International Bowhunters at Holiday Valley


The International Bowhunters Organization World Championship is back at Holiday Valley!


Our friends at Holiday Valley have asked us to advise that ALL Hiking and Biking Trails on HV property will be CLOSED from Monday August 3rd through Sunday August 9th.


During these Dates the International Bowhunting Organization will be using Holiday Valley lands for the IBO World Championship 3-D Target Shoot.  We probably don’t need to say that the mix of flying arrows and mountain bike riding has very little to recommend it, but we’ll do it anyway. Please extend these World Championship competitors and the staff at Holiday Valley the courtesy they deserve by altering your rides to exclude the Holiday Valley property.


There are multiple entry points to the trail system that WNYMBA has built on DEC lands in the Ellicottville area which do not involve Holiday Valley property. Please use WNYMBA’s trail map, available for purchase at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and at Ellicottville Bike and Bean to find these access points.  Alleghany State Park is another great option.

Our insurance company has "strongly suggested" that we tell you that Mountain Biking can be dangerous. If you're visiting this site it's very likely that you're already aware that if you insist on having a good time by riding your mountain bike, eventually you will almost certainly fall down and collect any number of boo-boos, dings and injuries, serious or otherwise, but we have to tell you anyway.

Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk of bodily injury and even death. Mountain biking should only be undertaken if you have a complete awareness of these risks. You can reduce the level of risk by wearing a helmet and by riding within your own skill level.