Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.
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.
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.
Saturday, February 26th, 2022, 9AM – 5PMSunday, February 27th, 2022, 9AM – 4PM
Check back as the event gets closer for an update.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.