Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville was rated the sixth-best winter resort in Eastern North America by readers of Ski Magazine.

The results were based on a survey mailed to 40,000 Ski Magazine readers at the end of the 2011-12 season. Holiday Valley has ranked among the top 10 resorts in the East for seven of the past 10 years.

Subscribers were asked to rate ski areas they had visited during the past two seasons in 18 categories. This was the 24th year the survey was conducted.

Holiday Valley’s categorical rankings included No. 1 in the East for lifts and for service and No. 3 for lodging.