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October 19, 2017

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!

Interview with Ciara Peters, Soft Goods Manager
 
You just finished up year two of being open during the summer. How did it compare to your first year? Can you give us a glimpse of some of the product you carried?
October 19, 2017

"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.

What’s new this year at The City Garage?
   17 years of having fun and doing what we love … not really new for this year, but 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 & dry and looking good for aprés. 
 
Word has it your bootfitter has seen a lot of feet … 
March 2, 2017

Perhaps no one is looking more forward to the end of the winter season here in Ellicottville than Greg Dekdebrun himself, who has announced he’ll be retiring from the shop, which has been his second home since its opening in 1961 by his father, Al. From 1986 forward, Greg and his wife Patti have owned and operated the shop, but after a lifetime of specialty retail, Greg thinks it’s time to kick his feet up (a little bit, anyhow). When asked what he planned to do with all his impending free time, he replied, “When the snow comes again, I’m going to do that thing called skiing.”

Forget about the rollercoaster weather we experienced throughout February … Winter is still very much alive and well here in Western New York, which is evident by the enthusiastic crowds gracing the slopes of Holiday Valley, HoliMont, and the downtown village streets.

February 2, 2017

If you think of Ellicottville activities through the prism of power rankings, the top spot is an easy choice. Holiday Valley and HoliMont remain the tractor beams for bringing in visitors, both repeat and new. You might argue that No. 2 would be a toss-up between dining/nightlife and shopping - each one complements the other well. After that, however, it’s a complete dogfight for activity spots. Underrated and oft-overlooked, snowshoeing is a hidden gem around our area ...

If you think of Ellicottville activities through the prism of power rankings, the top spot is an easy choice. Holiday Valley and HoliMont remain the tractor beams for bringing in visitors, both repeat and new. You might argue that No. 2 would be a toss-up between dining/nightlife and shopping - each one complements the other well. After that, however, it’s a complete dogfight for activity spots. 

February 2, 2017

It’s no secret to those who know, that The City Garage has one of the most diverse product selections in town. Sure - they’ve got the basics in accessories and ski equipment you would expect in a ski shop, but they’ve also got a variety of items some would deem ‘off piste’ so to speak, which have been carefully selected by their credible, passionate staff ...

February is here in Ellicottville, and what a wild winter we’ve had thus far. From dumps of powder, to ‘spring like conditions’, Mother Nature certainly continues to be her chemically imbalanced self in the Western New York region. Despite these inconsistencies, the village continues to entertain crowds of enthusiastic visitors, packing our restaurants, ski slopes and retailers.

December 31, 2016

During the winter months, Ellicottville is not exactly lacking in the entertainment department. Between the slopes of Holiday Valley and HoliMont and the nightlife of the village, plenty of stories are made between the months of December and April. There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’ve got an Ellicottville story or two yourself. And if you’ve ever been to The Boardroom, or The Boardroom on Main, and had the opportunity to talk with any of the staff then you know they have stories for days! Whether it’s shop talk about the newest and hottest products on the market, the latest scoop on what’s happening at the resorts in town, or just shop beagle tales (pun intended) The Boardroom crew never disappoints. It’s pretty safe to say though, that the topic they enjoy the most is snowboarding. So when Spencer Timkey (@spence_timkey on Insta) and Tyler Burns (@tylerxburns) were trying to figure out a new way to connect with people who share their passion for shredding, they settled on the podcast format. And just like that, Cold Soup, a weekly podcast for the shred enthusiast was born.

Story telling is human nature.  Factual, Fictional, or a combination of both; almost everyone loves telling a good story.  It started with drawings on cave walls, evolved to oral traditions that were passed down from generation to generation, and eventually those narratives got written down. Today, between all the different social media platforms and digital means of communication, story telling is more abundant than ever.  

November 28, 2016

With winter quickly approaching here in Ellicottville, there’s no time like the present to get into some of your favorite local, specialty retailers to get outfitted for the pending snowfall. One of the mainstays in our community, Mud Sweat N’Gears, is located on the corner of Washington and Monroe Streets in the heart of the village. Recognized by the industry as an ‘America’s Best Bootfitters’ shop, as well as home to the only Montana Speed Factory around, MSG’s passionate, knowledgable staff is ready to get you dialed in. We caught up with owners / operators Kimberly Reading and Miguel Azcarate, to talk about the products they’re most excited about for the coming season.

With winter quickly approaching here in Ellicottville, there’s no time like the present to get into some of your favorite local, specialty retailers to get outfitted for the pending snowfall.  One of the mainstays in our community, Mud Sweat N’Gears, is located on the corner of Washington and Monroe Streets in the heart of the village.

October 4, 2016

The Boardroom is moving on up, and they couldn’t be more thrilled, as their 2nd location will be housed on the main floor of 14 Washington Street. Look for them next door to Adventure Bound onthefly … they’ll have all of the same sweet stuff as their Flagship store, plus more lifestyle apparel.

