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Holiday Valley’s Dave Stringfellow Named National Ski Patrol’s Eastern Division’s Paid Patroller of the Year

Dave Stringfellow is a year round employee at Holiday Valley who shifts from ski patrol activities three seasons a year to a monitor and first aid administrator at Sky High during the summer months. As a full-time ski patroller, Stringfellow has several major off-season patrol related responsibilities. He is the architect of literally miles of fencing that is installed during ... Read More »

Local Courses a Golfer’s Dream HV Fairways Ready for Play

By Ed Racich Ellicottville is a golfer’s dream! With a dozen courses within a 30-60 minute drive from downtown, all you have to do is pick your poison. At the center of this golfer’s world, the world famous Holiday Valley Double-Black Diamond Course is a true gem. Each hole at Holiday Valley provides a game of its own, combining a ... Read More »

De-EMPHASIZE the Dis-ABILITY 25 Years Down, 25 More To Go!

By Ed Racich The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) at Holiday Valley has completed the 2012-2013 season, its 25th, and has come to be expected under the leadership of Director Mary Ellen Racich, it was record setting and accident free. The fine, all-volunteer instructors in the program, most of whom are PSIA Level 1 certified or better, conducted 274 lessons ... Read More »

Entrepalooza ‘13 Scheduled for Ellicottville

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, Leadership Buffalo, and University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association are teaming to present Entrepalooza ‘13 at the Lodge at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm. Event organizers have focused the day’s programming on Entrepalooza ‘13’s central theme of ... Read More »

Spring Break on the Slopes? Holiday Valley Extends Season

Spring Break on the Slopes?  Holiday Valley Extends Season  With almost three feet of natural snowfall over the last two weeks and more on the way, Holiday Valley’s President Dennis Eshbaugh announced Tuesday that the resort will extend its season for an extra week, through April 14. “Not only do we have a deep base with wall-to-wall coverage, but the ... Read More »

HV’s Pond Skimmers, Box Racers Wow the Crowds!

Last weekend’s pond skimming and box races at Holiday Valley proved once and for all that the resort attracts some of the most fearless, creative and a-little-bit-nutty competitors around. And with more snow than normal for this time of year, there was a record turnout for these wacky annual events. For the pond skimming races, skiers must build up enough ... Read More »

How To Order Your “I Ski NY” Custom License Plates

A redesigned I SKI NY custom license plate from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is available to motorists statewide to not only show their enthusiasm for this popular winter sport but also help support winter recreational facilities in New York State. Ten dollars of the initial fee will go to help support ski areas statewide. The I ... Read More »

Two New Courses at Holiday Valley’s Aerial Park Snapdragon and Ferngully Great for Beginners and Families

by Eva Potter Holiday Valley’s Aerial Park, located inside the Sky High Adventure Park, has built a solid reputation for providing adrenaline junkies just the fix they need, and this year they’re adding two, family-friendly courses. Located on four wooded acres between Tannenbaum lift and Punchbowl, the Aerial Park now offers a total of 13 courses in varying challenge levels ... Read More »

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