2023 Best of Lake Erie: Time on the Slopes

Ski resorts offer some of the best off-season fun around. Here’s what you’ll find at two of New York’s best, including golf, a spa and a Fall Fest at both resorts.

Holiday Valley
Ellicottville, New York

Fall Fest: Oct. 7-8 transforms both the resort and the village of Ellicottville with arts, crafts, music, food and fall fun like ski lift rides.

We Love: Heading into nearby Ellicottville for the shopping and dining.

More: The ropes course, mountain coaster and climbing forest are open through October. 

Peek'n Peak
Clymer, New York

Fall Fest: Oct. 14-15 and 21-22 brings a juried craft show, farmers market, the pumpkin cannon, children’s games, live entertainment, pony rides, ski lift rides and classic car cruise-in.

We Love: Gem mining and 18 holes of mini golf for little ones.

More: The ropes course, giant zipline and Soaring Eagle zipline are open through Oct. 22.