Our mission

Schussmeisters Ski Club is a student run not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing inexpensive skiing to the University at Buffalo community, as well as all college students in the Western New York area.

Club History

Located at the University at Buffalo, Schussmeisters has been around for more than 50 years. The club got its start as a segment of the Student Association in 1960.

Just a few seasons later, some daring and committed skiers took out a large loan, and in 1972 Schussmeisters became a full-time student run ski club. The students wanted to run the club on their own, and make it into everything they could dream of, and continue to offer the same great skiing services that they always had to the Buffalo community.

Skiers got their turns in and somewhere along the line the “snowboard” was invented. Since then, Schussmeisters has been one of the biggest student-run ski clubs in the United States providing skiiers and boarders with excellent service and trips.

After all these years Schussmeisters still holds to its roots and strives to provide the best skiing and riding experience for all of Western New York.

Pass Info

Free passes to 4 different mountains each day of the week – Includes bussing to and from Holiday Valley on Fridays!

  • Monday – Holiday Valley (Night) & Peak N Peak (All Day)
  • Tuesday – Kissing Bridge (All Day)
  • Wednesday – Kissing Bridge (All Day)
  • Thursday – Peak N Peak (All Day, *Excluding Dec. 27th*), Holiday Valley (Night)
  • Friday – Swain (All Day) Holiday Valley (Night)
  • Saturday – Kissing Bridge (Night)
  • Sunday – Swain (All Day)


Bus Schedule:

  • On Fridays we offer free busing to and from Holiday Valley!
  • The Bus leaves from the Ellicott complex (At the end of the tunnel by Wilkinson) at 4:15pm, Outside Governors at 4:25pm and South Campus (Main-Bailey Lot behind Goodyear) at 4:45pm. Be there early, we leave on time!

We are proud to work with

We couldn’t run the club without help from these great sponsors:

Phatman Boardshop

Location: 2889 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, NY 
Website: phatmanboardshop.com 
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm. Sun 11am-6pm. 
Phone: (716)837-8743

Shop Local! Rider Owned and Operated.

Snowflake Ski Shop and 245 Boardshop

Location: 245 S. Transit St. Lockport, NY 
Website: snowflakeskishop.com 
Hours:Mon-Fri 10am-9pm. Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 11am-4pm 

Shop Local! Rider Owned and Operated.


Powe Snowboards

Website: powesnowboards.com 
FB Page: Powe. on Facebook 
Handles: @powesnowboards

Powe. Snowboards is an environmentally friendly board company featuring original designs and quality service based in Burlington, Vermont. 
East Coast Pride!