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HoliMont Hosts Phoenix Race Feb. 8

By Eva Potter Each year, HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Program hosts the international “Rise to the Challenge” Race and Awareness Day, celebrating youth, the spirit of learning and the desire to achieve even when physical disabilities make accomplishment a more difficult challenge. The event is open to the public and takes place this Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Last ... Read More »

Do Your Heart a Favor – February is American Heart Disease Awareness Month

By Jann Wiswall It’s been a month since many of us made our New Year’s resolutions. If your resolutions had anything to do with losing weight, eating healthier foods or getting more exercise, let this February’s American Heart Disease Awareness Month remind you why these particular resolutions are a great idea on many levels. They’re the best things you can ... Read More »

Area Contractor’s Build New Business Contacts at HoliMont

By Dash Hegeman  Another successful Contractor’s Day event took place at HoliMont on Friday, Jan. 31. Approximately 45 companies brought over 800 employees/clients to the slopes for a fun-filled day of skiing, snowboarding and making new business contacts. “Contractors Day is a staple event at HoliMont,” said HoliMont group sales manager Laura Oakes. “Over the years we’ve been able to ... Read More »

San Miguel: Hiking in the Land of Swollen Udders

By William Thomas I spent some time in the Azores last week. Located mid-Atlantic, San Miguel is thought by some scholars to be the last remnant of the lost continent of Atlantis. This tiny bit of Portuguese paradise, 2,000 kilometres from the mainland, is a land of lush, green mountains on semi-tropic earth with a crashing white and turquoise surf ... Read More »

ERA Team VP Real Estate Named ERA Real Estate National Company of the Year Award Finalist

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Team VP Real Estate headquartered in Chautauqua, N.Y., led by Bill Soffel, a finalist for its 2013 Gene Francis Memorial Award for Top-All Around Company. The award will be presented at the ERA® 2014 International Business Conference, held March 24-27 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif. “Bill and ... Read More »

Long Leg, Short Leg

By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/ American Association of Snowboard instructors OK, I am not speaking about any of the minor deformities we all carry; we know which of our ears is larger than the other. I am talking about managing pressure on your skis ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Freestyle Update: Home Mountain and Killington Events

By Stan Pawlik This past weekend was busy for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. Holiday Valley hosted a very successful event, which had a mogul event on Saturday and two slopestyle events on Sunday. The “B” team had a great weekend and took advantage of skiing on their home mountain. The “A” team travelled to Killington, Vt., for a mogul ... Read More »

Aspire’s ‘Ski the Valley’ Open to All Feb. 9. Fundraiser for WNY Children and Adults with Disabilities

Ellicottville, N.Y. – Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a new partnership with Holiday Valley Resort by announcing their inaugural Ski the Valley event, presented by Independent Health. While this fundraiser to benefit children and adults with disabilities features activities for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are activities available for everyone who attends. Tubing, live music, a basket raffle ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Hosts Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Feb. 15

By Alicia Dziak Why not treat your Valentine to a romantic post-holiday date, or gather up some friends for some mid-winter cheer? The Moonlight Snowshoe Tour is a perfect way to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and enjoy fabulous fare under the dazzling February sky, all while learning about and supporting one of the gems of the Enchanted ... Read More »

Art Roscoe Loppet XC Ski Race Feb. 16

On Feb. 16, the Annual Art Roscoe Loppet XC Ski Race turns Allegany State Park into a mecca of all that is XC! Starting and finishing at the Summit Ski Area in Red House, the Loppet draws skiers from several states to the rolling trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System.  First timer or seasoned pro, the park’s trails feature ... Read More »

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