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Sky High’s Gem Mining Grand Opening June 23

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

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

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 »

Happy Mudsliding!

By Alicia Dziak It’s Mudslide Weekend in Ellicottville, and you know what that means…runners, obstacles, plenty of mud and loads of crazy fun! On Saturday, June 16, the annual Mudslide returns to the slopes of Holiday Valley, bringing competitors of all ages and abilities. Heck, you might also see Superman or Big Foot out on the course! Racers get a ... Read More »

It’s Festival Season!

By Mary Heyl Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to mark your calendar for the many festivals taking place this summer throughout Cattaraugus and Erie counties! Whether you enjoy arts and crafts, locally-made horseradish or live music, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy all summer long. May 19 Artisan Festivals at Granny’s ... Read More »

HV Moves on to Endless Summer Activities

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

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!

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

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 »

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