Thanks to the creation of an inviting waterfront over the past few years, Buffalo can now boast of having some of the funniest summer seasons. Before the creation of the inner and outer ports, many Buffalonians left the city every year in search of more user-friendly waterfronts which offered the opportunity to kayak, cycle or just sit on a chair and enjoy a refreshing breeze.
Now that our ‘seaside’ summer fun is established and growing, it’s time to look at the colder months. Skating at Canalside is all the rage these days. In addition, there is skating at Rotary Rink and RiverWorks. While Buffalo is increasingly known for its impressive outdoor skating qualities, there is another shining star that continues to put this city / region on the map of winter fun – Holiday Valley. Each year, thousands of people from near and far descend the slopes of Holiday Valley. Although it is not the the biggest Northeastern hills, the ski resort packs a punch in so many other ways.
Each year, Ski Magazine invites its readers to conduct a survey of the best ski resorts in eastern North America. Year after year, Holiday Valley emerges victorious from the top ten, which is pretty incredible considering the competition the resort faces. For the 2015-16 season, Holiday Valley took third place.
“We are very grateful to our guests who choose Holiday Valley as one of their favorite resorts,” said Dennis Eshbaugh, resort president and CEO. “And being one of these highly respected resorts in the East is very exciting.” When asked how Holiday Valley managed to make the top 10 year after year, Eshbaugh said, “It’s about making our guests have fun and enjoy winter with their families and their families. friends. We work hard to provide the type of resort they want. Each year, we improve and reinvest in the resort to stay one step ahead.
A friend of mine told me, just yesterday before I even saw the recent leaderboard, that a friend of his from Seattle visited Buffalo last year and brought his snowboard boots. Apparently the snow conditions in the west (where he was) were completely lackluster at the time, and he wanted to make good descents while he was there. He left quite impressed with the mountain conditions in Holiday Valley, despite the small size of the mountains. He also appreciated all of the resort’s offerings, which helped make Buffalo a pretty good light. My friend told me that Holiday Valley was one of the reasons she came back to Buffalo (from Seattle) – her family is made up of avid skiers and snowboarders, and they would have been disappointed not to have a ski resort. quality mountain nearby.
Click here to view Ski Magazine’s latest ranking profile. Here are the 2015-16 rankings for Eastern North America:
1- Mont Tremblant in Quebec, 2 – Stowe in Vermont, 3 – Holiday Valley in New York, 4 – Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont, 5 -Whiteface Mountain in New York, 6 – Jay Peak in Vermont, 7 – Killington in Vermont, 8 – Sunday River in Maine, 9 – Okemo in Vermont and 10 – Mount Snow in Vermont.