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January is for Hitting the Slopes!

By Alicia Dziak The first holiday weekend of the year is here and what better place to spend it than right on the slopes in Ellicottville. At Holiday Valley, enjoy dozens of trails that feature a variety of terrain. If you want to check out HoliMont, remember that it’s open to the public Monday through Friday. On Jan. 19, take ... Read More »

HoliMont & Holiday Valley Ladies Clean Up

By Caitlin Croft This past weekend, Holiday Valley and HoliMont hosted the first U16 Empire Cup West Series of 2017. Saturday was a Slalom at Holiday Valley, where HoliMont’s Zoe Knauss took the gold. Holiday Valley’s Paige Duffy and Logan Fredrickson rounded out the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Hayly Fredrickson of Holiday Valley finished 4th, Chloe Richards (HO) ... Read More »

High School / College Hoops

By Indrek Kongats The Varsity boys’ basketball team is on a roll! They’ve posted three impressive wins in a row against some stiff competition from Franklinville, Pine Valley and even North Collins, accumulating 15 sectional points and putting them in first place. The recaps of the games are as follows: On Jan. 4, away at Franklinville, the Eagles pulled out ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Freestyle Ski Team Competes at Bristol

The past week was the first travel week of the season for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Ski Team.  HVFT sent eight “A” team members, and 18 “B” team members to the “A” (ECS – Eastern Championship Series) and “B” (EQS – Eastern Qualifier Series) events hosted by Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, NY. The “A” event consisted of a traditional two-run ... Read More »

Successful Freestyle Fest for FLITE Team Members

By Sean Crotty A Skiers Compete at First Eastern Freestyle Event at the Bristol Mountain Toyota Freestyle Fest.  The Eastern Freestyle ECS Series season kicked off at the Toyota Freestyle Fest at Bristol Mountain. FLITE Team athletes had great results in all three events in both Singles and Duals. Saturday’s Single event saw both FLITE Team females in the Top ... Read More »

Slopeside Shops at HoliMont

By Indrek Kongats The ski slopes of HoliMont overlook the main drag to Ellicottville and have been doing so for a very long time, ever since 1962. What many people don’t realize is that HoliMont is open to the public during weekdays, just like Holiday Valley. Although HoliMont is the largest and longest running private ski club in North America, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Slow Down and Enjoy Your Workout

Everywhere you turn, people are screaming at you to get up, get active and get in shape. Of course, the media does not relent, bombarding up with books, self-help programs, fitness gadgets and infomercials. Ugh. It’s enough to make you want to not work out. Meanwhile, the masses continue to struggle to prevent weight gain, often wondering how to squeeze ... Read More »

Eagles Split at Jamestown Tourney

By Indrek Kongats During the holiday break, the boys’ Varsity basketball team played in a tournament at Jamestown Community College against some stiff competition in the four-team tourney. Taking part were our own Ellicottville Eagles (6-2), Sherman Wildcats (4-1), Randolph Cardinals (6-3) and Maple Grove Red Dragons (2-6). The Eagles first matchup was against Sherman. In the close fought battle, ... Read More »

FLITE Team Athletes Compete in US Selections Moguls

FLITE Team Athletes Elissa Cole, Lexi Crotty and Wyatt Antkiewicz recently competed at the US Selections Mogul Event. The U.S. Selection Events are held in December at the start of each season. The event is used to qualify skiers to start in NorAm competitions and possible starts in U.S. World Cups. Athletes invited for moguls or dual moguls will be ... Read More »

Your Turn Women’s Clinic Jan. 26-27

Attention all women skiers –  it’s time for a break! For all those years of getting everyone else organized, packing lunches, gathering the hats, gloves and goggles, here’s your chance to grab some just-for- you time on the slopes. Professional skier, coach and racer, Lisa Densmore Ballard and Holiday Valley’s Snowsports School present “Your Turn” Women’s Clinic at Holiday Valley ... Read More »

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