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Look Back On The HV Season


By Alicia Dziak It’s been a banner ski season for Holiday Valley. Not only did they celebrate their 60th anniversary, but guests also enjoyed 127 days of skiing and snowboarding, with 210 inches of natural snowfall. The resort opened to skiers and riders on Nov. 26 and the last runs were taken on April 14. (While the resort was originally ... Read More »

Sciara Promoted to Marketing Manager at Holiday Valley

Kristen Sciara

By Alicia Dziak For 15 years, Kristen Sciara has been a fixture at Holiday Valley, so it’s no surprise to the friends she’s made along the way that she’s been recently promoted to marketing manager. Sciara was born and raised in Ellicottville, learning to ski on the slopes of Holiday Valley at the age of two, competing on the race ... Read More »

Ski and Golf Friday at Holiday Valley!


By Alicia Dziak The cold spring temps and slowly melting snow means good news for skiers and snowboarders— Holiday Valley will be open Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14. According to Holiday Valley’s Marketing Director, Jane Eshbaugh, the Yodeler chair will be running, giving guests access to about 10 slopes. Tickets will be $35. (Note that the rental shop ... Read More »

LVVFD Spring Sportsmen’s Show April 14-15


By Alicia Dziak Are you an avid sportsman or woman gearing up for the season? Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, trade or browse, a wide selection of modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, fishing gear and more await at the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen’s Show, which takes place April l4-15 at the Cattaraugus ... Read More »

Race Rundown: Spring Runs and Fun Walks


By Alicia Dziak If you need that extra push to get out and hit the trails or the pavement, this season is chock full of running opportunities for a great cause. Whether you prefer a half marathon or a fun walk, there’s something for everyone this spring! April 14, Randolph Lions Club Glow Run Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main St, ... Read More »

Ski and Golf Seasons Come Together


By Alicia Dziak Every year, there comes a special time in the season when those who really take advantage of all Holiday Valley has to offer can enjoy both activities — the end of the ski season and the beginning of the golf season. When these two seasons collide, usually around the first or second week of April, there’s the ... Read More »

Ellicottville’s Cupcaked Meets Springville


By Alicia Dziak It’s hard to believe that Cupcaked, at 22 Monroe St. in Ellicottville, just celebrated its six-month anniversary. The bakery, which boasts a selection of brownies, cookies, cake pops and, of course, cupcakes, (many of which come in gluten free options!) has quickly become a staple in the village scene. Just two weeks ago, Cupcaked owner Annie Coe ... Read More »

Wally Holland: A Book Presentation, a Hall of Fame Induction and a Birthday All in One Weekend

Wally Holland

By Alicia Dziak Wally Holland is well known in both Ellicottville and Springville. He’s lived in Ellicottville for nearly three decades and has ties to Springville, where he currently spends several days a week working out at the Spring Creek Athletic Club. Holland also said his late wife, Kathleen, was a world languages teacher at Springville-Griffith Institute. Holland is the ... Read More »

Happy Spring Break!


By Alicia Dziak Spring break is here, which means the kids are off, the Easter Bunny is coming, and if you’re not heading south, it’s time to enjoy your Staycation right here in Ellicottville and WNY! For those who want winter to last just a little bit longer, Holiday Valley will be open through April 8, weather permitting. For a ... Read More »

It’s Time for Pond Skimming!


By Alicia Dziak Spring is officially here, which means time for spring skiing! Since the early 2000s, the annual Pond Skimming event has been a great way to welcome the season, and this year it returns on Saturday, March 24. This wet and wild event is a great way to take advantage of the rising temps and melting snow. Those ... Read More »

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