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Holiday Valley opens for ski season in Ellicottville

Posted at 12:20 AM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 00:20:18-05

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ski season at Holiday Valley begins Saturday November 23rd at 8:30 a.m. Operating three lifts and ten slopes opening weekend for riders at all levels. Jane Eshbaugh, Director of Marketing at Holiday Valley, said the whole town's excited.

“The shops and restaurants are gearing up, and it kind of gives everyone a leg up for the holiday season," Eshbaugh said.

Businesses are expecting things to kick in to gear too. Shoppers filled a one night only stocking stuffer party at Ava Grace Fashions downtown. Jessica Gilbert, the store's owner, said Holiday Valley and the businesses downtown have a great partnership.

“We have a lot of people who are skiers who come down on weekends only and I know that I’m seeing a few faces I haven’t seen in a while so that’s exciting," Gilbert said.

Holiday Valley will be open from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday, and from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday. It will close during the week and expects to open for the rest of the season the weekend after Thanksgiving.