Ellicottville, N.Y. - The cold and snowy November weather combined with Holiday Valley’s powerhouse snowmaking system will allow the resort to open for the 2013-14 winter season on Friday, November 29, 2013. 5 quad chairlifts and a handle tow will operate from 9:00AM to 10:00PM. We anticipate 11 or more trails will be open with terrain available for beginners through advanced skiers and snowboarders. The snow base depth is up to 10-25 inches and increasing daily. 6 inches of natural snow has fallen since Saturday, November 23, 2013. Lift tickets on Friday will be $53 for adults age 12 and up, $42 for juniors ages 7-11 and tickets are free up to age 6. This special opening pricing will be available through the Weekend. A four hour ticket is also available on Saturday. Read more »
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Find Unique Holiday Shopping on NY-PA National Scenic Byway: A Great Lakes Seaway Trail Top 11 Shopping Sampler
Great Lakes Seaway Trail, NY-PA - As the year-end holiday frenzy begins, shoppers can find unique artisanal and mainstream buying experiences along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway that parallels the freshwater shoreline in New York and Pennsylvania.
The top 11 shopping destinations suggested by tourism representatives of the 518-mile-long byway follow, moving from west to east along the route that includes the Erie PA Bayfront, Niagara Falls, Rochester and the 1000 Islands. Read more »
Chautauqua, N.Y. - Chautauqua County in western New York sits directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white and the winter season becomes a frozen crystal wonderland. This pocket of precipitation is precisely why winter is a perfect time to plan a visit.
With annual snowfall that rivals Colorado ski towns, western New York offers plenty of opportunity for downhill snow sports. Near Findley Lake, the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa provides an excellent backdrop for true beginners all the way to expert level skiers and snowboarders with 27 slopes, eight chairlifts, three progression terrain parks and a half pipe. There is a tubing area and trails for cross country skiing. The instructors at Peek’n Peak’s Snow Sports School are professionally trained and the lodges, dining rooms, pool and spa are welcome amenities after a day on the slopes. Read more »
Natural history and Amish culture are just two of the regional gems highlighted during the Colors of Chautauqua fall learning festival in Chautauqua County, NY. Additional creative, culinary, and just-for-fun workshops are offered through November.
Chautauqua, N.Y. - Fall foliage and harvest season set a colorful and vibrant scene for vacation and lifelong learning in Western New York. Now in its second year, the Colors of Chautauqua fall learning festival honors the rich natural and cultural heritage of the region with educational tours, culinary and craft workshops, and entertaining experiences.
Inspired by special places featured in the Natural History Atlas of the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will offer a Natural Adventure Tour on October 26th and celebrate the natural rhythm of life in the Chautauqua region. Exploring the area around Chautauqua Lake, participants will observe birds stopping to feed and rest during their annual epic journey from High Arctic breeding grounds to wintering grounds on the East Coast. Read more »
Chautauqua, N.Y. - The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau in western New York State is preparing to celebrate the fall season with the second annual Colors of Chautauqua learning festival. In a nod to its brand, the World’s Learning Center, the schedule highlights vacation learning opportunities happening throughout the county from Labor Day through November including a Quilting Festival at Chautauqua Institution, historic cemetery tours with costumed guides in Jamestown and Fredonia, and workshops in subjects ranging from brewing to the game of Bridge.
The schedule includes dozens of workshops that enhance the visitor’s experience and compliment a strong line-up of fall festivals honoring Chautauqua’s agricultural heritage. Read more »
Ellicottville, N.Y. - A Grand Opening Celebration of the Climbing Forest at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 at 10AM. Brief remarks and climbing demonstrations will take place at that time, along with a champagne toast.
The Climbing Forest is the only one of its kind in the US. It was designed by Franz Muller of Monkey Hardware, a German company and Bahman Azarm of Outdoor Ventures. Outdoor Ventures is also the designer of Sky High Aerial Park. Read more »
Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - The 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine is packed with ideas for exploring the 518-mile National Scenic Byway that hugs the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania. The leisure driving and boating route spans five distinct areas along the coastline: the Erie Bayfront and Presque Isle in Pennsylvania, the Western NY Lake Erie metropolitan hub of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, the expansive Lake Ontario shoreline and its centerpiece at Rochester, the recreation-rich Eastern Lake Ontario waterfront, and the international 1000 Islands-St. Lawrence Seaway. Read more »