I love skiing, and chances are that if you live here, you love it too. But for some, injuries or disabilities may prevent them from participating. That’s where the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley comes in. And the program's biggest fundraiser of the year ... the ever-popular Penguin Paddle races.
Just twenty-three years old, an age where most young people are just a couple years into the job force or pursuing higher education, Megan Farrell’s Olympic dreams currently consume her everyday life. A graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in Environmental Science, Megan has put typical career aspirations on hold in order to work out, train, travel, and hone her snowboarding skills. It’s not an easy lifestyle by any means. But true commitment is rarely easy.
Another winter, another season of progression for the terrain parks at Holiday Valley. With five different spots around the resort that have terrain features installed, we’ve come a long way from when there was a single rail sitting on the middle of Snoozer.
Winter is in full swing here in Ellicottville! If you have yet to make the trek to HoliMont, plan a day (or two) to stop up and check out the upgrades to our tuning shop, new apparel, and the complete overhaul of Dina’s at the Mont (and make some runs while you’re here!) Our social calendar for the next couple of months is full of entertaining events for our members and their guests, and the public will be pleased to test out new snowmaking capabilities during the week, Monday through Friday. We’ll see you out here on the slopes of HoliMont!
February is the time to enjoy fine wine, fine dining, and some very fine handmade chocolates in the Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania. For Valentine’s Day choose from date night dining, wine and chocolate tasting, a painting party or an afternoon playing in the great outdoors.
One of country music’s hottest bands will be making a stop at the Seneca Allegany Events Center for one show on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7pm. The Eli Young Band - formed in Texas by four college friends - have been playing music together for 15 years and are happy with not only their musical success but with their personal lives as well. SNOWED-IN caught up with James Young from the band. Read our one-on-one interview here ...
There are no days off. Much like snowmaking and grooming at Holiday Valley, the Lift Maintenance crew works early mornings and late nights to ensure the lifts keep spinning. They don’t get a lot of credit, but they deserve it.
Essential Oils are aromatic extracts from various parts of many different plants. Recorded use of essential oils and aromatherapy date back 6,000 years! It is amazing to watch how their comeback is helping so many people all over the world. Here is a step-by-step guide for using Authentic Essential Oils as Valentine’s Day “Keys” to Unlock Your Heart … and the hearts of your loved ones!
Okay, okay, I know it was a slow start, but winter is finally here! And from the looks of the crowds of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes, and the hustle and bustle in the shops and restaurants downtown, it appears that we are all taking full advantage of the season. It’s about time! . Here at EBC, we’ve welcomed some new menu items, fit for ski season …
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There is no other place like Ellicottville. Whether you live here, or own a vacation home here, or just visit on the weekends, you’re probably well aware of the sense of community it possesses. The type of benevolence that shines through when someone needs help. On Sunday, Feb. 28, Ellicottville rallies around Donna Woodarek.
HoliMont has been proud to support the Phoenix Adaptive program since 1996. Challenged individuals have been given a chance to learn and enjoy a snow sports way of life thanks to dedicated instructors. People with a variety of physical and mental conditions take part in specially designed lessons so that they may enjoy the sensation of sliding on the groomed slopes of the Mont.
Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate their third annual Ski The Valley event being held at Holiday Valley Resort. While this fundraiser to benefit children and adults with disabilities features activities for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are plenty of fun options for everyone who attends. Tubing, live music, a basket raffle, and a meal in a dedicated area of the Main Lodge will be offered.
Besides powder, there is no better feeling than ripping through fresh corduroy when the resort starts spinning its lifts in the morning. Whether it’s fresh snow or manmade, the groomers couple machine with execution to deliver that perfect manicure on the hill. Much like the snowmakers, grooming is a job that requires long nights on the front lines.
Gowanda Harley-Davidson will take over Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY on Saturday, Jan. 23 for Harley-Day Valley 2016. This one-day event is fully dedicated to learning how to ski, how to ride, and just getting out of the house for the biggest cabin fever party of the season.
Adam Sauerwein does not live life by a society-set standard. He refuses to adhere to the idea that one’s path must follow the timeline of school, to college, to career. His lifestyle stems from an attitude of seeking that next adventure, shaking hands and experiencing what the world has to offer. Adam lives The Pursuit - doing whatever, whenever.
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) is pleased to announce the return of an event that all outdoorsmen and women eagerly anticipate: the annual Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show. The event provides the perfect opportunity to gear up for spring fishing, camping, hiking, and the great outdoors, in general!
Start the New Year by choosing just the experience you need and want to refresh and renew your spirit for 2016. Play in the great outdoors with a guided ATV rental tour or rent a snowmobile and hit the trails. Then discover the wide variety of great indoor activities offered in the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania.
With 9 X-Games Gold Medals, 9 United States Snocross Championships and two FIM Snowcross World Championships under his belt, Tucker Hibbert will be looking to add to his heavily decorated trophy case when he returns to Salamanca in February. SNOWED-IN had the opportunity to catch up with Hibbert briefly, who expressed a great deal of admiration for the region, and specifically the fans in Salamanca.