8) Holiday Valley
Located in Ellicottville, one hour south of Buffalo, Happy Valley is one of New York’s best ski resorts. Popular with locals from Western New York and nearby Southern Ontario, Holiday Valley is a fairly sizeable ski resort with 58 slopes and 13 lifts. Very popular with families looking for an affordable ski break, Holiday Valley offers three base lodges with cute ski in-out entrances, two hotels and several eateries. A Sky High Mountain Coaster offers a thrilling way to travel through the snowy woods and the four terrain parks at Holiday Valley feature a number of jumps and cross-country runs. With 21st century snow-making and maintaining technology, Holiday Valley can compete with some of the best resorts in the U.S.