The Allegheny National Forest Region in McKean County, Pennsylvania is where you go to find snow. With Pennsylvania’s state record of the most annual snowfall and the coldest temperatures, McKean County is a cold weather champion. Located just 30 minutes south of Ellicottville, NY and 90 minutes from Buffalo or Erie, we invite you to visit. During winter, every day is a snow day!
It’s good to be back in Ellicottville! What’s great about Adventure Bound onthefly is that we’re going to appeal to such a broad range of people. There’s that aspirational, outdoor/lifestyle theme that people look for and a lot of people resonate with. When a family comes in, we want to be able to offer something for everyone.
So many awesome things going down this year. The one we’re most excited about is the opening of a 2nd storefront location called The Boardroom on Main, right in the heart of the Village of Ellicottville. We partnered with John Rounds (who opened Adventure Bound onthefly) and took the downstairs of the old Kazoo II building.
We are very excited for Icelantic’s brand new ski for this year – the Pioneer! This is Icelantic’s true all-mountain ski: it is lightweight with camber underfoot and a tapered early rise tip and tail. The Pioneer will easily perform in all conditions!
We are entering our 16th year this season, and we couldn't be more excited for what winter has to offer! Being open year round has its benefits, but the biggest joy we get is switching from summer to winter. Getting out all the new product is like Christmas!
Our bangin’ boards of this season will be the Burton Process Centerfold line-up. These boards are surely to make ‘em drool with the latest in pinup-worthy freestyle performance. Twin shape, camber profile and some sensual top graphics make for one of the most enjoyable rides of the season.
Both Farmer’s Almanacs are predicting an even colder ski season than the past two winters here in WNY! So … in addition to buying warmer ski gear, turn up the heat in your internal furnace with Botanical Medicine. Herbs, categorized according to their medicinal properties, can have warming effects on the body.
One of the more popular festivals in the Western New York area not to be missed: the Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival, happening Nov. 6-7. If you’ve never attended or heard of this incredible event, allow us to 'pour on’ the details so you know what’s ‘on tap'…
This Halloween costume themed race is truly fun for all levels of participants, whether you’re an avid marathoner or casual jogger. Costumes are encouraged, but certainly not mandatory, making this an enjoyable spectator event for those lining the start / finish area in downtown Ellicottville.
No one really wants to let the last days of warm weather slip out of their hands and be lost to winter's cold grasp. Late fall still offers much to do here with celebrations of Halloween, shopping opportunities to get you started for the Christmas season and plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors, regardless of the weather.