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The cold and snowy November weather combined with Holiday Valley’s powerhouse snowmaking system will allow the resort to open for the 2013-‘14 winter season on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. 
Not Top-50, nor Top-25.  Not even Top-10.  Congratulations, Holiday Valley, for being named the 5th best ski resort on the entire Eastern seaboard!
If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a touch of Cheers where “everybody knows your name,” look no further than John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House, located inside the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley Resort. 
If you didn’t get your fill of beer and wine at Ellicottville’s Fall Festival, another annual tradition here in good ‘ol E’ville is the ever popular Beer & Wine Festival at Holiday Valley Resort.  This event has gained major popularity since its inception ten years ago. Holiday Valley, Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will once again host the event at The Lodge (formerly the Clubhouse Chalet / Main Lodge) on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 3:30-7:30pm with live music by Big Leg Emma. 

Even though the snow isn’t here yet, there is no better time than right now to organize your group outing to HoliMont.  Group leaders are already lining up to reserve space on the HoliMont chalet calendar for the approaching season.  And in case you are still under the impression that HoliMont is just a private ski club where the general public is not allowed to ski; that is not the case.  HoliMont is open to non-members every Monday through Friday (excluding Christmas Week Dec. 25-31).
Snowfall is inevitable … instead of hibernating through the chilly winter months, step out and learn to enjoy the snow. All it takes is a little time, effort, and of course, adventurous spirit.  In our corner of Western New York, it’s the perfect opportunity to bundle up, grab your gear and hit the slopes at Holiday Valley and HoliMont. 
Have the hustle, bustle, and pollution of an urban life left you yearning for some fresh air? Has the monotony of a desk-job left you in need of some culture? The Enchanted Mountains are the place for you, and Ellicottville is the sure choice to base yourself. 

From the thrill of 2,000 of the latest slot machines and 33 action-packed table games, to the delicious tastes of seven restaurants, to the luxury of an award-winning hotel, and the energy of world-class entertainment - a trip to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is truly “Excitement Worth Sharing!” 
Country superstar and Best Selling author, Wynonna, will make a stop at Seneca Allegany Casino for one show Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5pm.

As a member of America’s Best Bootfitters, custom bootfitting has always been a hallmark of Mud, Sweat n’ Gears. We specialize in custom fitting for competitive ski racers, industry professionals and recreational skiers alike. An improperly fitting boot can make for a painful, frustrating day on the slopes. Our job is to help you find your perfect new pair of boots or improve the fit and performance of your current boots. 

WNY’s raddest snowboard shop! We’re masters of setting you up with the gear that’s perfect for you. Snowboarding isn’t life or death! Let’s have some fun with it. We want you to come in, hang with our two beagles, crack some jokes and just get stoked on the experience. That’s what we’re trying to sell - the experience. 

Every store in town excels in customer service, bootfitting, and tuning. We specialize in the aforementioned as well as our unique random acts of tumbling and yeti wrangling …

Homewood is a grassroots, DIY, American-made brand with a solid foundation in manufacturing, based in a skilled-labor community of NW PA. Unlike most snowboard industry competitors, we own our factory, employ hard-working snowboarders who care deeply about the product, sleep at the shop, and we have a pretty rad cat.

Phatman Boardshop is family/rider owned and operated. We specialize in board sports, offering premium brands of snowboards, skateboards, hardgoods, shoes and apparel. 

We are a skateboard company based in Jamestown, NY.  We all live to skate and snowboard.  We try to source as many of our own products to sell.  Promoting our brand by selling exactly what we feel is best for our region just makes the most sense to us.  
Ellicottville is known for its slopes and winter sports, but there are a lot of family-friendly events that don’t involve strapping on skis or a board. In addition to all the wonderful shops and restaurants, these events offer entertainment in the cold winter months.
Most likely, you're well aware of the ski resort prowess Holiday Valley and HoliMont bring to the table.  Both are pioneers in their respective categories (public/private resorts), which continue to re-invest in their properties and the community of Ellicottville annually.  But, should you find yourself visiting town in the “off-season,” you don’t need to worry about finding something to do. The summer months are very much an “on-season” here in the village and surrounding areas, and here’s proof …

In the Fall, Mother Nature paints a wide brush stroke of vivid colors across the forest lands of the Allegheny National Forest Region in Pennsylvania. Located just minutes south of Ellicottville, the Forest sprawls over 513,000 acres and offers a wide choice of magical trip ideas for fun in the forest during the fall season.  
The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, NY packs a winter full of fun and exciting activities.  For a complete list of adventures, accommodations, restaurants and more, visit Cattaraugus County Tourism on the web at www.enchantedmountains.com or call 800-331-0543 for a free brochure.
The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, NY offers many exciting opportunities for those looking to “escape” from their every day. Make it an afternoon, or make it an overnight!  In Salamanca, NY (located just 10 minutes from Ellicottville), there are plenty of enjoyable choices to keep you busy (and warm indoors).  The city is full of unique culture and heritage, as it is rooted on the Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation.  
According to Gretchen Mendell of Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville, “Last year was the worst cold and flu season that I have experienced in my store over the past 18 years."  I can attest to this statement as I’ve worked at Nature’s Remedy since October of 2012, and witnessed my clients’ frustrations with intense respiratory symptoms, antibiotics commonly not working, concomitant infections (especially yeast infections) from misuse and overuse of antibiotics, OTC meds not helping, and confusion about how to “work” themselves and their loved ones through the journey of microbial invasion. This article responds to that need. 
The majority of people that visit Holiday Valley experience first-hand how awesome it is. But until you look closely, only then does one start to notice the improvements made on an annual basis. 
Is winter a season you actually look forward to rather than dread?  Does the prospect of putting snow tires on your vehicle put a big grin on your face?  Is a new set of skis or a snowboard deck your idea of the perfect holiday gift?  Do you daydream about the perfect powder day with no lift lines and no crowds?  If so, then HoliMont Ski Area might just be the place for you. 

THE CITY GARAGE: 5 Monroe St., Ellicottville, NY ... We specialize in being a full service ski shop.  Whatever type of skiing you're into, we have it.  Alpine, cross-country and telemark, we are the only ski shop in town that just sells skis!