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Event-filled Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival this weekend

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People from near and father gather in Ellicottville each March for the annual Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend festivities, highlighted by the parade that makes its way through the center of the village Saturday night.

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend have you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests and, of course, costumes are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns. You might even think ... Read More »

Enjoy Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival weekend March 8–10

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Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season is coming next weekend with the annual Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade in the village and at Holiday Valley.

By Deb Everts Celebrate Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season at Winter Carnival weekend featuring the Mardi Gras Parade March 8 through 10. There will be fun for everyone in the village and at Holiday Valley. Barb Pump, events manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, said the Mardi Gras event has been celebrated in Ellicottville for 27 years. ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

Each year, people of all ages don garbage bags and slip down the slope of Yodler like penguins at the annual Penguin Paddle. The event benefits Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program that serves 200 and 250 disabled clients each season offering ski lessons and equipment to people with all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place this Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday ... Read More »

Jusiak podiums three times at Empire State Games

By Caitlin Croft The first race of the season for U12/10/8 athletes opened with a Dual Giant Slalom at Holiday Valley. U12 Girls: Abigail Duff of Kissing Bridge took 16th, Mary Doyle (BSC) 20th and Lauren La Salle (BSC) 21st. U12 Boys: Buffalo Ski Club’s Owen Gray finished 11th, Joey Hogenkamp (KB) 13th, Zack Benczkowski (BSC) 15th and Nathan Zanner ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Tubing set for Friday opening

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By Kellen M. Quigley Looking for something that’s fun for everyone and all you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun? There’s no better way to celebrate the first day of winter and the start of the school recess than by spending the afternoon at Holiday Valley Tubing Co. on its ... Read More »

Merry Christmas Break — Time for Fun

There's plenty of outdoor activities to experience during the holiday break, such as sledding with friends on a snowy day.

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for the kids (and hopefully some adults) who have the rest of 2018 off from school or work. In between times of family and community celebration, there’s plenty of opportunities for seemingly endless fun over this holiday break. Hit the slopes at Kissing Bridge, which is open ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Gears Up for Fall

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By Alicia Dziak As summer has unofficially come to an end, Holiday Valley is ready to transition into fall and yes, even winter. Those looking ahead to the ski and snowboarding season — don’t delay on purchasing your season pass! The Classic Season Pass cutoff date is Sept. 15. This is still the best rate for Combo, Day and Night ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Pools Open Through Labor Day

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By Alicia Dziak Make a splash this weekend at the Holiday Valley pool complex! It’s your last chance of the season, as the pools are only open only through Labor Day. The pool complex includes three pools—a lap pool, a kiddie pool and an activity pool featuring a slide and diving board. In addition, many deck games are set up ... Read More »

Late Summer Deals at Holiday Valley’s Sky High

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There are still a couple more weeks of summer vacation and what better way to spend them than enjoying all the summertime fun at Holiday Valley? Choose from two new passes that give guests a sampling of the fun: • The Access Pass ($63 online or $65 onsite) includes a 3 Hour Aerial Park Climb, 1 Ride Mountain Coaster and ... Read More »

Ready, Set, Mud! Mudslide Next Weekend

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By Alicia Dziak In the mood for some friendly competition? How about a chairlift ride, some snowmakers, a bunch of fun obstacles, lots of laughs, and oh yeah, did we mention MUD? It’s all back and it’s better than ever as the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns on Saturday, June 16. What sets the Mudslide apart from other area obstacle races? ... Read More »

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