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Sky High Premieres New ‘Tarzan Swing’ Obstacle


By Alicia Dziak On Friday, May 18, Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park celebrated the opening of their new obstacle, the Tarzan Swing. “Tarzan and Jane” played by Mike Paterniti and Quincy Widger, demonstrated the element, which involved swinging on a rope that launched from one platform, and landing on a giant cargo net. The obstacle was added onto the end ... Read More »

May the Fourth Be With You at Sky High’s Opening Day

On May 4, Sky High Adventure Park opens for its 7th season with the force of an entire galaxy. Star Wars fans are invited to join the opening day fun and celebrate May 4 by wearing their favorite Star Wars clothing to receive $5 off a 3-hour climb in the Sky High Aerial Park. Sky High Adventure Park includes the ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Plans $3.2M in Upgrades

Holiday Valley Plans $3.2M in Upgrades Last week, Holiday Valley announced they are planning a $3.2 million upgrade this year. “As an independent resort we are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in our 61 year history,” according to Dennis Eshbaugh, president. “Together with this year’s projects we have reinvested over $130 million in the resort ... Read More »

Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Return March 9-11


By Alicia Dziak It’s almost that time of year again where king and queen reign supreme, dummies grace the slopes and the only thing more fun than throwing beads is collecting them! Yes, Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Weekend will be here March 9-11, and the honor of your presence—or the honor of whoever or whatever you feel like ... Read More »

Boardroom Banked Slalom March 4

By Rich Place Snowboarding will be celebrated this weekend at Holiday Valley with a new event presented by The Boardroom. The inaugural Boardroom Banked Slalom, a fun event that will allow for riders of all ages to take to the course, is scheduled for Sunday, March 4 on Holiday Valley’s Independence Run, ending at the base of Yodeler. “It’s going ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Celebrates 60 Years


By Rich Place A jury-rigged rope tow on Fish Hill in the mid-1930s seems like a fairly humble beginning for developing Ellicottville into the ski town it is today. But as people flocked to the village — ski trains arrived each weekend carrying city folk to try the slopes — and interest in skiing grew, members of the Ellicottville Ski ... Read More »

January is Learn a Snowsport Month


By Alicia Dziak If you feel like you’ve been missing out on winter fun because you never got around to learning how to ski or snowboard, join others across the country for National Learn a Snowsport month, happening all month long in January. You’re never too old to learn something new, and this is your chance to get out there ... Read More »

Merry Christmas Break!


By Alicia Dziak It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The kids (and hopefully adults!) are off until 2018, and it’s time to celebrate the season with endless fun over this holiday break. Hit the slopes! Kissing Bridge is now open. Lifts are spinning and the powder is calling all skiers and snowboarders! Take advantage of 11 Days of ... Read More »

HV Tubing Opens Dec. 21


By Alicia Dziak Looking for a guaranteed fun outdoor experience this winter? Check out Holiday Valley Tubing Company! Located just four miles from the resort on Route 242 in Ellicottville, the tubing park offers hours of downhill thrills. All the fun of tubing without any of the work, Holiday Valley Tubing Company (which, according to Snow Tubing Source, is the ... Read More »

HV’s Snowsports School Co-Directors Combine Talents for the Season


By Alicia Dziak The ski and snowboard season has officially begun, and with it comes the excitement of getting back to the slopes and getting reacquainted with your ski legs. While skiing and snowboarding are much like riding a bicycle­—once you learn how, you don’t really forget­—they are also sports that are constantly evolving and giving you opportunities to improve. ... Read More »

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