Ellicottville, New York

Ellicottville, New York is a charming little ski town in Western New York with two ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Historic Ellicottville isn't just for the Winter Season as it is a year-round destination with boutiques, restaurants and great shops!

References:

  • The Cattaraugus County Bicentennial History Book
  • Ellicottville Historical Museum

Sites about Ellicottville, New York

Upcoming Events

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/25/2023 - 11:00am - 2:30pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 25th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!).

Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/17/2023 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are lots of obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

Fun at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 06/29/2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/02/2023 - 4:30pm

Yeeehaw!!  An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.  This is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast!  The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action.  They will be celebrating their 34th year in 2023! 

Places

Photo of bottles and drink at Ellicottville Distillery

Located in the heart of the Cattaraugus County mountains just outside the bustling ski town of Ellicottville, New York, Ellicottville Distillery offers a homegrown approach to the age-old practice of distilling. Using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, owner and head distiller Bryan Scharf creates high quality spirits and flavored liqueurs.

The Boardroom in Ellicottville, NY

The Boardroom is WNY's premier snowboard shop, with brands such as Nike Snowboarding, Lib Tech, GNU, Roxy, Oakley, Under Armour, Volcom, Never Summer, Smith and GoPro.

Photo of Steelbound

A restaurant that is also a brewery and distillery with a comfortable atmosphere. Steelbound offers fresh, never frozen food!

Videos

  • A short video of ladies having fun skiing at HoliMont Ski Resort. Video by Rebecca
  • Great aerial video tour, by Dan Oshier, of people skiing and snowboarding at Holiday Valley Resort during the Winter of January 2015.
  • Sped-up video of lift ride at HoliMont Ski Area on Jan. 10, 2015. Saturday, January 10th was a crisp, cold day at HoliMont and the conditions were excellent! Check out this sped-up ride up Sunset.