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Terrain Parks – Holiday Valley 

 
Rider’s Guide
Every ski and snowboarding ability level can find their sweet spot among the fourteen hundred acres of mountain waiting at Holiday Valley. Hop on one of the three high-speed quad chairs, eight fixed grip quad chairs or two surface lifts and head down any of the mountain’s sixty trails. Take lessons from the PSIA-AASI Certified instructors who use the National ATM Method at the Holiday Valley Snowsports School. Skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross-country skiing are taught in consistency with other schools around the country.
 
If you’re new to riding, take advantage of the Burton Learn to Ride Center or Burton Kids Learn to Ride Center, and learn from skilled instructors teaching at the highest standard on top equipment.  
 
Parks & Pipes
Holiday Valley has created five rideable terrain parks for all to enjoy. Multiple lines flow from one feature into the next, for a seamless experience. Get introduced to a terrain park’s fun features by visiting Progression Park and Terrain Garden to the east of School Haus, or the Riglet Park area. You’ll find smaller boxes, rails and snow features that are beginner-friendly. The base of Mardi Gras’ Rail Park offers intermediate level challenges. And Fiddler’s Elbow intermediate level park opens earlier thanks to the addition of automated snowmaking. Moonshadow continues as the mountain’s boardercross course. 
 
Out of Bounds
Night skiing is a great part of Holiday Valley’s big picture, as are the multiple cross country trails. Accessible by chairlift for intermediate skill levels, and at the base of the mountain for a more easy-going experience, it’s easy to enjoy a trail through the trees. Nighttime Nordic is available on the golf course, with solar lights brightening the way. Both experiences are highly affordable, and skis, boots and poles may all be rented for a low price.  If you’ve never had a chance to try snowshoeing, Holiday Valley’s lower slopes and golf course offer the opportunity. Equipment may be rented through the High Performance Shop. And if you want to go off-site, nearby Allegany State Park has over twenty miles of free, classical forest trails maintained by Allegany Nordic. 
 
Hangout & Hookup
Stop in slopeside at John Harvard’s Brew House within Holiday Valley’s Tamarack Club condo/hotel complex. Or head up the road to Ellicottville, which will win you over with its originality. Bistros sit alongside one-of-a-kind shops, with no chain stores to be seen. Join your friends at the year-round heated beer garden in Ellicottville Brewing Company, or share some comfort food and catch live music at the Gin Mill or Armor Inn. Whatever your social tastes, Ellicottville has the perfect spot.