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A Dozen Things to Do This February Break

By Alicia Dziak February break is here, and if you’re not headed some place sunny with the kids, take this time to enjoy WNY and all it has to offer during this mid-winter recess. Head to the slopes and enjoy skiing at its best. Holiday Valley offers dozens of trails with varying terrain, open daily and well into the evening ... Read More »

Get Ready to Slide Like a Penguin!

By Lori Hensel On Saturday, Feb. 25, the annual Penguin Paddle will take place at Holiday Valley.   This event, which is the annual fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP), has hundreds of participants who drape themselves in large black garbage bags and slide down the lower part of the Yodeler ski slope on their bellies “penguin style.” ... Read More »

Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Weekend March 10-12

Submitted by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend, featuring the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce? We can’t think of anything either! Come out to our part of the Enchanted Mountains March 10-12 to be ... Read More »

Bridal Party Activities in Ellicottville

By Mary Heyl Planning your dream wedding in Ellicottville this year? If so, you’ve probably already made some very important decisions about the date, the venue, the menu, and the honeymoon, but it’s never too soon to think about how you can make this a memorable day (or weekend!) for the beloved friends and family who make up the bridal ... Read More »

Wedding Trends 2017

By Mary Heyl Are you busy planning your nuptials for 2017? If so, then you’ve likely been scouring dozens of web sites and bridal magazines for inspiration for your big day! From dress ideas to floral arrangements to photographers, there’s no shortage of details to figure out before your wedding. Read on to learn more about this year’s wedding trends ... Read More »

Downhill Thrills at the Tubing Park

Looking for a guaranteed fun outdoor experience this winter? Check out Holiday Valley Tubing Company! If you like flying down the hill in an inflatable tube without the work of lugging it back to the top, this place is for you. The Tubing Park has up to 22 lanes, including a couple group lanes for linking up with friends, that ... Read More »

Blood, Sweat and Tears at Seneca Allegany Feb. 11

By Elizabeth Riggs Numerous bands can sell out shows. But only the truly beloved can withstand the test of time and win the adoration of generation upon generation. The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will travel back into the ‘70s next weekend with Blood, Sweat & Tears, featuring American Idol runner-up Bo Bice on lead vocals, as they take the ... Read More »

February Fun in Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak It’s just about February in the Enchanted Mountains. Mid-winter. Any Western New Yorker knows that despite last week’s thaw, winter is still here, and what better time than now to get out and enjoy all it has to offer? HoliMont’s annual Men’s Day is Feb. 3. Gather your bros and enjoy breakfast, a steak lunch, cigars, skiing ... Read More »

Snowshoeing in Ellicottville and Beyond

By Alicia Dziak Snowshoeing is a winter sport anyone can do. Snowshoes fit right over regular boots, and make hiking through the winter woods a breeze. The region offers an abundance of snowshoeing opportunities. If you want to stay local, both ski resorts are a great place to start. Holiday Valley boasts trails along the ridgeline, open until 3 p.m. ... Read More »

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