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Blind WWII Veteran Skis at Holiday Valley

Blind WWII Veteran Skis at Holiday Valley by Ed Racich “OK, he’s coming to ski with us at Holiday Valley. Wait, he’s 90 years old! He’s also blind? What do you mean not ‘completely’ blind?!” Our first communications about Werner Birtch coming to ski with us at Holiday Valley were not exactly what we expected to hear. Our friends at ... Read More »

Holiday Valley’s Shantler and Area NFSC Racers Dominate U14 State Championships

Holiday Valley’s Shantler and Area NFSC Racers Dominate U14 State Championships By Nick Nenno Over 140 of New York State’s best ski racers took to the slopes at Toggenburg and Greek Peak with the hopes of winning against New York’s best. Tommy Shantler, a member of Holiday Valley’s Gold Team, dominated the weekend winning the Giant Slalom by 1.22 seconds and then ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Ski Patrol Food Drive Needs Your Help

Holiday Valley Ski Patrol  Food Drive Needs Your Help  2013 marks the 18th year of the Ski Patrol Food Drive during Holiday Valley’s Mardi Gras weekend. This year’s food drive is fast approaching, and it is more important than ever. The theme of the food drive this year is, “Hey gang, what time is it?” For the past 17 years, ... Read More »

6:30 Saturday. Mardi Gras Parade. Be There.

By Jann Wiswall The big event this weekend in the Village of Ellicottville is the annual Mardi Gras Parade, sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Few towns outside of New Orleans put on such a fun and wacky parade to celebrate the Easter season. Spectators wearing masks and tons of beads line the streets of the village to watch ... Read More »

Eastern Freestyle Division DiDonato Named Rookie of the Year

Matt DiDonato (pictured below, left) received the Eastern Freestyle Division Rookie of the Year as the highest ranking, first-year “A” competitor. He is ranked 112th nationally and 24th in the East. The top mogul skiers ages 13- 20+ on the East Coast  (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey) were invited to compete in the Eastern Regional ... Read More »

Family Fun at Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras Next Weekend March 9-10

Plans are shaping up for a fabulous Winter Carnival/Mardi Gras weekend, as Holiday Valley and the Village of Ellicottville pull out all the stops for two solid days of family fun. At Holiday Valley, kids, adults and kids at heart will enjoy a full slate of activities, including Saturday’s always entertaining snow pony races, and the Costume Parade and Dummy ... Read More »

Zuckerman Solid at Eastern Championship Series in Killington

By Stan Pawlik This past weekend was a busy competition for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team (HVFT) “A” skiers. Killington played host to a mogul competition on Saturday, Feb. 16 and dual mogul competitions on Sunday, Feb, 17 and Monday, Feb. 18. HVFT had eight competitors make the trip to Vermont for the event that was rescheduled due to warm ... Read More »

Ease Into the Bumps

By Ron Kubicki,  Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School   Hey Folks! Well we are heading into the best time of the year for skiing the moguls. Once the sun is out it is higher in the sky, the snow softens up and those gnarly old bumps get much more user friendly. There is any number of ways to ski ... Read More »

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