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Skiiers on the slopes at Holiday Valley

If you enjoy winter, the Enchanted Mountains is the place for you! 

The Town of Ellicottville is known as the "Aspen of the East" as it contains Holiday Valley Resort & HoliMont which are the areas two largest ski resorts. Enjoy the feeling of a ski resort and a quaint village all rolled into a unique setting that is for the consummate skier and non-skier alike. 

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there are slopes for any skill level.  For beginners, check out the Holiday Valley website to get complete information about lesson times and availability. 

Holiday Valley was ranked #5 by for ski resorts in the East by Ski Magazine (2014).  It boasts a 750 foot vertical drop with 58 day slopes and 37 night trails, all accessed by 13 high-tech lifts.  Lessons are available from a variety of outfitters.  

Holimont is North America's largest private resort, but offers weekday skiing for anyone!  They also include racing for members, and ski schools.  Holimont gives you 52 slopes covering 135 acres, surely enough to keep you busy!

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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