Holiday Valley Resort reopens for winter season

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y (WIVB) — Holiday Valley ski resort reopened for the season Saturday.

In just a matter of 72 hours the slopes turned into a winter wonderland.

Last year, winter enthusiasts didn’t make it out to the slopes as much because of the mild winter.

“I got out about five times and two of the times was like two or three slopes open so it wasn’t that fun, ” said Alex Czechowski, snowboarder.

This year, skiers and snowboarders are hoping to change that.

Holiday Valley officials say the resort has more than 32 inches of snow. It’s a mix of natural snow and snow they made over the past few days.

The resort expects to see at least 500,000 visitors this winter season.

The resort will stay open for the rest of the season as long as the temperatures stay low, but officials say on average, this is the time of year they usually open for the winter season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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