Ellicottville is a village in the Southern Tier of New York. It is famous for its ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont, the former recently ranked the number 4 ski resort in the Eastern United States.

Get in

US 219 runs north from I-86, as well as south from Buffalo. Additionally, NY242 runs into the village.

The closest airport is in Buffalo, as well as the closest Amtrak station. However, driving to Buffalo is not hard at all: just take the 219 north to the end of the road at the New York State Thruway (I-90), then get off at Exit 53 (I-190 north). Downtown Buffalo is five minutes past the exit.

Get around

Within the village of Ellicottville (downtown), one does not need a car, as the village is very compact and everybody walks. Everything you want to see or do is on or near Washington Street, the main thoroughfare. However, if you are going from town to the ski resorts, you will need a car. Holiday Valley is located about a mile from the village on US 219, and HoliMont is on NY 242 before you enter the village.



Skiing and snowboarding are what a vast majority of visitors to Ellicottville come to do. The two ski resorts are:

Besides the ski resorts, there are many other things to do in Ellicottville:


Funky Washington Street has a surprisingly huge selection for a small village- Check out some of the shops:

Because Ellicottville is known as the "Aspen of the East", there are many ski- and snowboard-specific shops. A good tip for those looking to buy new skis or snowboards is to wait till the end of the season. Prices are typically $200-$300 lower than what they would be at the beginning and during the ski season. Typically, prices go down in mid-March, which means you can still get a couple of weeks in before the resorts close.





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Routes through Ellicottville

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