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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 »

Going Ski Clubbin’: An ECS Tradition

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter Skiing is an Ellicottville institution, plain and simple. It is the fuel on which our town runs. It’s the air we breathe. Many Ellicottville Central School students proclaim that they learned to ski before they could walk. Almost all snow athletes at ECS trace their snow roots back to one event in their scholastic career: ... Read More »

Holiday Valley to host Empire State Winter Games party

Holiday Valley Resort is slated to be part of a four-decade tradition in New York state this winter as the host of a party for a state-wide winter sports competition. Holiday Valley will host the Empire State Winter Games Buffalo torch relay send-off party on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Training Center.  The party ... Read More »

Holiday Valley fireworks rescheduled for Sunday

The fireworks show at Holiday Valley originally planned for New Year’s Eve has been rescheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. at the base Holiday Valley Lodge area. The show planned for Dec. 31 was canceled due to undesirable weather, but conditions are expected to be perfect for Sunday. Read More »

Hit the slopes during January for great opportunities

By Kellen M. Quigley As winter finally rolls in and feels like it’s here for the long term, why not spend a day (or two) on the slopes this January, the perfect month for skiing, snowboarding and all things snow sports. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults all ... Read More »

Empire Cup Series Begins!

By Caitlin Croft With the holidays in our rear view, junior racers all over WNY are buckling down for what is looking to be an eventful 2019 race season. Mother Nature has made many races a challenge with rain, sleet and varying snow conditions on the race hills. Thankfully this past weekend she was kind for the opening weekend of ... Read More »

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