Thanks to cold weather and heavy lake effect snow, Holiday Valley in Ellicottville plans to open at least 5 slopes and 4 lifts on Saturday.
Ellicottville is one many WNY areas, especially in Southern Erie County and the Southern Tier, that received several inches of snow during the lake effect snow storm that took place this week.
For the resort town, having lots of snow and the ski slopes opening is a Christmas gift that promises to create good business and bring in crowds of people.
7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly spent the day in Ellicottville looking at the effect the snow has on residents and business.
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