###Contact: Jane Eshbaugh Holiday Valley Director of Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org 716-699-3904
Ellicottville, N.Y. - The new $12 million Holiday Valley Lodge will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, December 15, 2012 starting at 2:00PM. The new Lodge replaces the 50 year old main base lodge, the Clubhouse Chalet with the purpose of improving circulation, services and experiences for Holiday Valley guests. Construction of the Lodge began in March, 2012 and over 250 tradesmen and tradeswomen from over 30 companies worked on the building. Most contractors were from the local Western New York/Western Pennsylvania area. The General Contractor was Duggan and Duggan from Olean, NY and the Architectural firm was the Olean office of Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals. The 66,000 square foot building will serve as the base lodge during the ski season, and as a year ‘round conference center. The Lodge contains the food service area, two bars, a coffee shop, equipment rental and repair shops, the Snowsports school desk, locker rooms and day care, as well as reception and conference rooms. The Holiday Valley Lodge is designed with a soaring 32 foot cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove cedar decking, thick wooden beams, a two story stone chimney with fireplaces on both floors, expansive exterior decks and a natural stone and cedar exterior. 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.