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Opening Day at HoliMont Dec. 15


By Kellen Quigley As blankets of snow continue to fall over Western New York, eager skiers and snowboards will head to Ellicottville this weekend for opening day at HoliMont. While the cold temperatures and harsher driving conditions may make winter less enjoyable for some, plenty could be hitting the slopes for the first time Friday and making their way downhill ... Read More »

Winter sports activities begin with Demo Day


By Kellen M. Quigley With the first official day of winter just a week away, the snow is likely here to stay. Whether you prefer hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboarders, bounding down the hill in a tube or trekking through the forests of Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville has you covered. Head to Holiday Valley this Saturday, Dec. 15, ... Read More »

Alpine Touring is the new thing at City Garage


By Caitlin Croft As winter has arrived early, the air in Ellicottville is filled with that electric excitement of a new season. Avid snow-sport enthusiasts line the streets of our small village searching for that perfect piece to add to their collection. The past two winters have been fabulous, and between mother nature and the snowmakers, nothing is stopping those ... Read More »

Erie Ski Club to donate $4,200 to Lounsbury Adaptive Program

The Erie Ski Club will be making a $4,200 donation to the Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Lounsbury building at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. The club put on the Warren Miller ski and adventure movie Nov. 24 at the HO Hirt Auditorium in Erie. Ticket sales and sponsorships totaled $4,200 and the board ... Read More »

Season off to a good start at Holiday Valley


By Rick Miller After opening the day after Thanksgiving, Holiday Valley Resort is already marking its 18th skiing day today — getting the 2018-19 season off to a great start. Weather permitting, Holiday Valley should have 85 percent of its slopes open this weekend, said marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. “We’ve been very fortunate, we’ve been able to make a lot ... Read More »

Eagles win double-OT thriller with Frewsburg, fall to Randolph

A three-point barrage from Randolph, led by junior Tyler Hind, proved to be too much for the Ellicottville boys basketball team Tuesday night. The Cardinals hit 10 3-pointers, led by Hind’s five, as they beat the Eagles 67-43 in non-league play. Hind scored games highs in points (23) and assists (8). Gabe McCoy had 18 points and six rebounds for ... Read More »

ECS Students Love Their Snow Sports Part 2


By Louisa Benatovich, Student Reporter Continued from last week, we learn more about what makes Ellicottville Central School students different from the rest through their love of winter sports and living near some of the northeastern United States’ top ski resorts. Elissa Cole, a senior at Ellicottville, said she began skiing when she was 3 years old. Her father was ... Read More »

Ellicottville physician part of response team at Bush funeral


By Kellen M. Quigley Dr. Brian Walters, an EMS physician from Ellicottville, spent several days this past week in Washington, D.C., providing medical support during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. In addition to County EMS Medical Director for both Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, Walters serves as a member of the National Disaster Medical System’s Disaster Medical ... Read More »

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