Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Cross Country Ski Tour at Allegany State Park

Cross Country Ski Tours at Allegany State Park
Repeats every week until Sat Feb 26 2022 .
Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 01/28/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/04/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/11/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/25/2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Cross Country Ski Tour Every Friday in January and February!

Take a ski through the woods of the Art Roscoe Ski Touring area with an ASP Naturalist. Learn about the winter landscape while getting some exercise. All levels are welcome. We will start with a small “learn to ski” clinic and tips will be provided throughout the program. Please dress for the weather and bring water and a snack.

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2022

Winter Blues in Ellicottville Singer
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 11:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 21 - 23rd during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater 2022

Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ray Evans Theater
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 9:00pm

Gowanda High School’s Thespian Society is proud to share its musical production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee live and in person at Gowanda's recently restored Historic Hollywood Theater on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2022, at 7 p.m.

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Friends of Good Music presents Merz Trio

Merz Trio
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fourth performance of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Merz Trio. Winner of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild International Competition

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Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Snowshoers
Repeats every week until Sun Jan 30 2022 .
Sat, 01/08/2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES - Winter Snowshoe Hikes- Join in as we explore the woods and various points of interest at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 5th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive snowshoe treks or hikes (even if there is no snow) on Tuesday evenings at 4:30 PM and Saturday afternoons at 11:00 AM.

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Learn to Skate at the William O. Smith Rec Center

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Olean Youth and Recreation Department will conduct “Learn To Skate” Lessons on Saturdays in January. 

The 3-lesson series takes place from 12pm-1pm on January 8, 15 and 22. 

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Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Snowshoers
Repeats every week until Sat Jan 29 2022 .
Tue, 01/04/2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/11/2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/18/2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES - Winter Snowshoe Hikes- Join in as we explore the woods and various points of interest at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 5th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive snowshoe treks or hikes (even if there is no snow) on Tuesday evenings at 4:30 PM and Saturday afternoons at 11:00 AM.

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Animal Track Identification at Lillibridge @ Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pavilion at Pfeiffer
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Identifying animal prints can be pretty easy if the snow cover is ideal for capturing a critter's fancy foot work. However if the conditions are less than perfect, identification can be deceptively challenging. 

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Frosty Fest at War Vets Park

Frosty Fest
Sat, 02/05/2022 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Frosty Fest is a new event created by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce! It will be held at War Vets Park on February 5, 2022 from 10am - 6pm and will feature loads of activities for all ages. There will be everything from snow bocce, scavenger hunt, curling, the city's largest pancake

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Rescheduled Date- Snowbounders Snow Drag Racing 2022

Snowmobilers racing
Sat, 02/05/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Snowbounders Snowmobile Club as they host Snow Drag Racing on February 5th, 2022 at Sills Family Farm.

Family fun, 50/50 raffle, and chili!

$15 entry fee, $5 general admission, Children under 12 are FREE

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The Sun of the Sheik at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Gowandas Hollywood Theater presents "The Son of the Sheik"
Sat, 02/12/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Valentino will be heating up Gowandas Hollywood Theater screen on Feb. 12th! Don't miss seeing the 'Great Lover' on the big screen with organ accompaniment by renowned theater organist Dennis James.

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Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with conductor Glen Cortese

Friends of Good Music presents BPO with Glen Cortese
Sun, 02/13/2022 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The fifth perforamce of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is the WNY Chamber Orchestra, with Conductor Glen Cortese.

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents US Air Force Snocross National 2022

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 8:30am - Sat, 02/19/2022 - 10:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam 2022

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/20/2022 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

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Free Fishing Weekend in NY!

Man teaching child to fish
Sat, 02/19/2022 (All day) - Sun, 02/20/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing weekend on February 19 - 20th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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2022 Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/26/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/27/2022 - 4:00pm

Saturday, February 26th, 2022, 9AM – 5PM
Sunday, February 27th, 2022,  9AM – 4PM

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Holiday Valley's 2022 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/26/2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 26, 2022. 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.

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Ellicottville Mardi Gras Weekend 2022

Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival 2019
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 03/13/2022 - 8:00pm

Let's end the winter season with a bang! Come down to Ellicottville and celebrate with us on the hills and in the village. We'll have lots of live entertainment and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

This event is still in the planning phase, stay tuned for more information! 

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Friends of Good Music presents The Konrad Paszkudski Trio

The Konrad Paszkudski Trio
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The sixth perforamce of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is The Konrad Paszkudski Trio.

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Rail Rider Jamboree Music Fest at Holiday Valley Resort 2022

View of Holiday Valley
Fri, 03/18/2022 - 5:00pm - Sun, 03/20/2022 - 3:00pm

The promoters of Borderland Music + Arts Festival have teamed up with Holiday Valley Resort to bring you the inaugural Rail Rider Jamboree with a weekend filled with music, skiing, snowboarding competitions, brews and so much more;  The definition of a Jamboree is "a large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one" and that is what you'll get at the Rail Rider! 

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2022

Kids on float
Fri, 11/25/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they officially light the town's holiday decorations! This festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season. Santa will be in attendance and light up thousands of lights in Lincoln Park and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration.

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2022 Jingle Bell Jubilee

Horse and Carraige Rides at the 2021 Jingle Bell Jubilee
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 10 2022 .
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri, 12/09/2022 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Check back as this event gets closer for updated information.

The Jingle Bell Jubilee is a holiday event featuring many activities and events: the holiday market, carolers, dance groups, wreath creation class, Shop Raffle Drawing, Sips of the Season, make and take craft, horse and wagon rides; an inflated snow globe for picture opps, cocoa and cookie crawl, decorate the tree contest, cookie decorating, and even a Rudolph run! Hours for the event are 4:3

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2022

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 14 2022 .
Wed, 12/07/2022 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 12/14/2022 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will wave at kids through the window of his cottage on December 7th and December 14th from 5:30-8:30 pm.

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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

Largest Private Ski Resort in North America

HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.

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