+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Holiday Valley, Ellicottville NY thread

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member ptimkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ellicottville, NY
    Posts
    74

    Holiday Valley, Ellicottville NY thread

    My name is Peter Timkey and this is my first year running the NASTAR program at Holiday Valley. Anybody here ski the Valley? I welcome your comments and suggestions. I have worked at the ski area for 24 years but NASTAR is still one department I have not worked in yet, until now. The area has asked me to give NASTAR some new life and excitment, so let's get this party started!!! PT

    From time to time I will edit this lead post. General Information only.

    Hours of operation is every day from 12:30-4:00 PM except Wednsdays we are upen until 7:30 PM. CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays, (open Dec 27 and 28th). Closed dates are posted below. Please call me direct for updates.

    Peter Timkey
    Home 716-599-2475
    Cell 716-664-1072
    Holiday Valley 716-699-2345 ext 4414 or ask for NASTAR finish.

    Here are some dates that Nastar is CLOSED:
    Jan 8&9 (SAT SUN) Cleveland Metro (closed)
    Feb 13th (SUN) Mountain Dew Challenge (open)
    March 5th (SAT) Cleveland Metro (closed)
    March 19th (sAT) Gun's and Hoses (open to snowmakers)



    I want to be avalible 24/7 for NASTAR updates, don't be afraid to call me personally. This is our thread and I promise to update it nearly every day. SIRIUS racrs call always skip the ski area and talk to Uncle Pete direct. Are you IN???????
    You are going to want click here http://www.holidayvalley.com/

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Where its too warm and flat :(
    Posts
    1,091
    And with a PA everyone who is not racing loves to hear how people are doing...So if you could get an annoucer...Just saying stuff like blank is ripping down the hill, ohhh hes in the backseat, oo he recovered...blah blah..that is GREAT.

    I know Bearcreek does that every once in a while..Good stuff :lol:
    www.Paskiandride.com/
    ^^Check it out^^

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    248
    If you can announce status/changes on your website, it helps enormously. Some mountains will confirm that NASTAR is ON that day, or post that it has been cancelled. Reliable info of this type is important since many of us travel a long way for NASTAR.

    Maybe we will see you there... :lol:
    SkiMumster
    Faster...

  4. #4
    Member ptimkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ellicottville, NY
    Posts
    74
    Munster, you are so right about dates being cancelable without notice. That is going to change here and now. Please let me update racers on certain HV race dates.

    Here area few events during the season that takes up not only our NASTAR hill but ever race hill available. Let me give you some dates when NASTAR will not be in operation:

    Jan 8&9 (SAT SUN) Cleveland Metro (closed)
    Feb 13th (SUN) Mountain Dew Challenge (open)
    March 5th (SAT) Cleveland Metro (closed)
    March 19th (sAT) Gun's and Hoses (open to snowmakers)

    There may be more dates announcer later, I will update this post whenever a change occurs. We never like to close the course but some events are HUGE here at Holiday Valley. The Gun's and Hoses race (3/19) encourages snowmakers from ANY ski area to compete. CALLING ALL NORTHEAST SKI AREA SNOWMAKER, this is the largest event of it's kind.

    Please feel free to call ahead (716) 699-2345 or check www.holidayvalley.com
    You are going to want click here http://www.holidayvalley.com/

  5. #5
    Member ptimkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ellicottville, NY
    Posts
    74
    Holiday Valley racers will be in for a new treat this year. Our PA/music is going turbo! 1.2 gigawatts, Sirius radio and HV broadcast . Nastar regulars are asked to visit the new sound booth and do interviews, ect..... REQUESTS for a song NP!!!!!! Anybody is welcome to stop by my "race shack" just don't cross my finish $#$$^%^%%#$# PS we miss you Campbell "soup" Dawson.
    .
    Uncle Pete
    You are going to want click here http://www.holidayvalley.com/

  6. #6
    Administrator JTBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,417

    Re: Holiday Valley, Ellicottville NY thread

    Originally posted by ptimkey
    My name is Peter Timkey and this is my first year running the NASTAR program at Holiday Valley.  Anybody here ski the Valley?  I welcome your comments and suggestions.  I have worked at the ski area for 24 years but NASTAR is still one department I have not worked in yet, until now.  The area has asked to to give NASTAR some new life and excitment, so let's get this party started!!!    PT
    Welcome Uncle Pete!!


