This month, SNOWED-IN took some time to sit down with the brains and skis behind HoliMont's phenomenal Racing Program. Meet HoliMont’s Racing Director, Travis Widger, aka “Widg”. If you’re a local, you might know this fourth generation Elliicottvillian. And if you are a part of the Racing Program at HoliMont, you certainly are familiar with him! Travis and his wife, Laura recently had their first child, Jack Peter Widger, fifth generation, who they hope to have on skis near the end of next season!
By the time March rolls around, you might be hoping for a little St. Paddy’s Day luck to help get you through the end of winter! However, even though the calendar says that spring has begun, you might think Mother Nature has missed the memo. Here in the Enchanted Mountains, we are lucky to have fun in all seasons with events to keep you happy … even if the weather is not ideally cooperating.
Maple Syrup is a rich and healthful treat that we are fortunate to have right in our own backyards. Celebrate its harvest and production March 21-22 and 28-29 through the New York State Maple Producers Association’s 20th annual Maple Weekends!
The Brooklyn born singer known as “The Money Man” is thrilled to be coming to Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca for one show only on Friday, March 6 at 7pm. “I have a lot of friends and a lot of great fans in the Allegany region,” said Money when I caught up with him recently.
If this winter’s freezing temperatures have kept you a prisoner in your own home, then chances are, you’ve had ample time to observe the areas you’d like to upgrade once spring arrives. Fortunately, the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the perfect event to help homeowners and potential homeowners begin the process of remodeling, repairing, and decorating their dwelling … welcome to the Greater Olean Home Show.
There’s no doubt that winter in Ellicottville is always an unbelievably good time. By the time March comes around, however, many of us are ready for some consistent Vitamin D and warmer temperatures. Finish the year strong with these annual outdoor events hosted by Holiday Valley: Winter Carnival (March 14-15) and Pond Skimming (Saturday, March 28).
In the forest there is a real sense of discovery - a sense of renewal and inspiration. Take a journey to discover the art, artisans and artisan shops in the Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania.
The Ellicottville Summer Music Festival is one of the very few outdoor music scenes that not only allows, but encourages, guests to bring a picnic basket in with them. Bring dinner and a blanket, even your lawn chair. Enjoy the show and have a family meal outdoors in the fresh air. The BPO will play pieces from Star Wars on Saturday evening, while Sunday's main concert will feature Blood, Sweat and Tears. Ticket prices start at $25; children 12 and under are free!
Red Bull never ceases to bring creativity to its events, and the newest one coming to Holiday Valley on Feb. 21 excels in that department. All Snow will challenge snowboarders and skiers to bring their best on nothing but all-natural snow features - hips, quarterpipes, etc.