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Holiday Valley delaying season opening

The ski resort is now estimating an early December opening.

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. — Holiday Valley is pushing back its opening date. 

Originally the ski resort was aiming to open this Friday Nov. 26. The ski resort announced the opening delay on Tuesday.

Despite having gotten 5 inches of natural snow, there is not enough snow to open the resort yet.

Currently the Ellicottville resort is hoping to open in early December.

Temperatures have to be low enough for the snow making team to help build a foundation, and it has been warm recently. The snow making team was able to start making snow Monday and will make snow again Tuesday night.

When the ski resort opens for the season, people will be able to enjoy a new high-speed quad lift among other improvements. 

The snowmaking team at Holiday Valley was hard at work Saturday night and Sunday morning, trying to make the most out of the temperatures they've had to work with.

It hasn't been easy work, they say, but it's worth it for results like this. Holiday Valley is shooting for this Friday to open.