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January 31, 2020

Thanks to Ellicottville’s The City Garage, telemark skiing has become much more prevalent at our resorts over the last decade, offering a unique blend of style and challenge.

You’ve seen them on the slopes of Holiday Valley and HoliMont, arcing beautiful turns with unattached heels. Thanks to Ellicottville’s The City Garage, telemark skiing has become much more prevalent at our resorts over the last decade, offering a unique blend of style and challenge. 

On Friday, February 28th, Telestock returns to Holiday Valley. It’s a self-proclaimed day of peace, love and telemark skiing — one that spreads the stoke on tele skiing and allows people to try something new. 

January 31, 2020

The Boardroom Banked, aka the “Banked,” is much more than a competition; it’s an event dedicated to celebrating a collective love for snowboarding, benefitting a great cause, and building community.

The Boardroom Banked, aka the “Banked,” is much more than a competition; it’s an event dedicated to celebrating a collective love for snowboarding, benefitting a great cause, and building community. Scheduled this year for Sunday, March 1st on Champagne slope at Holiday Valley Resort, this timed banked slalom promises energetic pre/post-race parties, a live DJ, free swag, and fun for the whole family.

January 10, 2020

Earlier this week I spent a morning with Holiday Valley Snowsports, and I can now officially check “learning to snowboard” off my bucket list. Here is a recap of my experience …

Earlier this week I spent a morning with Holiday Valley Snowsports, and I can now officially check “learning to snowboard” off my bucket list. Here is a recap of my experience …
 
Snowpants. Check.
Helmet. Check.
Goggles. Check.
Gloves. Check.
Anxiety. Check.
 
No need to feel anxious, unless it’s anxiously looking forward to having fun!
 
December 30, 2019

Imagine walking into an event and seeing people dancing ... but not hearing any music. You can see the DJs - there are three of them - and they’re into it, spinning tracks and vibing to some mysterious beat you can’t hear. Then you see the partygoers - there are hundreds of them - wearing wireless headphones, color coded to the different DJs. Imagine this scenario, and then come experience it. The Rock Autism ICE JAM Silent Disco comes to Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge on Saturday, February 8th.

Imagine walking into an event and seeing people dancing ... but not hearing any music. You can see the DJs - there are three of them - and they’re into it, spinning tracks and vibing to some mysterious beat you can’t hear. Then you see the partygoers - there are hundreds of them - wearing wireless headphones, color coded to the different DJs. Imagine this scenario, and then come experience it. The Rock Autism ICE JAM Silent Disco comes to Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge on Saturday, February 8th. 

October 25, 2019

Since 1958, Holiday Valley has proudly operated as an independent resort - a combination of visionary leadership, loyal customers and a dynamic geographic location all have played a hand in why the resort continues to be successful.

The ski resort landscape has changed. Some would argue for the better. Some would not. We now live in a world of Epic and Ikon and corporations creating conglomerate ski resort families. Each side of this coin has its perks and downfalls, and regardless of where you stand on the subject, things have changed. 

October 25, 2019

On November 8 & 9, Holiday Valley’s Beer & Wine Festival returns.

Want to kick off the 2019-20 ski season in the best way possible? How about a weekend-long festival in November that includes food trucks, 100s of different beers, wines & liquor, multiple live bands and like-minded party individuals? On November 8 & 9, Holiday Valley’s Beer & Wine Festival returns. 

The fun starts on Friday night (November 8) with Trucks N’ Brews from 7-10pm. A fresh, dynamic addition to the weekend’s fun, last year’s inaugural saw hundreds of people show up to Tannenbaum Lodge despite less than ideal weather. 

March 8, 2019

Holiday Valley’s Training Center has a rich history of developing strong, competitive ski and snowboard teams. While the ski team’s prominence is more well-known because of Olympic athletes like Jill Vogtli and Travis Mayer, the snowboard team continues to turn heads with wins across the region. While the team consists of only 10 riders, a driven coaching staff keeps the team progressing towards loftier goals.

Holiday Valley’s Training Center has a rich history of developing strong, competitive ski and snowboard teams. While the ski team’s prominence is more well-known because of Olympic athletes like Jill Vogtli and Travis Mayer, the snowboard team continues to turn heads with wins across the region. While the team consists of only 10 riders, a driven coaching staff keeps the team progressing towards loftier goals. 

February 1, 2019

Deep in Antarctica’s frozen wasteland lies the world’s cutest, most playful creatures. These little treasures live out their days fishing, swimming, and exploring. Not a human to be found in the glacial expanse, the black and white, dignified waddlers have grown to dominate the landscape, and, coincidentally, our hearts. Ah, penguins … emperor of the animal kingdom, and icon of February in Ellicottville.

Deep in Antarctica’s frozen wasteland lies the world’s cutest, most playful creatures. These little treasures live out their days fishing, swimming, and exploring. Not a human to be found in the glacial expanse, the black and white, dignified waddlers have grown to dominate the landscape, and, coincidentally, our hearts. Ah, penguins … emperor of the animal kingdom, and icon of February in Ellicottville.

February 1, 2019

First rip, then sip! Holiday Valley’s newest season-long event, Rip N’ Sip, is a chance to go out with certified instructors and hone your craft before going in for a frosty cocktail. The brainchild of HV Snowsports Director Allie Doro, Rip N’ Sip not only helps you work on your turns, but build relationships with fellow rippers.

