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!
The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th 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!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.
Organized by the same folks who brought you the fall EVL Halloween Half, the annual spring Happy Half is a serious race, but full of fun surprises along the way. The 13.1 mile route will start at Holiday Valley, take you through the rolling terrain of Great Valley and finish at Holiday Valley. There's also a 5K distance and 1 mile Beer Run.
The City Garage is a full service ski shop, offering sales, demos and service. They offer cross country, snowshoe and telemark ski/boot rentals as well.
During the winter this is a great place to purchase the newest in ski wear. Salomon, K2, Atomic, Armada, Line, Fourfront, Telemark and Nordic equipment. Specializing in hard-to-find clothing brands.
Come summer, Holiday Valley is robed in lush green and magnificent gardens. The newly redesigned 18 hole par 70 "Double Black Diamond" golf course is challenging and well maintained with breathtaking scenery from every hole. The Double Black Diamond was nominated by Golf Magazine '09 as one of the best redesigns in the country!
MJ and Laurie draw inspiration from their surroundings to bring the natural world into your home. Home decor for all seasons.
Open 10am - 6pm daily. Closed Wednesdays.
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Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.