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Go Out Like a Lion This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak It’s the last full weekend in March, and there’s still plenty to do on and off the slopes! Head to Holiday Valley, where several lifts and trails remain open. Twilight skiing will be offered through March 25. This means most lifts will be open until 4:30 p.m., and Cindy’s and Sunrise will stay open until 7 p.m. ... Read More »

Indulge in Maple Weekends


By Alicia Dziak Syrup! Sugar! Suckers! Fluff! If you like maple in any of its many sweet forms, Maple Weekends are for you! Maple Weekends have become a March tradition in WNY since their inception in 1995. This state-wide event features members of the New York State Maple Producers Association inviting families and friends into their sugarhouses to experience the ... Read More »

Make a Splash! Pond Skimming March 18


By Alicia Dziak To celebrate the (almost!) end of winter and the ski season, Holiday Valley hosts their annual Pond Skimming this weekend. On Saturday, March 18, downhill enthusiasts can brave the elements and head down the bottom of the Yodeler slope to skim over an icy cold pond. A pond at Yodeler, you ask? If you’ve never noticed it, ... Read More »

Letter from the Editor, March 17, 2017

My maternal grandmother was Irish, which makes me one-quarter Irish and something I like to make known every year on St. Patrick’s Day. According to, “St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for ... Read More »

Pond Skimming March 18


By Alicia Dziak Ready to laugh it up at the base of Yodeler? Check out Holiday Valley’s annual Pond Skimming on Saturday, March 18. 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 ... Read More »

Register Now for EVL Races


By Alicia Dziak Before you know it, spring and summer will be here, which means race season in Ellicottville. If you like a little healthy competition, sign up now for one of two awesome races coming to Holiday Valley in May and June. The Happy Half, 5K and Beer Mile returns to Ellicottville on May 13. With different events to ... Read More »

March In Ellicottville: Winter Sports, Parades, Maple and More


By Alicia Dziak Whether it’s in like a lion and out like a lamb, or the opposite of that, March in Ellicottville is chock full of activities for everyone. Fast-paced, family-friendly, laughter-inducing or just plain fun, enjoy it all as ski season winds down and we welcome spring. On Friday, March 3, experience teleskiing at HoliMont’s Free Heel Fling, where ... Read More »

Winter Carnival is Almost Here!


By Alicia Dziak Head to Holiday Valley March 11-12 for the biggest family-friendly party of the season. It’s Winter Carnival time— get ready to have some fun! Winter Carnival is held in conjunction with the village’s Mardi Gras weekend, and what Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a parade or two? On Saturday, don’t miss the annual Mardi Gras parade ... Read More »

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