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Weekend of Competitive Fun at HV

By Alicia Dziak Speed down the slope and into an icy cold pond this weekend at Holiday Valley’s annual Pond Skimming event! On Saturday, March 19, you too can be part of this fun event that brings the true blue competitors to the slopes, vying for top honors of Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash. Feeling adventurous? ... Read More »

2016 RACE RESULTS: Alpine Athletes Finish with Strong Season

By Caitlin Croft This past weekend, Holiday Valley and HoliMont alpine race team athletes and their families packed up their cars and headed to New England for multiple post-season races. Piche Invitational U14/U12 athletes competed in the Piche Invitational in Gunstock, NH.  Day one was a Giant Slalom and day two a Slalom. U12 Giant Slalom, Women: Holiday Valley’s Alison ... Read More »

EVL Freestyle Skiers Compete in Sun Valley

Submitted by Katie DiDonato The Holiday Valley Freestyle Team had a great week at Junior Nationals in Sun Valley, ID. Lauryn Socha, ranked 22nd in the North East for juniors, finished 26th in single moguls and received a medal for finishing 3rd in her age group. Nick DiDonato, ranked 11th in the North East  for Juniors, came in 22nd in ... Read More »

Celebrate EVL Style! Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival

By Alicia Dziak Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend has arrived, and there’s a ton of fun lined up to keep you entertained from morning to night. To kick things off in style, head to Ellicottville Brewing Company (28 Monroe St.) on Friday night for the Junior Bacchus Ball, where a Mardi Gras king and queen will be crowned. Winners ... Read More »

Winners! Championship Race Teams Announced

By Caitlin Croft Once again, Ellicottville’s two ski racing clubs saw much success over the weekend, this time at the Kandahar Championships held at Hunt Hollow Ski Club in Naples, NY.  The race consisted of one Kombi run and two Giant Slalom runs. From this race, the best twelve U12 men and women and the best six U14 men and ... Read More »

HV Pond Skimming March 19

By Alicia Dziak Start spring break off with a splash at Holiday Valley’s annual Pond Skimming March 19. This wet and wild event is a great way to take advantage of the rising temps and melting snow. Pond Skimming, which began in the early 2000s as a way to get more spring skiers to the slopes, attracts competitors of all ... Read More »

Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Weekend March 11-13

By Alicia Dziak Parades! Beads! Costumes! It can only mean one thing—March 11-13 brings Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival to Ellicottville! Among other improvements to this year’s celebration, the original “Mama of the Mardi Gras Parade” Carol Fisher has returned after several years out of the Mardi Gras spotlight to help breathe new life back into the old parade. Fisher ... Read More »

2016 RACE RESULTS: 46 Local Athletes Head to Post-Season Races

By Caitlin Croft Photo by Ron Grucela The regular racing season has come to an end and all of the athletes who compete at Holiday Valley and HoliMont are to be congratulated for their dedication and hard work. The season was full of trials and tribulations with the lackluster weather and limited training time.  Despite all of this, the athletes ... Read More »

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