Holiday Valley Mountain Stats

Average Annual Snowfall

180 inches

Snowmaking Coverage


Number of Automated Snowguns


Total Number of Snowguns


Vertical Drop

750 feet

Base Elevation

1500 feet

Summit Elevation 


Total Acreage

1400 acres

Skiable Acreage

290 acres

Number of Day Trails


Number of Night Trails


Total Uphil Skier Capacity

23,850 people per hour

Total Lifts


High Speed Quad Chairs


Fixed Grip Quad Chairs


Double Chairs


Surface Lifts


Holiday Valley Trail Map