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HV Moves on to Endless Summer Activities

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We may shed a tear when the snow finally melts off the ski slopes at Holiday Valley, but with all of the summer activities and events in store, the warm and sunny months will fly by. Truthfully, the fun you’ll have during spring, summer and fall at Holiday Valley come pretty close to the excitement of the ski season. Sky ... Read More »

‘Pond Skimmers’ Make a Big Splash at HV

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Seventy-seven daredevils of all ages participated in Holiday Valley’s annual Pond Skimming event March 24. As spectators cheered them on, hardy souls on skis or snowboards zipped down Yodeler Slope at breakneck speed in an attempt to skim across the icy water of a pond built from snow. The event was said to be “one of the best pond skims, ... Read More »

February Break is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak February break is here, and if you’re not headed some place sunny with the kids, take this time to enjoy WNY and all it has to offer during this mid-winter recess. Head to the slopes and enjoy skiing at its best. Holiday Valley offers dozens of trails with varying terrain, open daily and well into the evening ... Read More »

Penguin Paddle Slides Into EVL Feb. 24

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By Alicia Dziak Trade in those skis for a garbage bag and take a ride down Yodeler penguin-style next weekend for the annual Penguin Paddle, Saturday, Feb. 24. It’s that time of year again when the annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program makes its way to Ellicottville. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was founded by dedicated ski ... Read More »

HV Freestyle Team

It was a great weekend of competition for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. The Eastern Qualifying Series continued at Buffalo Ski Club with a mogul event on Saturday and two aerial events on Sunday. HVFT had a strong showing, highlighted by seven team members finishing in the top 10 overall. For the girls, Brooke Butler led the way with a ... Read More »

Be Smart, Safe and Polite When Skiing and Snowboarding

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By Alicia Dziak January was National Safety Month, but safety rules and basic etiquette should be season-long priorities when heading to the slopes. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, there are days the resorts can be busy, and there are days you feel you have the whole place to yourself. While crowd size is a factor, there are important ... Read More »

Holiday Valley & HoliMont Ladies Dominate the Last Two Weeks of Racing

U21/19/16 athletes traveled to Greek Peak for two Giant Slaloms and the next weekend were at either Bristol Mountain or Gore for two Super G’s. U12/10/8 athletes kicked off their season at Holiday Valley and U14 Athletes traveled to Song and Greek Peak for the next series of Excelsior Cup Racing. January 20th and 21st Greek Peak: Day One: Logan ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Freestyle Team Earns 12 Medals at Two Events

By Stan Pawlik The freestyle skiing competition season is now upon us. This past weekend, the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team (HVFT) had team members competing at Bristol Mountain, NY and Waterville Valley, NH. Bella Bacon, Corgan Garrison and Caleb Darnley travelled to Waterville Valley to compete in the REV Tour freeride event. This is an open event for freeriders that ... Read More »

Fredrickson Twins Take Gold & Silver at HoliMont

By Caitlin Croft On Jan. 6 and 7, the first of the Empire Cups were held at Holiday Valley and HoliMont, respectively. They were two slalom races, which are comprised of two runs. To qualify for Empire State Games, there are seven races that are counted. The athletes’ three best finishes are calculated for the standings. On the first day ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Celebrates 60 Years

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By Rich Place A jury-rigged rope tow on Fish Hill in the mid-1930s seems like a fairly humble beginning for developing Ellicottville into the ski town it is today. But as people flocked to the village — ski trains arrived each weekend carrying city folk to try the slopes — and interest in skiing grew, members of the Ellicottville Ski ... Read More »

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