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Buffalo New York Holiday Valley Mudslide 2014

June 14, 2014

Holiday Valley Resort

6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY, United States


June 14, 2014

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Holiday Valley Resort
Holiday Valley Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY, United States Holiday Valley Mudslide use-title true MM/DD/YYYY

Race Start Time:

Long course 1st heat starts at 10AM
Short course 1st heat starts at 11AM
100 people per heat, heats start every 10 minutes


Holiday Valley Resort
6557 Holiday Valley Rd
Ellicottville, NY, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

3.5 miles and 5.4 mile options


Holiday Valley Mudslide

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Average rating: 4 / 5 from 1 reviews.

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Cost & Pricing:

Individual CostUntil
$60June 1st, 2014
$80Online Registration Closes

What You Get / What's Included:

  • North Face dryfit race t-shirt
  • Unique Mudslide Finisher Medal
  • String backpack with mudslide log
  • 2 beers and hot dog at finish
  • Chip timing


Course Description:

Short and long courses both start at the top of the hill (chairlift ride is provided) and finish at the bottom of the hill. Both courses follow the rolling hills trail along the ridge top. At the end of mile 2 the two courses split. The short course heads down hill, then follows rolling terrain to the finish line. The long course keeps following the ridge line then goes down and then up a series of very steep climbs using ropes, until it meets up again with the short course following rolling terrain to the finish line. There are a total of 9 obstacles for the short course, 10 for the long course. Obstacles include: lily pads - upside down inner tubes that you step across and try to stay above the water; bumper zone - mudpit below and hanging foam cylinders that try to knock you off your feet; log jam - a canal filled with muddy water and logs on top, you choose to climb over or under; tube crawl - squeeze through a long dark tunnel; slalom - run down hill around the gates like a ski racer; hill climb - slip and slide your way up and over a giant mound of dirt/mud; hay stack - climb up and over; mudslide - a giant slip and slide that finishes in a huge puddle of mud.

Aid Stations:

1 aid station at midpoint of short course. National Ski Patrol at each obstacle. Water and food at finish line.


Awards ceremony at the post party with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and 1st, 2nd and 3rd women in the 5.4 mile race and 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and 1st, 2nd and 3rd women in the 3.5 mile race.


Costume prizes, door prizes


Spectators are free but if they want to ride the chairlift to the start it is $5 or they can hike up for free. Spectators welcome to post party and they can purchase food and drink.


Free parking at the start and carpooling is recommended. competitors ride a chairlift to the start.

Post Party:

Post party entertainment by DJ John Barry. Each participant gets a hot dog and 2 beers (or soft drink) at post party. Our post party is laid back with people of all ages, lots of families, just sitting in the grass and watching the finish line mudslide down a slippery chute into a giant mudpuddle.


The Mudslide is not a torture event. Instead, it is a fun event with great obstacles and water features in a laid back atmosphere in the woods and on the trails of Holiday Valley Ski Resort. You can stay at the resort and enjoy the golf course, aerial adventure park, pools and mountain coaster and celebrate after the event in the Village of Ellicottville.
PRE-party Friday night at the pools with drink specials, games, pool, live music.
Minimum age for the 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile race is 7 years old, but we also have a kids event (about 1/2 mile) for kids from age 12 and under for $5, register at starting line.
Event is chip timed.
Ability to swim is not required, although one of the obstacles is over waist deep water
. Bag check and shower and changing area near the finish line/post party.


Welcome to race as a team, just sign up the same way, no official teams.

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