ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ski resorts across Western New York are doing their best to stay open despite the lack of snow and cold throughout most of this winter.

Resorts like Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville are using their snow-making machines to keep snow on the slopes.

“So this

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Opening date: Nov. 18

Acres/vertical drop: 2,614/ 2,538 feet

Lifts: 5 (1 D, 3 HSQ, 1 HS6)

Day-of weekend ticket price: $174

Walk-up tickets available: Yes

Parking: Reservations required Friday-Sunday and holidays ($25) and for early mornings Monday-Thursday ($15)

Rentals: Yes, at Albion

Lessons: Group and private available for ages