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The Tele ski event of the year returns on Friday, February 23. Telestock, presented by The City Garage, is a day of peace, love and Tele skiing! Telestock has become a fan favorite at Holiday Valley, running a strong 15+ years! Join The City Garage at Yodeler Lodge and on the Champagne Sundeck for Telestock 2018. This year’s theme: Hawaiian Luau.

From an early age in Holiday Valley’s Rangers Program, Bella Bacon’s first instructor Patty Wolf saw potential. Bella was fearless and loved to ski in the woods and moguls. It wasn’t long before Bella joined the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. Although she excelled at moguls, it was her growing interest in slopestyle that turned her focus.

Underage alcohol and drug abuse is affecting thousands of area students and their families, and is now the most serious public health threat facing adolescents in Western New York. While the spread of addiction may seem overwhelming, you can help by partnering with Kids Escaping Drugs and their annual SkiScape at HoliMont fundraiser on January 7, 2018. Event organizer Suzanne DiMico encourages everyone to “Shred the Stigma of Addiction,” which is this year’s theme, by raising money and awareness to help adolescents and their families get on the road to recovery.

Sunday, March 4 is a day to celebrate snowboarding. The 1st Annual Boardroom Banked, presented by The Boardroom Snowboard Shop, is a banked slalom that pits riders across 4 divisions against each other. Going down on Holiday Valley’s Independence run, the Banked looks to become an annual staple in Ellicottville's event schedule. 

What do you get when you combine a good cause with garbage bags, a ski hill, silent auction, tasty food, and tons of laughs? The Penguin Paddle, of course! On Saturday, February 24, Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) will be hosting its annual fundraiser at the base of Yodeler Lodge to raise money for their program, which offers lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

Melinda Jones loves being outside. It doesn't matter if she’s hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or going for a leisurely jog, Melinda just prefers to be outside in nature. So it should come as no surprise to find out that Melinda is the energy behind Outdoor Fitness Fusion, an endeavor that allows her to share her zest for physical activity and her love of nature with others who are looking for a little help to get them started on a more active lifestyle.

Iconic rock band returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Read our interview with Foreigner sax player Tom Gimbel, about the band's following, and their return to Western New York.

With its numerous camping sites, two lakes, delicious restaurant and unique shops, Allegany State Park is a hotspot for visitors and Cattaraugus County residents alike. And now Ellicottville resident, John Marino, has brought the park to downtown Ellicottville!

None of that fussy turning … this is all about speed! After a day on the slopes, you can top off your fun meter with a trip to the Holiday Valley Tubing Park. EVERYONE can enjoy the exhilaration of tubing!

Starting with the 2017-2018 season, HoliMont will offer a designated UPHILL SKINNING lane for those looking to “earn their turns.”

It all comes down to 16 days in February. Athletes from around the world train their entire lives for the chance at one shining moment of personal - and national - glory. From the major sports to the obscure ones, the world will tune in to see their nation’s best compete for gold medals and the coveted overall medal count. 

According to Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of Earth Dog, with energies being dominated by the Earth element. A healthy lifestyle change is to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the beauty of the Earth. In the Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania, there are over 600 miles of multi-use, four-season trails. All are dog friendly!

While some may mumble and swear under their breaths about the snow and return of winter, there are plenty of us that wait and chomp at the bit for the first chance to slide on frozen, fluffy white stuff. This Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:30am, the lifts at HoliMont will start to turn for their 56th winter season.

Through good winters, bad winters, one (really) bad winter and countless inches of the white stuff, one business has stood the test of time. We’ve come a long way since one lodge, a T-Bar and no manmade snow. This season, Holiday Valley celebrates 60 years of skiing, snowboarding, reinvestment, innovation and smiling faces. 

A staggering number of families in Cattaraugus County - 1 in 5 - are starving. The Ellicottville Food Pantry, under the leadership of Shelly Kibby, makes the difference every day. 

Send your sweet tooth to paradise at Cupcaked, Ellicottville’s new bakery! Owners Anne and Scott Coe welcome you to their beautiful bakery, where they serve a wide variety of delicious treats and offer a full range of event planning services. This holiday season is the perfect time to try a new treat, order your desserts or get started planning a spring wedding, and the Coes can make it all happen!

Nestled away in the Enchanted Mountains of Ellicottville, NY, the famed ‘Studio of Justice’ has been found. Inside, unbeknownst to many, Shad Nowicki has been making a splash in the ComiCon World for quite some time now.

Since the evolution of cameras on smart phones, you can easily be desensitized to what you are doing with a photo - freezing time. That is what Kathleen Prosperi-McClard is looking to remind us of. Specializing in generational portraits, Kathleen is looking to expand her reach as a photographer.

The Ashford Junction Diner, located just a few miles east of the village of Ellicottville, is proudly celebrating its first year in business. New owners Jay and Peggy LaCroix have paid homage to the diner’s roots in naming it after the bustling junction that once drew visitors from afar …

SNOWED-IN entertainment writer Melanie Hulick recently had the chance to talk with the hilarious Larry the Cable Guy, who will be performing two shows on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Salamanca. "To say it was the funniest conversation I’ve ever had is an understatement. Larry has been in the business now for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down."

Don't wait until you actually get sick to seek medical and/or naturopathic care. Actively engage in infection prevention this ski season - November through April.

Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement for a second year; Pledges
will help to raise money for scholarships and adaptive equipment.

With a close eye on the weather forecast, Dennis Eshbaugh, President of Holiday Valley Resort announced today that they will open for the winter season on Friday, November 24 at 9:00am.

In 1985, Jim Watson rolled the dice. He was spending the majority of his time running a restaurant, while the minority went into making candy for his family’s Kenmore chocolate shop. While skiing with friends at a somewhat-known ski resort in a somewhat-known town south of Buffalo, the light bulb clicked. Without the production or financial means to open another chocolate shop in a bustling strip mall or population center, Watson’s gamble 32 years ago paid off …