ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - With 12+ inches of natural snow and a good snowmaking run that began yesterday, Holiday Valley’s President and General Manager, Dennis Eshbaugh announced plans to open for their 60th season of skiing and snowboarding on Saturday, November 26, 2016. According to Eshbaugh, “This is an exciting time of year and we’re pleased to get an early start on the season.”
Weather permitting, the resort plans to have three lifts operating from 8:30am-10pm: Yodeler, Mardi Gras, and School Haus. Ticket prices for the weekend: $50 adult / $40 junior for 8 hours, $45 adult / $35 junior for 4 hours (available Saturday and Sunday) and $25 adult / $18 junior for night tickets that start at 3:30pm. Services include food and beverage and retail shop at the Yodeler Lodge and the coffee shop, rental equipment and lessons in the Holiday Valley Lodge.
Weather permitting, snowmaking will continue through Tuesday night, and then warm temperatures will force a temporary shut down for Wednesday and Thursday. Snow grooming will take place on Friday for the opening on Saturday. Long range forecasts for December are decent with dropping temperatures through the month and good snowmaking temperatures at night.