Holiday Valley Skiing - Photo by NYS ESDEllicottville, N.Y. – The SKI Magazine Reader Resort Survey once again named Holiday Valley Resort one of the top resorts in Eastern North America. According to Dennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager, “This is the 14th time since 1999 that skiers ranked Holiday Valley in the top ten of over 150 resorts. Our 6th in the East rating is a testament to our guests’ appreciation of the commitment to our continual reinvestments to maintain a top quality ski resort. We are humbled and honored by their loyalty.”

Eshbaugh also pointed out, “Once again, Holiday Valley was the only resort in the top 10 with less than 1000 vertical feet, which means that while having a big mountain is important, there’s a lot of great skiing to be had in 750 feet. And there’s so much more to the skiing experience like great service, comfortable lodging, additional activities and having a fun and charming Village that provides wonderful places to shop, eat, drink and socialize.”

Holiday Valley’s top rankings include number 1 for lifts, number 1 for Après, number 1 for night life, number 2 for dining, number 3 for lodging, number 3 for local flavor, number 4 for charm, number 5 for down day activities and number 7 for grooming.

The 2021 SKI Magazine top ten resort rankings are: 1- Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont 2- Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, 3-Mad River Glen in Vermont, 4-Killington in Vermont, 5-Whiteface Mountain in New York, 6-Holiday Valley, 7-Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, 8-Sugarbush in Vermont, 9-Wachusett in Massachusetts, and 10-Sunday River in Maine.

About Holiday Valley Resort:

Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 60 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.


Jane Eshbaugh
Director of Marketing
Holiday Valley Resort
Ellicottville, NY