“A flock of newly groomed trails, posh condo hotels, and hearty restaurants and breweries have turned a sleepy town into the Aspen of the East.”
— New York Magazine
“Ellicottville styles itself as Western New York’s alternative to Blue Mountain. The destination was recently voted the fifth best resort town in the northeast U.S. by Ski magazine and placed third for dining and après ski..”
— Toronto Star
WHEN the travel writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas visited tiny Ellicottville in New York’s westernmost corner some 50 years ago, he called it “the Aspen of the East,” a flattering comparison to a favorite Rocky Mountain town. In the decades since, the Aspen of the West became, well, Aspen, while Ellicottville stayed a quaint, rural town even as more and more outsiders discovered the wonders of its winters.