Join in the fun and frolic as we welcome the fall and the coming winter season! The Village of Ellicottville is a giant art show-craft show-curb market-festival food stands-kids rides-zillions of people fun event. Check out the attached Fall Festival flyer for times and locations.
At Holiday Valley you'll find a well supplied ski swap, chairlift rides, Mountain Shop sale, food, music, a 5K running race and a mountain bike race.
Chairlift rides are just $2 (money is donated to various causes around Ellicottville) and are available on Mardi Gras from noon to 4 PM both Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. At the top of Mardi Gras you can check out our new Mt. Top Warming Hut, enjoy the music of The Scott Celani Band on Saturday and NY2LA on Sunday, and chow down on a beer (cider too) and hot dog as you look out over the spectacular scenery and brilliant colors. More music will be playing on the deck at the Clubhouse from 3-7 PM both days - The Strangers on Saturday and Only Humen on Sunday.
The "Bargains Beyond Belief" Mountain Shop Tent Sale is located slopeside of the Clubhouse Chalet, on your way to the chairlift rides. Sale hours are Friday 4-9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM.
The Ski Swap benefits the Holiday Valley Race, Freestyle and Snowboard Teams. You're encouraged to bring in your old equipment or gently used clothing and helmets and exchange for new or used.The Swap takes place on October 9, 10 and 11 at the Creekside Lodge. Sale Hours are: Friday 4 – 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM.
If you would like to sell items, please drop them off on Friday from 4 – 8 PM or Saturday from 9 – 12 AM. Be sure to pick up any unsold items on Sunday from 3-5 PM. Unsold items will be discarded. For more information on the swap call Mike Nenno at 716-378-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5K Running Race starts at 10 AM on Saturday, with registration at 9 AM at the Clubhouse Chalet. The course starts down Holiday Valley Road to 219 south, loops around the Ellicottville school and back to Holiday Valley. Beware of the killer hill to the finish! for more information go to heartrateup.com.
The Mountain Bike Race starts at 10 AM on Sunday, with registration at 8:30 AM at the Training Center. The 5 mile route goes up (and up and up) the work road to the top of Holiday Valley then the singletrack begins across the top of the resort and down through the woods. It is a very challenging course and you can choose from 4 different divisions which range from one to 4 laps. For more information go to heartrateup.com.
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