Winter Carnival

March 9-10, 2019

It's the biggest winter event of the season with fun activities and events for the whole family. Highlights include the Snowbar at Yodeler with music and fun, the Village Parade in Ellicottville on Saturday night, the costume parade on Sunday where the winner gets a season pass for next year, and everyone's favorite, the Dummy Downhill! 

Attention Holiday Valley Costume Parade entrants...we encourage you to wear your costume and join in the Village Parade on Saturday at 6:30 PM. For information call the Chamber at 716-699-5046. It's FREE to enter and so much fun!

Carnival Schedule

 Saturday, March 9 

TIME EVENT
9 AM Ski Patrol Pancake Breakfast, top of Champagne Warming Hut
 10-5:00 Safety Patrol Cookout, base of Yodeler
11-3:00 Bar Hang Contest at Snowbar
11-4:30 Snowbar & Lawn Games, base of Yodeler
11:30 Hot Dog Cookout, Creekside
11:30-2:00 Facepainting
Noon-1:00 Snow Kayak Race, bottom of Cindy's
Noon-2:00 Facepainting at Creekside
12:30-3:30 Check Your Speed Radar on Foxfire
1:00 Obstacle Race, School Haus
1-3:00  Tubing, base of Mardi Gras
1:45 Kids' Candy Hunt at Creekside
3:00  Ski Patrol Toboggan Obstacle Course, lower Yodeler
 3-7:00 Mo Porter Band at the Yodeler Lodge
6:30 Mardi Gras Parade, Village of Ellicottville.

 Sunday, March 10 

 9:00 til gone  Ski Patrol Pancake Breakfast, top of Champagne Warming Hut
 10-5:00 Safety Patrol Cookout, base of Yodeler
11-3:00 Bar Hang Contest at Snowbar, base of Yodeler
11-4:30 Snowbar & Lawn Games, base of Yodeler
 11:45 Line up for Costume Parade, Edelweiss Lean-to on Mardi Gras
Noon Costume Parade down Mardi Gras, judging at bottom
Noon Lederhosen Ski Club hot dog cookout, Ellicottville Ski Club wine and cheese slopeside Holiday Valley Lodge
12:30-3:30 Check Your Speed Radar on Foxfire
1-3:00 Tubing, base of Mardi Gras
2:30 Dummy Downhill, Yodeler. $5 entry. Prizes for best design, big air and best crash.
3:00 Mercy Flight Raffle drawing
 3-6:00 Stick Tights Band in Yodeler Lodge

 Ski Patrol Food Drive

Benefits the Ellicottville Food Pantry. Donate at Tops Market on March 8 and 9, or bring your donation to the Village Parade or drop off at Guest Services at Holiday Valley.