    Glad you could join us!!

    The Bear 8)
    <img src=http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL425/637370/22527991/376059857.jpg border=0 alt= />
    Carve Diem!! Charge The Course!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    346
    I try and get up to the Valley at least a couple of times during the season. I've been racing Nastar for quite a few years (I think Miller Lite was the sponsor when I won my first metal maybe in 90 or 91 and Bob Beattie (SP?) used to be the spokes person back then.

    I know I appreciate the list of dates that the course would not be opened. I knew about CMSC race dates. I did not know you had the Mountain Dew Race this year.

    A couple of comments that I would make about the Nastar course. The finish on more than 1 ocassion has been a problem. You come down through the course and either have persons stopped at the bottom or skiing across from the hill to the left of Cindy's Run (going down the course Foxfire?) and it can be hard to avoid these skiers. This is also starting into the slow skier's area, but you can't just start a hockey stop just past the finish line. More fencing at the bottom continued down towards the run out to the lift would help. Race in progress signs help but a closed off course is much safer for all on a busy weekend.

    It would be nice to have a little longer course that would be closer to 20 seconds par time since Nastar would like 23 seconds average (but I would not advocate moving the start much higher than it is presently). Your pacesetter has had a high handicap compared to some of the other resorts nearby. Sounds like there is a new pacesetter for this year (Campbell is gone?) Did your pacesetter attend the regionals at Hunter Mtn?

    Anouncing the time and the improvement needed (if any to get or move up to a higher metal) at the finish shack is always nice. I do not like to have to ask back up at the top. It also is nice to be able to stop at a desk after the end of the day to get a metal that you may have not picked up at the starting area during the race hours of operation.

    As others have stated, fair and consistent pacesetting results is a must, you never want to wonder if the par time is a made up number (because their was not a pacesetter or the pacesetter did not run the course that day).

    Ready for opening this week? When will Nastar get started up at HV for this season? Get the web site to anounce the opening weekend.

    Good luck in your new position and duties.

  8. #8
    Member ptimkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ellicottville, NY
    Posts
    74

    HV update

    Thanks for your input RShea, I have printed out your post and will bring it to the next meeting. Some items I can answer right now.

    Last weekend Dom Yantamasi and Cal Baker went to Hunter, Ill update you after I meet with them this weekend. Cambell "Soup" Dawson will still be around. He is now bar manager at the DEPOT so stop in and say Hi.

    The Valley opened Thursday with great hardpack surface, looks like the first race will be December 26th but hope to go even sooner if possible.

    We will increase the amount of fence at the top and bottom. I know exactly what you mean about traffic in those areas. The course will remain the same for this year but we are told to watch for huge improvements for next season. Uncle Pete
    You are going to want click here http://www.holidayvalley.com/

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Where its too warm and flat :(
    Posts
    1,091
    Hmm and if you have the people, Try to slip the course every once in a while, cause well its just nicer :wink: And if there is a lift over it, try to make sure no 'crap' (water bottles, trash, etc) ends up on the course, cause thats just well no good :evil:

    Later,

    SkiDude 8)
    www.Paskiandride.com/
    ^^Check it out^^

  10. #10
    Member ptimkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ellicottville, NY
    Posts
    74

    HV

    Thanks skidude, you just gave me a great idea. If I play your requested song on our new PA, you must slip one time. My nephew Spencer already requested Linkin Park and The Hives (he owes me two slips). Uncle Pete
    You are going to want click here http://www.holidayvalley.com/

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Holiday Valley NY 2009-10
    By ptimkey in forum NASTAR Jobs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2009, 03:43 PM
  2. Holiday Valley 2008-09
    By ptimkey in forum Resorts
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-25-2008, 03:50 AM
  3. Holiday Valley results for Dec. 22
    By ptimkey in forum Results and Rankings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-23-2007, 03:16 AM
  4. E'ville NY and Holiday Valley 08
    By ptimkey in forum Resorts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2007, 11:51 PM
  5. 2008 @ Holiday Valley
    By ptimkey in forum NASTAR Jobs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-17-2007, 11:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts