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BREW HOUSE The lively John Harvard's Brew House located in the Tamarack Club is open to the public. We serve warm and hearty lunches and dinners featuring specialty pizzas and juicy burgers. Our extensive selection of beers are craft brewed locally. The view is magnificent! Take out service available, just give us a call, 716-699-5350, starting December 14.
Falling Waters Spa
Ease your tired muscles and melt away your stress at the new Falling Waters Spa at Holiday Valley, located in the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. The healing process begins as you enter the reception area and find a gentle waterfall and a calming color palate. Natural light brightens the treatment rooms, the manicure and pedicure area and the Sanctuary. Seven treatment rooms, including 2 double suites are open 7 days per week. The Sanctuary is an area in which you can relax by the fireplace before or after your treatment and enjoy something delicious from our spa menu.
Please call for an appointment, 716-677-9700.
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Opening for the Season
Snowmaking to begin Friday
(December 3, 2009, Ellicottville, NY...) Director of Mountain Operations and snowmaking veteran, Steve Crowley, announced that if the weather continues as forecasted, the Holiday Valley crew will start making snow this Thursday night, December 3. The weather forecast predicts cold nights through the weekend, plus a significant accumulation - up to 13 inches - of lake effect snow. These factors will allow an opening date for the 2009-2010 season on Thursday, December 10, as long as Mother Nature keeps her promise. If she's a bit more generous, opening date could be Wednesday, December 9...stay tuned for more announcements.
Snowguns are ready for action on Yodeler, Mardi Gras, the Candy Cane loop (Candy Cane, Laurel, Punch Bowl, Sugar Plum) and School Haus. Most likely, the first to open will be three quad chairlifts with one "most difficult" rated slope, one "more difficult" slope and 2 "easiest" slopes. Snowmaking will continue as weather permits with the goal of opening all 56 slopes and 13 lifts by Christmas or earlier.
Holiday Valley's recent snowmaking improvements include a 62 million gallon reservoir called Spruce Lake, located at the top of the resort. This large supply of water on hand allows the Holiday Valley snowmakers to take advantage bursts of cold temperatures to make a large quantity of snow in a short period of time. In preparation for the 2009-10 season, Holiday Valley purchased 40 new HKD SV10 tower guns that can make snow in a warmer temperature range. These guns are staged on Yodeler and the Candy Cane loop. But once temperatures hit the low 20's the Holiday Valley crew can run 135+ guns simultaneously which builds base quickly.
For Steve's weekly Mountain Ops update, click here.
Tamarack Club Opens...
The Tamarack Club will open for rental guests starting Friday, December 18! This amazing four star condo/hotel has the perfect location at the base of the slopes, right next to the Clubhouse Chalet and the Creekside Lodge. Guests will enjoy the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, sauna, fitness room, WiFi and game room.The beautifully furnished condominiums range in size from studio to 3 bedroom units.
The Tamarack Club is also the home of the new John Harvard's Brew House and the Falling Waters Spa, both open to all.
For reservations please call 1-800-323-0020 or 716-699-2345.
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Holiday Valley Mountain Shops...
The Mountain Shops are now open featuring the most extensive selection of products like Jackets from 686, Burton, Marker, Obermeyer and Eider. Goggles by Oakley, Electric & VonZipper. Gloves by Gordini, Swany and Candy Grind. Fun and functional children's outerwear.
Holiday Valley Gift Cards available at the Mountain Shops...good for anything at Holiday Valley!