Enjoy the last week of the month in Ellicottville! January is full of cold temps and lots of snow calling you to the slopes!

Enjoy some of the new improvements at Holiday Valley, like the Magic Carpet on Slippery Streets, the new Cindy’s Warming Hut, the Mistletoe Lean-To and the two new slopes (Boomerang and Shamrock) toward the bottom of Northwind.

January is National Learn a Snowsport Month. As in years past, Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults (those ages 12 and up) in January. All month long, Learn to Ski or Ride packages (which include a rental, beginner lift ticket and lesson) are half off. The Bring a Friend deal will give your friend half off the Learn to Ski or Ride package and you get a voucher for half off your lift ticket on your next visit. Or, if you stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley Sunday-Thursday, you can get a free Learn to Ski or Ride package.

At HoliMont, in January only, they are offering their Learn to Ski, Snowboard or Telemark special during the week for $85, which includes an hour and a half beginner lesson with lift ticket, lesson and basic equipment rental. (Bring a friend for same lesson for free.) Weekend (must be signed in as a guest at HoliMont) Learn to Ski, Snowboard or Telemark Private Lesson for $135. Includes hour and a half lesson with basic rental. (Bring a friend for same lesson for free.)

For those looking for a break from the downhill, head to the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster in the Tannenbaum area, or take the free shuttle to the Holiday Valley Tubing Company, where up to 22 lanes of tubing fun await.

Cross country skiers and snowshoers can also find numerous trails, and even rentals, at Holiday Valley.

This weekend, Jan. 27-28, check out the USASA Boardercross Weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The weekend consists of four USASA Boardercross events, and will be held on Moonshadow course.

What are you waiting for? January is full of outdoor winter fun for everyone!