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Chute Fest wraps up ski season at Holiday Valley

By Deb Everts It’s time to put away the skis in Ellicottville and get out the golf clubs. Holiday Valley officially closed its slopes and ended this year’s ski season April 7, but the golf course was opened the same weekend on April 6. Jane Eshbaugh, marketing director at the resort, said people were able to ski and golf the ... Read More »

Ski season meets golf season

Hit the slopes and play a quick nine at Holiday Valley this April By Kellen M. Quigley Nearly every year, there comes a short time frame when those who really take advantage of all Holiday Valley has to offer can enjoy both winter and summer activities in the same weekend. April marks not only the end of the ski season ... Read More »

Ring in the spring with annual pond skimming

By Kellen M. Quigley Winter sports enthusiasts know that this time of year means a whole new set of conditions on the slopes. Since the early 2000s, the annual Pond Skimming event at Holiday Valley has been a great way to welcome the spring skiing season, and this year it returns on Saturday, March 23. This wet and wild event ... Read More »

EVENT-FILLED MARDI GRAS, Winter Carnival this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend have you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests and, of course, costumes are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns. You might even think ... Read More »

Holiday Valley hosts veterans at 15th Adaptive Ski Day

By Rick Miller More than 20 veterans of the U.S. military took part last Friday, March 1 in the 15th annual Adaptive Ski Program Day at Holiday Valley. Volunteers from the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program worked one-on-one with members of the Western New York Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Program on the slopes.  It’s the 30th year for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski ... Read More »

In like a lion, out like a lamb — Things to do in Ellicottville and beyond this March

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether it’s in like a lion with plenty of snow — as is expected this year — or a calm, relatively warm start to spring, March in Ellicottville has something for everyone.  Fast-paced, family-friendly, laughter-inducing or just plain fun, enjoy it all as ski season winds down and we welcome the blooming of flowers and return ... Read More »

February fun continues this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Although spring is just around the corner, there are still plenty of snowy activities in Ellicottville and the surrounding area to get involved in before the weather changes. So chase away the winter blues and share some good times with family and friends at many late-winter events offered in the village, as well as at Holiday ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place  Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday Valley’s ... Read More »

Holiday Valley hosts Empire State Winter Games torch send-off

By Kellen M. Quigley The annual running of the Empire State Winter Games torch got its start Sunday in Ellicottville on the way to Lake Placid for the event’s opening ceremony. At Holiday Valley Jan. 27, snowboarder Grace Dalton had the honor of taking the torch on the ride of its life, carving down the Yodeler slope with torch in ... Read More »

Have a ‘Girls’ Day Out’ next week at Holiday Valley

By Kellen M. Quigley Professional skier Lisa Densmore Ballard will lead a ski clinic exclusively for women beginning next Thursday at Holiday Valley. The Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring its sixth annual “Your Turn” women’s clinic on Jan. 24 and 25. Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, will be assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s finest ... Read More »

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