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Holiday Valley Ski Resort is Open!

Holiday Valley's open 2019
Tue, 12/03/2019 - 8:30am - Sun, 12/22/2019 - 9:00pm

It's official!  Holiday Valley snowmakers have been hard at work, and Mother Nature has been on board and Holiday Valley is now open for the 62nd season! 

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Christmas in Gowanda 2019

Christmas in Gowanda 2019
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 4:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration.  Come help us start off the holiday season downtown with local merchants, train rides all day, Santa Snowflake Pet Walk, Annual tree lighting ceremony, Holiday Spirit Parade and a festive atmosphere for the whole family.

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Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course NYS
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders.  Presented by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, the class will be held on Saturday, Dec 7th at 9am at the Ischua Valley Country Club.  You can call Dave at 716-373-3316 to sign up and get more info on the

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Forest Bathing and Moving Meditation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Snow at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as "taking in the forest atmosphere" or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for the second seasonal offering on Saturday December 7th from 2-3pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center.

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Consumer Demo Day at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley Lodge at night
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Demo Day returns!  This is a great chance to try this year's equipment on snow before you buy - for FREE!  The industry's best brands will be on-hand for a FREE consumer demo. Try it, test it, rip it, then head to one of Ellicottville's shops (who will also be there) to buy it.

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Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course NYS
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:00pm

Another option for your children to attend a youth snowmobile safety course!  This is a Free Snowmobile Safety Course, and is required for youth riders.  Presented by the Elibomwons Snowmobile Club in the Randolph Area, the class will be held on Tuesday Dec 17th AND Wednesday Dec 18th at the Randolph Fire Hall.  Eac

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Snowmobile Season Begins!

Snowmobile Season in Cattaraugus County
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 12:01am - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 4:00pm

The season begins December 18, the day after hunting season ends....providing that there is snow!  Regardless, you know we will be getting snow at some point, so plan ahead!  Get your map, register your sled, and plan for a weekend stay to enjoy our 450 miles of trails!  Call 1-800-331-0543 for your FREE map!  Brochures can be requested Read more

12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 6:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 4:00pm

Through the generosity of the community businesses and organizations listed below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department is offering free admission for public ice skating the following dates and times.  There is a $2.00 skate rental fee.

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Holiday Valley's 2019/2020 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 9:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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5th Annual New Year’s Day Hike For Your Health at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Day Hike 2020 at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette Van Kleeff.  Looking for a great way to enjoy nature and the benefits of some outdoor exercise?  Then join us on our 5th annual winter’s day hike at Pfeiffer Nature Center!

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2020

First Day Hike at Allegany State Park
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area. The Environmental Education Department will determine the hikes locations. 

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Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park

Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park
Repeats every day on January, February, March every Tuesday until Tue Mar 17 2020 .
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/03/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES - 4:30 PM- Join us every Tuesday evening at 4:30 PM for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 7th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive snowshoe treks (snow dependent) or hikes if there is not enough snow. Witness a breathtaking winter sunset at Stone Tower, visit a secret beaver pond or hike along a creek.

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Holiday Valley's Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

Skiers at Holiday Valley
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 8:00am - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:00pm

Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 7th annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, 2020 led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors.

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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.

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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2019
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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2020 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 8:30am - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 5:00pm

The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on their new dates of June 5th-7th

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2020 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge

2017 Winners - Bysiek CPA, PLLC
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Come join in a 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk at Jamestown Community College in Olean from 4:30 to 8:30 on June 21!

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2020 Chamber Golf Classic

Golfers enjoying the Barltett Course
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

The Classic features corporate and community teams playing for bragging rights and the traveling trophy. This scramble format golf tourney features a 2 putt rule, no handicaps, no mulligans and a putting contest.

For tickets and more information, please call 716-372-4433.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

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.

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