Home » Videos Cross Country Skiing at the Old Bova Area in Allegany State Park Video from chieflg713 showing some pretty impressive skills to make it down the Old Bova Ski Area in Allegany State Park. Originally this was the downhill ski area started in the 1930's as a hike up and ski down. In the 1940's tow ropes were added and this perhaps became one of the first popular ski areas in Western New York. Located in the Red House side of the Park. Tagged in Winter Skiing Cross Country Allegany State Park Bova Ski Area winter fun Red House Salamanca Login or register to post comments Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events 2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit" Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 2 Friends of Good Music presents Buffalo Chamber Players Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia"!