Mississauga Life — Early Spring 2015
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Whole Family Fun At Holiday Valley In Ellicottville!

Tucked away in the cool green hills of Western New York and just an hour south of the Peace Bridge is Holiday Valley Resort in the charming village of Ellicottville.

The Double Black Diamond golf course is challenging and beautifully maintained, with breathtaking scenery at every hole. The course is a pleasing blend of mountainous and flat terrain. The relatively level front nine plays longer and is built around a series of ponds and bunkers. The narrow fairways of the back nine wind their way through the base of the mountains for a challenging test of golf. The greens are carefully manicured to produce a fast and true putting surface.

Perhaps the best news for Canadians is the moderate pricing. The overnight lodging package with golfing at Holiday Valley costs about the same as one round of golf north of the border!

But golf is just the beginning of what Holiday Valley has to offer. Sky High Aerial Adventure Park boasts 13 climbing courses that range from easy to expert; a series of platforms are built in the trees and climbers are challenged to navigate between platforms using bridges made of logs, ropes or other obstacles using strategy and balance. Riders on the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster can control the speed of the car as it zigs, zags and spirals down the mountain. The Climbing Forest is like a climbing wall, with holds attached to tree trunks. Chairlift rides to scenic Spruce Lake are offered on select weekends. The three-pool swim complex, hiking trails and 35 miles of single-track mountain biking trails all add to the fun.

Lodging is close and convenient at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club condominium/hotel, or several nearby condominiums, townhouses and homes. The Tamarack Club hosts John Harvard’s Brew House and Falling Waters Spa.

The village of Ellicottville, just one mile from the resort, is a charming and fun-loving town full of unique shops, interesting restaurants and warm night spots. Holiday Valley in Ellicottville provides summer fun for the whole family that’s close to home.