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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.

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 …

For the skiers: Apex ski boots (if you haven’t heard of these check them out!) has completely revamped their line-up by having all the chassis upgraded to the XP model from last year. As for the snowboarders - they should be super pumped - Nidecker is back in the States!

When we were having dinner with our Burton Rep last year (shoutout Joe Grasso), he hinted that something big was coming down the pipeline. After some prodding (and some beers), Grasso told us that Burton was going to reintroduce a step in binding to snowboarding - Step On. The system, which is obviously far superior and more technical than the step in bindings we seemingly all rode in the late-90s, uses contact points at your heel and both sides of your toes. And this season, Burton blessed The Boardroom by naming us one of their select Full Service Dealers - meaning that we’re one of a few shops on the East Coast that has access to Step On ...

"We love getting all the new product and stocking the store for the season. We've got a full line of outerwear brands to keep you warm and dry and looking good for apres.

When the fall colors are in their twilight and we’re knocking on winter’s door, there’s one event at Holiday Valley to bridge the dreaded November gap - the Beer & Wine Festival, presented by Holiday Valley, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing, and Wegman’s. Now in its 14th year, Beer & Wine has become a favorite event for a contingent of fermentation lovers ...

Strategically located less than three hours from big population centers (think Toronto, Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh), ski and snowboard lovers of all ages proudly - definitively - call HV their home resort. With $3.3 million going back in this year, the grand total of reinvestment over the past 24 years has hit a cool $126 million ...

Statistically, many powder days happen while you’re at work. There’s nothing worse than looking out your office window watching it dump snow. Stop daydreaming about first tracks and go get them! For just $250 you can treat yourself to 10 weekday lift tickets to HoliMont ...

Gallery 14731, Ellicottville's premiere contemporary gallery space and gift shop, is currently showcasing work by some fantastic photographers. One current featured artist is Holiday Valley’s own Dan Aldrich, who in the past year obtained his FAA Drone Certification with the intent of showcasing the beautiful landscape of Ellicottville from a different angle.