A Few Words On The Snow
If you're waiting for a powder day at Holiday Valley, then you might have a long wait.
Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall,
which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Holiday Valley
to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.
Skiing at Holiday Valley is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can.
It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska.
With only 1.0% of months at Holiday Valley getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to
set up your powderhound shack.
The snow at Holiday Valley can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months,
50.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow.
If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Holiday Valley, you should temper your expectations. This is a place
where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 50.0% of
the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.
Getting to Holiday Valley, if you're flying in
From the airport in Buffalo, NY to the mountain, skiers face a trek that's less than an hour and easy. Just 57 minutes and you're cranking into your boots.