Despite the vast fluctuations in winter weather this year, Holiday Valley, with fifty-eight slopes and 13 lifts (including three high speed quads) says the skiing must not stop. The resort is reporting a 14 to 51 inch base depth. More than 45 slopes will be open this weekend and Holiday Valley will operate all 13 of its lifts including three high speed quads, eight quads and two surface lifts.
Over the past 10 years Holiday Valley has invested more than $3.3 million in snowmaking expansions and upgrades. Spruce Lake was built in 2006 which created a 62 million gallon snowmaking reservoir at the top of the mountain. Underground pipes that carry water throughout the resort have been replaced with larger diameter pipes to increase the snowmaking capacity. Each year new snowmaking guns have been added to increase coverage.