RIP N’ SIP

First rip, then sip! Holiday Valley’s newest season-long event, Rip N’ Sip, is a chance to go out with certified instructors and hone your craft before going in for a frosty cocktail. The brainchild of HV Snowsports Director Allie Doro, Rip N’ Sip not only helps you work on your turns, but build relationships with fellow rippers. 

January 4, 2019

The 6th Annual ‘Your Turn’ Women’s Ski Clinic returns to Holiday Valley January 24-25th, giving intermediate to advanced lady skiers a chance to clinic and get better. Renowned women’s ski instructor Lisa Densmore Ballard spearheads this ladies-only clinic, providing a lifetime of instruction and experience to enhance the overall session. 

January 4, 2019

Stop wondering how much fun it is to ski or snowboard and come do it! January is Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will offer half price beginner ski and snowboard packages throughout the entire month. Get instruction from the Snow Pros and realize what you’ve been missing out on!

November 24, 2018

This season, LASP asks campaign donors to consider a $30 gift to mark the 30th anniversary of this marvelous non-profit. With 30 days to make an impact, donors can forever change the lives of children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. The campaign runs from Tuesday, Nov. 27th (#GivingTuesday) through Dec. 26th.

There’s nothing quite like the glorious sensation of skiing down a hill, the crisp wind biting your cheeks, the ground a blur beneath your feet. Skiing, many say, is as close as it gets to flying. It’s for this reason that many come to Ellicottville, itching to get on the slopes. Skiing is freedom, and here, when the ground is covered in sparkling powder and the skies are a cloudless blue, skiing is magic.

October 12, 2018

The craft beer and specialty winemaker revolution is here to stay, and Holiday Valley invites you to its biggest party of the year. Beer, wine, cider, live music and food turns a typical blasé November weekend into a can’t-miss event. 

Have you ever thought what it would look like if Holiday Valley transformed the Main Lodge into a 3-story party, with craft beer, wine, cider and live music? If you cooked up the perfect party scenario in a lab, it might look something like that. Fortunately for you, it exists. The Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival makes its libation-induced return on Friday, November 10th. 

April 24, 2018

Holiday Valley, New York State’s most visited winter resort, is planning a $3.2 million upgrade this year. Highlights include expanded automated snowmaking, a new groomer, a conveyor lift on Slippery Streets, slope work including several “tree trails” for kids and a new shuttle van. Summer projects at Sky High Adventure Park include a Tarzan swing on Riptide in the Aerial Park, and creation of the Happy Holiday Gem Mining Company.

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - Holiday Valley, New York State’s most visited winter resort, is planning a $3.2 million upgrade this year. According to Dennis Eshbaugh, President, “As an independent resort, we are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in our 61-year history. Together with this year’s projects we have reinvested over $130 million in the resort over the past 25 years. What this means is better experiences for our visitors throughout the year.”

March 7, 2018

Attention runners! (Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a casual runner, or just someone who’s looking to get outside, get some exercise and have fun!) … the Happy Half Marathon, 5K and Beer Mile will return to Holiday Valley for the third year in a row on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

“Let’s put the fun back in running!”

Attention runners! (Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a casual runner, or just someone who’s looking to get outside, get some exercise and have fun!) … the Happy Half Marathon, 5K and Beer Mile will return to Holiday Valley for the third year in a row on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

March 7, 2018

A weekend unlike any all year! Mardi Gras / Winter Carnival in Ellicottville takes the fun of spring skiing and couples it with engaging activities - on and off the slopes. Mark the weekend of March 9-11 on your calendar, and get yourself to Ellicottville to participate!

WINTER CARNIVAL / MARDI GRAS PARADE

A weekend unlike any all year! Mardi Gras / Winter Carnival in Ellicottville takes the fun of spring skiing and couples it with engaging activities - on and off the slopes. Mark the weekend of March 9-11 on your calendar, and get yourself to Ellicottville to participate!

February 21, 2018

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx and the Buffalo Philharmonic will headline the 2018 Summer Music Festival.

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY – The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will headline the 2018 Summer Music Festival.  Join us for Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region.

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx will take the stage Saturday night, June 30 celebrating the “40th Anniversary Grand Illusion Album Tour”.

February 4, 2018

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.

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. “It’s a really fun afternoon, and you don’t even have to know how to ski,” said Mary Ellen Racich, LASP director.

February 4, 2018

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. 

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. 

February 4, 2018

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.

According to a study conducted by U.S. News, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the 2nd week in February.  So with January now behind us, it’s time to do a check-in on your resolutions.  For those who promised to spend less time in front of a screen, or to exercise more, or to spend more time in nature, there is a new business in Ellicottville that can help you achieve those goals and more.  So whether you made those kind of resolutions or not, read on because we could all use a little more time in the great outdoors.

February 2, 2018

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.

Everyone knows how amazing, rad, and fun Holiday Valley is. But not many hear about the elite athletes it produces. I recently caught up with 14-year-old Bella Bacon, resident shredder. Bella grew up here in Ellicottville, learning to ski at Holiday Valley. Both her parents, William and Christine, were instructors at Jackson Hole, Wyoming back in the day; you could say they were “ski school sweethearts.” After deciding it was time to start a family, the winter sport fanatics moved to Christine’s hometown, Ellicottville.
 
February 2, 2018

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.

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.

January 2, 2018

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!

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. Race down the 900-foot lanes and experience the exhilaration of tubing. Once you’re at the bottom, hook up to the tow and enjoy the ride back to the top. The best part: EVERYONE can enjoy the thrill of tubing! It’s an activity you can do with your whole group - whether it’s work, a birthday party or your family. It’s fun, and you can do it together!

December 2, 2017

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. 

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.