Holiday Valley ranks an astonishing #3 in SKI Magazine

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Holiday Valley 3rd in the East

SKI Magazine Reader Rankings

(September 23, 2015, Ellicottville, NY…) SKI Magazine readers ranked Holiday Valley 3rd best among the top resorts in eastern North America for the 2015-16 season. “We’re so appreciative of our customers who choose Holiday Valley as one of their favorite resorts”, said Dennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager of the resort. “And to be listed among these highly respected eastern resorts is very exciting.” When asked how Holiday Valley manages be listed in the top 10 year after year, Eshbaugh said, “It’s all about making it easy for our guests to have fun and enjoy the winter with their family and friends. We work hard to provide the kind of resort they want. Every year we improve and reinvest in the resort to stay ahead of the curve.”


In March of 2015, Magazine readers were asked to rate resorts they had recently visited in the eastern US and Canada, and Holiday Valley ranked in the top ten in 13 of the 18 categories. Holiday Valley is the only resort in the top 10 to have under 1500 vertical feet but the ranking shows that while the size of the mountain is important, there are so many other factors that add up to a memorable ski experience. Things that turn a good vacation into a great one include exceptional customer service, friendliness of staff and top notch facilities. Holiday Valley’s lift system, access to the resort, lodging, dining and kid friendliness were all ranked number 2. On-mountain food was ranked number 3, as well as après and off-hill activities. Service was ranked number 6 and terrain parks were number 7. The full survey and rankings are available in October’s issue of SKI Magazine and online at


The 2015-16 SKI Magazine top ten resort rankings are: 1- Mont Tremblant in Quebec, 2-Stowe  in Vermont, 3-Holiday Valley in New York, 4-Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont,  5-Whiteface Mountain in New York, 6-Jay Peak in Vermont, 7-Killington in Vermont, 8-Sunday River in Maine, 9-Okemo in Vermont and 10-Mount Snow in Vermont. This year marks the tenth time in twelve years that Holiday Valley has ranked in the top 10 resorts in Eastern North America. Past years’ rankings are  3rd in 2004, 5th in 2005, 9th in 2006, 5th in 2007, 9th in 2008, 4th in 2009 and  6th in 2012 and 5th in 2013 and 5th in 2014.


About Holiday Valley Resort:

Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 58 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 and a mountain coaster.  Holiday Valley is New York State’s most visited ski resort. It is located on Route 219 just 50 miles south of Buffalo, NY. Visit or call 716-699-2345 to learn more.

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