Holiday Valley Resort will undergo $4 million in upgrades this summer for next winter’s ski season.
The project calls for 32 major improvements, including 40 additional automated snow guns for the production of snow; a new SnowCat, a slope grooming vehicle; upgrading the resort’s bandwidth to better handle guests’ multiple electronic devices; and 15 new golf carts for the golf course. Holiday Valley Road, an Ellicottville road that cuts through the resort’s main parking lot, will be relocated to the far side of the resort, to increase safety and improve parking.
“I think the upgrades will keep us efficient, keep our costs down and add to an improved experience for our guest,” said David Trathen, Holiday Valley’s vice president of finance.
The resort is covering the costs of the project through its cash reserves, but it has also applied for tax incentives from the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency for a potential savings of $260,000 from waived sales tax associated with the project.