Interview with:
Spence Timkey, High 5 GM
 
 
PERKS: Big news!  The Boardroom is continuing with two locations (as it did last year), but this time, your 2nd location is relocating to the TOP floor of 14 Washington Street … 
October 4, 2016

This summer was a bit different for the winter-only shop ... they were OPEN! According to Ciara Peters, soft goods manager, "It went very well! We offered a variety of casual and swim wear from companies like O’Neill and Picture Organic Clothing. In addition, we also freshened up our t-shirt wall with some summer inspired designs." But with winter just around the corner, the Dekdebruns crew is anxious to fill the shop with winter-inspired product, including a few new items, including Uvex helmets and goggles, the latest boot by Apex, and the Nitro line of snowboards.

Interview with:
Ciara Peters, 
Soft Goods Manager
 
PERKS: This past summer was a bit different for you guys.  You were OPEN!  How did the summer retail business pan out for you?  What did you stock the shop with?  Do you plan on re-opening next summer as well?
October 4, 2016

Whether you have an appetite for floaty powder skis, all mountain performers, gutsy sidecuts for groomer days or blazing fast race equipment, Mud, Sweat n' Gears no doubt has the ski you're looking for. Their helmet and goggle collection is bigger and better than ever, and their "Speed Factory" in the back has added some new artillery to make your equipment ready for anything.

Interview with:
Kimberly Reading, Owner
 
PERKS: Let us in on your top product picks for this season …
October 4, 2016

Not only is The City Garage stoked on a few new lines they're bringing in (TOBE, Strafe, and Planks, just to name a few), they are also gearing up for the showing of "Ruin and Rose" in November, and busy ski shop days through winter, where they'll rely heavily on good grub cooked in the back to fuel them through ... aka Crockpot Creations, where the key ingredient in every meal is ...

Interview with:
Trey Clauss, Mr. Man
 
PERKS: What’s new this year at The City Garage?
March 6, 2016

Winter has without a doubt established a firm hold on Ellicottville and the region, with the slopes of HoliMont and Holiday Valley full of visitors who have all but forgotten the tumultuous start to the season. Sooner than later, however, the sun and warm temps will return to the area, with thoughts beginning to shift from powder turns to patio sessions. A few of the local specialty shops in town will be locking their doors for the spring and summer months, however, one location in particular that will NOT be closing up shop is The City Garage. For the past 16 years, The City Garage has remained committed to being a year-round lifestyle and outdoor equipment retailer. SNOWED-IN sat down with the gang at the C.G., who were excited to reveal what products will be awaiting those visiting in the warmer months.

Winter has without a doubt established a firm hold on Ellicottville and the region, with the slopes of HoliMont and Holiday Valley full of visitors who have all but forgotten the tumultuous start to the season.  Sooner than later, however, the sun and warm temps will return to the area, with thoughts beginning to shift from powder turns to patio sessions. A few of the local specialty shops in town will be locking their doors for the spring and summer months, however, one location in particular that will NOT be closing up shop is The City Garage.

January 29, 2016

Mud, Sweat n' Gears: America's Best Bootfitters ... and your ticket to speed.

Now that the snow has returned to Ellicottville, the slopes and downtown have sprung back to life.  HoliMont and Holiday Valley are filled with skiers from near and far, which of course leads them into the village when the ski day has concluded.  One of the longtime mainstays which is a stop for many of these visitors, is none other than Mud, Sweat n’ Gears, locally owned and operated by Kimberly Reading and Miguel Azcarate for the past 16 years.  This husband and wife team have intertwined themselves in the local community and ski industry for years, which is evident b

January 3, 2016

We caught up with Spencer Timkey of The Boardroom, who revealed that among the boards he is most hyped on this season is the Proto, manufactured by Never Summer Industries.

Despite the marginal hand Mother Nature has dealt us at the beginning of this season, the lake effect machine eventually fired up, and the slopes are now alive at HoliMont and Holiday Valley.  One of the local, specialty retailers remaining steadfast and defiant in the face of the starting forecast, is none other than The Boardroom Snowboard Shop.  If you’ve ever read SNOWED-IN, you’re certainly familiar with the Timkey clan - Mike, Jody, Samantha and Spencer (and of course the shop beagles!) - who have remained the only snowboard specific shop in the 14731 area f

November 28, 2015

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.

Hopefully by the time this edition of SNOWED-IN goes to press, we won’t be saying #winteriscoming - we’ll be saying winter is HERE, which means now it’s more important than ever to drop in on some new gear to make sure your winter season in Ellicottville not only looks good, but performs even better. Lucky for you, there are a slew of specialty shops in the village, among them Dekdebruns Snow Sports, located at 18 Washington Street.

October 9, 2015

We are very excited for Icelantic’s brand new ski for this year – the Pioneer!  This is Icelantic’s true all-mountain ski: it is lightweight with camber underfoot and a tapered early rise tip and tail.  The Pioneer will easily perform in all conditions!

Interview with:

JAY MOWREY

Manager

 

SNOWED-IN: Your location on Ellicottville’s main drag boasts three floors of merchandise.  What do you fill it all with? 

