ELLICOTTVILLE – The hot summer days are here and Holiday Valley offers many great activities to keep families busy but safe during the pandemic.
Marketing director Jane Eshbaugh said business was good and was growing steadily as restrictions were relaxed. She said they support Governor Andrew Cuomo’s various tenures.
They believe the slow, steady method works to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and following mandates helps reassure customers that their risk is reduced, Eshbaugh said.
“Overall, we are happy with our business so far after starting to open the various attractions and services,” she said. “While we are unable to manage our normal number of guests at the moment, they definitely have enthusiasm and enthusiasm for the summer and winter season ahead.”
Eshbaugh said their reopening began on April 24 when they officially opened the golf course. All 18 holes are open and golf carts are available. The driving range and the golf shop are also open. New York State requires masks to be worn in the store. Golfers are reminded to maintain a 6 foot safe social distance. Call 699-3939 for tee times.
For those looking for adventure, the Sky High Mountain Coaster, Sky High Adventure Aerial Park, Gem Mining, 3D Climbing Forest, and Electric Bike Rental are all open for the summer. Eshbaugh said the sites were open on weekends starting June 13 and then daily on June 26.
“The coaster opened on the weekend of June 20, then daily on June 26 with safe spacing,” she said. “Family groups can be together, but must be able to maintain social distance. “
Enjoy hot summer days at Holiday Valley Pool Complex and Cabana Bar. Eshbaugh said the pools and the Cabana Bar are open daily for the summer, but the pools are operating at limited capacity. Anyone interested in using the pools can reserve a spot at holidayvalley.com/summer/pools.
“The pools opened on June 17,” she said. “There are two sessions open to the public and advance reservations are strongly advised, especially on weekends, as capacity is limited.”
Eshbaugh said they took it a week at a time at John Harvard’s Brew House located in the Tamarack Club. She said the restaurant opened on the July 4th weekend. According to John Harvard’s Facebook page, the restaurant is open for dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Cabana Bar is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can order a limited menu for lunch / dinner or have a cold cocktail by the pool. In accordance with the New York State mandate, guests must wear masks at all times, except when seated.
Accommodation at the resort is not a problem, according to Eshbaugh, who said all three locations are currently open. She said the Inn at Holiday Valley was able to remain open throughout the COVID-19 period. Rental properties opened in June and the Tamarack Club opened at the end of June.
“The capacities are not limited, but we must limit the gatherings in the common spaces,” she said.
Holiday Valley is constantly improving the resort to provide even more enjoyment to its guests. Eshbaugh said there were several major projects underway this summer. They are doing other work in the undergrowth and improving the slopes, purchasing a new groomer tractor and expanding their snowmaking operations.
For more information on activities and events at Holiday Valley, visit online at holidayvalley.com and Facebook.
(Contact press reporter Deb Everts at [email protected])