Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a new partnership with Holiday Valley Resort by announcing their inaugural Ski the Valley event, presented by Independent Health.

While this fundraiser to benefit children and adults with disabilities features activities for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are activities available for everyone who attends. Tubing, live music, a basket raffle and a meal in a private room at the Main Lodge will be offered. Ski and snowboarding lessons and equipment rentals are also provided, making this a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the sport.

Aspire’s inaugural Ski the Valley event happens on Sunday, Feb.  9, noon to 6 p.m., at Holiday Valley Resort, The Main Lodge, 6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville, NY.

Discount lodging is available at Holiday Valley Inn and Tamarack Lodge for attendees who want to stay for the weekend or just for Sunday night. Please contact Holiday Valley for reservations at 1-800-323-0020 and mention Aspire of WNY.

Ski lift and tubing packages both include a meal ticket, or for those not planning to enjoy the slopes, meal tickets are available for separate purchase.

“We’ve had a winter event for several years at another location,” explained Michael Holley, Aspire’s vice president of development. “It’s been great to see so many families participate, and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to move the event to Western New York’s premier ski and snowboarding venue this year.”

Ticket information for Ski the Valley is available by contacting Megan Babirad, special events coordinator for Aspire at (716) 505-5514 or by email at

For pricing information, visit the Aspire of WNY website at