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.
Holiday shoppers in Ellicottville will encounter a new business this year. Its can’t-miss location is signaled by two flags, the American and the Canadian, which fly proudly over the red front door. Enter Ameri-Can, located at 11 Washington Street, where an eye-catching and intriguing selection of American and Canadian art, antiques, and apparel awaits you.
“Good times, good friends, good health to you and the luck of the Irish in all that you do.” Although this Irish Christmas proverb could (and should) be applied to every party and gathering you attend this holiday season, none fit the bill better than Ellicottville’s annual Irish Christmas.
Through the seasons, Ellicottville has evolved into a snowsport enthusiast’s dream. Between the two awesome ski resorts, shops, bars, restaurants, businesses and people, it has become a destination for creative curation. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 12:30pm-2:30pm, you’ll have a prime opportunity to celebrate the winter lifestyle right here in our amazing town.
Celebrating its 13th anniversary on Friday, Dec. 18, Ellicottville’s prominent wine and liquor store sells by coupling stories and experience with an unheralded love and enthusiasm for the product on its shelves. Owner Shannon Carscallen has a family history rooted deep in the industry, and her passion is immediately evident.
Welcome back to ski season! With the cold settling in, we think it’s fitting to offer a warming meal that is sure to satisfy your palate. We invite you to dine with us at John Harvard’s Brew House, located inside the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. We’ll be serving up all our favorite seasonal plates, along with a few new offerings such as Creole Tuna over Tomato Stewed Rice served with Fried Okra and Baby Corn.
Many solutions to insomnia causes are obvious. Listed in this article are the three most common forms of sleeplessness that I have observed in my practice along with their respective naturopathic protocols. They always have hormonal and biochemical components associated with the dysfunctions.
With December upon us, that means snow can happen at any time! We are at the top of the list for counties who receive the maximum snowfall in NY State. It's no wonder we know how to have fun in the snow! How does cascading over the snow on a trail-dominating snowmobile sound? Or exploring the back woods, breaking your own trails on your snowshoes? You can do all that right here, and we’re sure you’ll soon warm up to winter with all the fun activities available right in our backyard.
The unmistakable voice of Gary Puckett, formerly of Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, will fill the air at The Bears Den at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday, Jan. 8 at 8pm. Talking with him recently about his career, it led him to recall some of the memories that stand out vividly in his mind. Puckett, who considers himself a political junkie, went on to tell me about the day he spoke to President Nixon one-on-one on the White House lawn.
CANCELED! On Saturday, Dec. 19 at Holiday Valley, Demo Day will kick off in full swing. The atmosphere it creates is unique – a small commune of like-minded skiers and boarders all feeding off each other’s positive energy and stoke. Over twenty ski and snowboard reps from major brands will be present this year, including Elan, Volkl, Atomic, Rossignol, Salomon, Head, K2, Mervin Manufacturing (Lib Tech, GNU and Roxy), and Burton - to name a few.
It’s a job that doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it deserves. Snowmaking is a tough business. It’s cold, it’s labor-intensive and oft-times can be dangerous. But every winter, Holiday Valley’s crew is out on the front lines, giving us the best snow they can.
If you’ve ever visited Dekdebruns, you have seen first-hand what a dynamic offering they have. Everything from high performance ski race gear, on-hill and apres ski fashion, to must-have accessories, snowboard gear and rentals. The Dekdebruns team prides themselves in finding brands that one can’t find just anywhere, ensuring that their customers are exposed to the big picture. This year, they have two unique offerings we’re pretty sure you’ll be stoked about.
Leave the malls, long lines and stressful shopping behind. Grab your shopping buddy and head out to the ANF Region of PA to find gifts that truly mean something. You’ll find perfect presents at every price, from warm and wooly surprises to luxurious delights.
There is a chill in the air of Ellicottville, which is always a welcome feeling this time of year. By the time this publication goes to print, the HoliMont Mountain Crew will most likely have fired up the guns and started to make snow.
IT’S ALMOST TIME TO THE LET 2015-16 SKI SEASON BEGIN!
Progression. Innovation. Development. Since Holiday Valley’s genesis, these are the nouns we use to describe the resort. Every off-season, it’s all hands on deck - from management, to Mountain Operations, to Food & Beverage - to make a concentrated effort to make an already stellar product even better. When you speak in terms of national recognition, resorts like Snowbird, Mammoth Mountain and Okemo are names you hear often. But you’d be shocked at how many people across the North American continent know, and love, Holiday Valley.
Already picking out what fresh new gear you want to purchase for the season? Perhaps you knew the answer to that question months ago. If so, then you also know that the leaves on the trees of Ellicottville are changing color, which means that it’s almost time for another fantastic season out on the slopes. And rest assured, HoliMont is looking forward to helping you enjoy every single snow-filled moment this winter.