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Holiday Valley Offers Snowboarders and Freeriders Plenty of Room to Play

The majority of our freestyle terrain is located in the east complex, serviced by the Cindy’s and Sunrise quads, featuring five terrain parks with plenty of options for all abilities. The area to the east of School Haus is The Outpost & Terrain Garden, which feature introductory level boxes, rails and snow features. Introduced just this season, The Outpost has quickly ... Read More »

To C.A.P It Off! Snowsports Tips

By Ron Kubicki,  Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School   Last week I took a step away from tips on performance, and instead encouraged intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders to consider a “coaching session” with one of our pros, which prompted me to address another important aspect of our school — the value and expectations of children’s instruction. The ... Read More »

Make Plans for the Penguin Paddle Feb. 23

The Penguin Paddle, the annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. The main event is a race by age group in which kids and grown-ups alike climb inside of garbage bags and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the lower section of the Yodeler slope to the finish line. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski ... Read More »

B4BC Board-a-Thon is This Saturday

By Jann Wiswall The Boardroom and Holiday Valley have pulled out all the stops to make this year’s Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Board-a-Thon the absolute best yet!  If all goes according to plan, the event will meet or exceed its goal of raising $20,000 for B4BC and the Buffalo area’s Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days. The Board-a-Thon ... Read More »

We Don’t Keep Score, Yet Everyone Wins!

We Don’t Keep Score, Yet Everyone Wins!   By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/   Co-nun-drum n. 1. A riddle. 2. A complicated problem. Hey, I know! I’m only a ski instructor, but I used the Webster’s New Basic Dictionary so this should be a ... Read More »

“Swing, Touch, Plant, Jab”

“Swing, touch, plant and jab” – um OK, what is this all about? Well to follow up with last week’s article about hand position I thought it would be a natural to move to talking about pole usage in your skiing. Again the focuses of most of my articles have spoken of a “balanced and athletic stance”; this is important ... Read More »

Holiday Valley’s Indian Mountain Adventure

Winter after winter, folks skiing and riding on the slopes of Holiday Valley are unaware that there is a wonderful surprise hiding just off the trails throughout the resort. In 1992, Holiday Valley placed carved Clan Rocks throughout the resort to pay homage to the Seneca Nation, one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy who occupied the land ... Read More »

Make Like a Penguin and Support Lounsbury Adaptive Program

by Sue Whistler Reflections of Personal Experience The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) has been part of Holiday Valley’s offerings for almost 25 years and was named for Bill Lounsbury, a member of the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol who lost a leg to cancer in the 1980s. Undaunted and determined to remain active in the sport he loved, Lounsbury taught ... Read More »

Fifth Annual Boarding for Breast Cancer Fundraiser Feb. 16

Fifth Annual Boarding for Breast Cancer Fundraiser  Feb. 16 By Jann Wiswall Breast cancer strikes women (and men) of all ages. The founders of Boarding for Breast Cancer know this firsthand. A friend and fellow snowboarder, Monica Steward, was diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease at age 26. She died two years later. While there’s no way to ... Read More »

Densmore’s Your Turn Ski Clinic Takes Women to New Levels on the Slopes World-Class Ski Racer to Teach Ski Clinic at Holiday Valley

by Eva Potter Hey, ladies! Ready to kick your skiing up a notch or two? Then save the date for Lisa Densmore’s all-day Your Turn Women’s Ski Event on Monday, Feb. 11 at Holiday Valley. As the daughter of Philip Feinberg, a talented ski racer in the ‘30s and ‘40s, and Phyllis Feinberg, a competitive figure skater, champion ski racer ... Read More »

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