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Holiday Valley snowmaking manager ready for resort opening

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By Rick Miller On top of more than a foot of natural snow that has fallen at Holiday Valley the past couple weeks, the resort’s mountain crew has brought out its big guns — snow guns, that is. Thanks to the largest snowmaking system in the East and second-largest in the country, Holiday Valley opened for skiers and snowboarders last ... Read More »

Snow Man: Holiday Valley snowmaking manager lays out his work ahead of Friday resort opening

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By Rick Miller On top of more than a foot of natural snow that has fallen at Holiday Valley over the past week, the resort’s mountain crew has brought out its big guns — snow guns, that is. Thanks to the largest snowmaking system in the East and second-largest in the country, Holiday Valley plans to open for skiers and ... Read More »

Holiday Valley gearing up for 2018–19 ski season

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By Deb Everts Holiday Valley has been making plans for an exceptional 2018–19 winter season.   This is mostly due to the $3.4 million the resort has invested in upgrades, including improvements to their automated snowmaking system, a conveyor lift on the beginner’s slope and several “tree trails” for kids, as well as a new groomer and shuttle van.   ... Read More »

‘Ladies Wine and Nine’ Held at Holiday Valley’s Golf Course

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The first of many “extra fun” events planned for Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond golf course took place Wednesday, Aug. 15. The Ladies Wine and Nine attracted a full house of 64 women who played a 9-hole scramble then enjoyed champagne and wine tasting plus appetizers at the Cabana Bar. The atmosphere was super relaxed and the weather was perfect! ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Pro Am Tournament Raises $4K for Ellicottville Memorial Library

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The Holiday Valley Pro Am golf tournament was held Monday, Aug. 6. Through generous sponsorship of local businesses, citizens and suppliers and raffle ticket sales, Holiday Valley presented a check to the Ellicottville Memorial Library for $4008. A big thank you goes to all the sponsors of the Pro Am, including: • Major sponsors: Great Valley Builders, Holiday Valley Golf ... Read More »

Golf at Holiday Valley This Month

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The Double Black Diamond course is a challenging, legitimate course, with a great laid back personality for some serious fun! Ladies Wine and Nine, Aug. 15, 5 p.m. A 2-lady scramble with prizes followed by wine and appetizers. $38 for HV Golf members, $48 non-members. Register at the Golf Shop or call (716) 699-3939. Youth Golf Clinics. Thursdays in August ... Read More »

Welcome to the Summer Music Fest!

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By Alicia Dziak Welcome to Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival weekend! This weekend is not only about music, but about bringing people together. For some of you, this is an annual tradition, and for others, it’s your first time here, but for all of you, it’s an opportunity to make memories in Ellicottville and enjoy everything it has to offer! Opening ... Read More »

Sky High’s Gem Mining Grand Opening June 23

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By Alicia Dziak If panning for treasures sounds like fun, check out the all-new Mister Happy Gem Mining Company at Holiday Valley’s Sky High. Located at the base of the mountain near the Tannenbaum lift, this activity is geared toward kiddos as young as two, and the experience mimics old fashioned panning for gold. Each miner purchases a bag of ... Read More »

Plenty of Mudders Partake in Holiday Valley Mudslide

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By Kellen M. Quigley After a run around the hills and through various obstacles, participants finish the Holiday Valley Mudslide with just that: a slide into a mud pit next to Yodeler Lodge. On Saturday, the resort’s annual Mudslide returned to the slopes of Holiday Valley, bringing a thousand competitors of all ages, abilities and costumes to the race and ... Read More »

DiNapoli Encourages Students to be ‘Ripple of Hope’ at Youth Awards Banquet

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By Rick Miller Fifty-two Cattaraugus County seniors were honored Monday night at the 17th annual Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau Youth Citizenship Awards Banquet at the Holiday Valley Lodge. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the guest speaker, congratulated them. “Investing in our young people pays off in many ways,” he said. “You give us great hope for the future.” County ... Read More »

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