By Kellen M. Quigley

Get the sunscreen out and shake out those beach towels!

The pools at Holiday Valley will be open weekends starting this Saturday, May 25, and then daily for the summer beginning June 15.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick it off than making a splash in a crystal clear swimming pool?

Holiday Valley’s three-pool complex features a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool with a slide and diving board. Relax on the sun decks, grab a drink from the Cabana Ba, or take in one of the many lawn games like Giant Jenga, table tennis and Connect Four.

The pools are open weekends only through June 15, then open daily after that through Labor Day.

Pool hours are noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. In July and August one pool and the Cabana Bar are open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sign up now for summer beginner and intermediate swimming lessons, for ages 3 and up. Lessons are offered 5 to 6 p.m. on July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, and Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10 for $50 per program.

A Baby and Me Swim Class is also offered for little ones ages 6 months to age 2. This class is held from 5-6 p.m. July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; and Aug. 2, 7 and 9.

The summer fun at Holiday Valley doesn’t end at the pool’s edge. Farther up the hill, the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster at Sky High Adventure Park are now open weekends. Come take a rip through the trees.

The largest in New York state and third largest in the county, Sky High Aerial Park is a series of platforms, bridges and ziplines built in a four-acre section of the woods and the challenge is to get across to the next platform. There are 13 courses with varying levels of difficulty.

The park is open weekends through June 9, as well as on Memorial Day, and then daily through Sept. 2.

Also at the top of the hill is the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, a roller coaster built on a mountain and attached to rails that pulls you up the hill and then zigs and  zags you down the spiraling path to the bottom.

The park is open weekends through June 19, including Memorial Day, and then daily through Sept. 2. 

For more info, visit or call 699-2345.