October 9, 2015

This year we expanded our collection of outerwear and accessories for kids. We couldn’t help ourselves ... there was just too much good stuff to choose from.  Jackets, pants, insulators, hoodies, base layers, helmets, goggles, gloves and packs. Fun pops of color and patterning, impactful prints and color blocks and full range of kid friendly features like dependable waterproofing, breathability and rugged fabrics. More than enough to keep them one step ahead of Mother Nature. 

Interview with:

KIMBERLY READING

Owner

 

SNOWED-IN: Let’s get right to the good stuff.  What are some of the latest and greatest hardgoods that MSG is excited about bringing in this season?

October 9, 2015

Our bangin’ boards of this season will be the Burton Process Centerfold line-up. These boards are surely to make ‘em drool with the latest in pinup-worthy freestyle performance. Twin shape, camber profile and some sensual top graphics make for one of the most enjoyable rides of the season. 

Interview with:

BOB KNAB

Rider, owner/operator

 

SNOWED-IN: What’s hot this season at Phatman?

October 9, 2015

So many awesome things going down this year. The one we’re most excited about is the opening of a 2nd storefront location called The Boardroom on Main, right in the heart of the Village of Ellicottville. We partnered with John Rounds (who opened Adventure Bound onthefly) and took the downstairs of the old Kazoo II building. 

Interview with:

SPENCE TIMKEY

Director of marketing & high 5’s

 

SNOWED-IN: What’s new this year at The Boardoom?

October 9, 2015

We are entering our 16th year this season, and we couldn't be more excited for what winter has to offer! Being open year round has its benefits, but the biggest joy we get is switching from summer to winter. Getting out all the new product is like Christmas!  

Interview with:

TREY CLAUSS

Store manager

 

SNOWED-IN: What’s cool in the shop this season? (besides the crew)

February 26, 2015

We've seen it all these past few months - from the mixed bag of “yuck” falling from the sky, to our blessed lake effect storms that leave us tempted to call in with a case of the powder flu.  This season has been everything the “experts” called for and then some. However, winter isn't making its departure yet, and it is certainly far from over at one of the fine specialty shops in the village, Mud Sweat n' Gears.  Owners/operators Kim Reading and Miguel Azcarate are not only retailers by heart and trade; they're also well traveled and experienced skiers who bring a wealth of knowledge and insight into the products they meticulously hand select to take seed within their shop.  

What a winter it has been here in Ellicottville, NY.  We've seen it all these past few months - from the mixed bag of “yuck” falling from the sky, to our blessed lake effect storms that leave us tempted to call in with a case of the powder flu.  This season has been everything the “experts” called for and then some.
January 30, 2015

SNOWED-IN made a visit to Dekdebruns Ski & Snowboard, located right on the main drag in the heart of EVL (or 18 Washington Street for your GPS).  Like many shops, they are chock full of some of the best brands with service to match, so read on to find out more of what’s new and exciting with them this season.

When traveling into Ellicottville, everyone has their ‘go to’ shop for specialty products or for their ski and snowboard needs.  Visitors easily gravitate towards one of the many great family owned and operated shops here in the village.  This month, SNOWED-IN made a visit to Dekdebruns Ski & Snowboard, located right on the main drag in the heart of EVL (or 18 Washington Street for your GPS).  Like many shops, they are chock full of some of the best brands with service to match, so read on to find out more of what’s new and exciting with them this seas
January 1, 2015

With the fresh snow of the New Year, skiers and snowboarders may find themselves taking an inventory of all their cold-weather apparel needed to embrace a full day on the slopes. Families with young children, in particular, may find that last winter’s jackets and snow pants no longer adequately cover the longer limbs of their young wearers. While the lure of online shopping may seem a viable option for children’s outerwear, the incredible variety and personable customer service of The Red Door, located at 11 Washington Street in downtown Ellicottville, makes it a one-stop destination for winter outerwear for the entire family. 

With the fresh snow of the New Year, skiers and snowboarders may find themselves taking an inventory of all their cold-weather apparel needed to embrace a full day on the slopes. Families with young children, in particular, may find that last winter’s jackets and snow pants no longer adequately cover the longer limbs of their young wearers.
November 28, 2014

Now 30 years strong, the shop has evolved greatly since its inception, with brands filtering in and out through their quest to offer the best of the best for their valued customers.  One of these brands, now on its second tenure at the shop, is Burton Snowboards - the biggest and longest standing pioneer brand in the industry.  With this recent reintroduction, The Boardroom truly does offer the top brands in the industry.  So let’s drop in and hear more about their recent acquisition.

If you’ve ever visited any of the shops in EVL (which many of you likely have if you’re reading this publication!) you find a uniqueness to each and every one of them, which is unrivaled both throughout this village and most likely wherever your travels take you.  One of these shops in particular has the unique distinction of being the first, and to this day is the only store in Ellicottville dedicated solely to one of the greatest sports (yes it’s a sport) on earth - snowboarding.  That shop is none other than The Boardroom Snowboard Shop, owned and passionate