ERA Team VP Real Estate Agent Awards

ERA Team VP Real Estate of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania recently presented awards for 2012 production at their annual Agent Awards Luncheon held in Ellicottville, New York.  Sales associates were recognized from all office locations, which include Chautauqua, Lakewood, Bemus Point, Fredonia, Ellicottville and Cuba in New York and Warren and Bradford in Pennsylvania.

Sales Associates received awards for their 2012 sales production and total number of closed transactions in comparison to their ERA Team VP Real Estate colleagues.  The following sales associates were recognized for their achievements.

Karen Goodell was #1 in sales production and tied for #3 in closed transactions in the Chautauqua Office, while she ranked #2 in sales production for the entire firm, which includes all office locations.  Jane Grice was #2 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Chautauqua Office, while she ranked #3 in sales production and #4 in closed transactions for the entire firm.  Dale Sandberg was #1 in closed transactions and #3 in sales production in the Chautauqua Office, while he ranked #2 in closed transactions and #5 in sales production for the entire firm.  Wayne Weaver tied for #3 in closed transactions for the Chautauqua Office.

Stacy Stalter was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.  William and Judy Anderson were #2 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.  Heidi Seddon was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.

Cathy Pritchard was #1 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in sales production and #5 in closed transactions for the entire firm, which includes all office locations.  Tina Dillon was #1 in closed transactions and #2 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in closed transactions and #4 in sales production for the entire firm.  Ciji Riley was #2 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #3 in closed transactions for the entire firm.  Melanie Pritchard was #3 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office.

Paul Conklin was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Linda Simons was #2 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Bill Shuler was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.

Joe Whipp was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Warren, Pennsylvania Office.  Stephanie Mathyer was #2 in sales production for the Warren Office.  John McGarry was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Warren Office.  Lori Nuhfer was #3 in closed transactions for the Warren Office.

Jim Anderson was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Bradford Office.  Tammy Bizzak was #2 in sales production for the Bradford Office.  Fred Pysher was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Bradford Office.  Mark Goebl was #3 in closed transactions for the Bradford Office.

The ERA Team VP Real Estate Rookie of the Year Award was received by Debbie Rowe, the highest producing agent new to ERA Team VP Real Estate in 2012.  Dale Sandberg and Ciji Riley were also recognized as the ERA Team VP Most Improved Agents for 2012.  Dale’s 2012 sales production was a 127% increase over his 2011 sales production.  Ciji’s 2012 sales production was a 292% increase over her 2011 sales production.

“Through their dedication, these professionals lead our local real estate market by providing each client the most comprehensive products and services,” remarked Bill Soffel, Broker/CEO of ERA Team VP Real Estate. “Our top producers truly embody the ERA core values of innovation, collaboration and superior service and exemplify ERA Team VP’s commitment to hard work and customer satisfaction.”

Since joining ERA in 2004, ERA Team VP has seen significant growth, both as a result of the agents’ use of ERA systems and tools, and through a series of mergers/acquisitions.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit www.erateamvp.com or call one of the main Western New York office locations: (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (716) 672-7990 Fredonia; (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (585) 968-2113 Cuba.

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival! Discounted Tickets & Rentals!

We are excited to announce that Gretchen Wilson and Creedance Clearwater Revisited will headline this year’s Ellicottville Summer Music Festival: July 5 – July 7, 2013.  Tickets for both of these events are being offered online with no service fee ($5.00 saving per ticket) until Midnight April 14. Visit: www.ellicottvilleny.com.

This is a great opportunity to save some money and also a reminder to book your lodging now as we are sure to sell out!

Team VP is offering some great Ellicottville Summer Rental Promotions!  Take advantage of the Summer Music Festival ticket discounts now, and book one of our properties for your weekend stay!  Come enjoy the beautiful Summer Season in Ellicottville:

#1: Rent 2 nights at 24 HoliMont Ave. and receive the 3rd night FREE!

24 HoliMont Avenue, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen and cozy fireplace! 2 master bedrooms with king beds!

#2: RENT 2 NIGHTS AT 33 Washington AND RECEIVE THE NEXT 2 NIGHTS FREE!

33 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3 bath Village home, sleeps 9. Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, front porch & small deck!

#3: RENT 2 NIGHTS AT 29 Monroe Street AND RECEIVE THE 3RD NIGHT FREE!

29 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3 bath home sleeps 10. Right in the heart of Ellicottville. Lots of upgrades & renovations!

Call (716) 699-4800 to plan your summer stay!

Visit www.ellicottville.com for more information & online booking.

ERA Team VP Real Estate Honored with National Awards

Chautauqua, NY / Ellicottville,  NY (Grassroots Newswire) 4/17/2012 – 16 members of ERA Team VP Real Estate attended the 2012 ERA® International Business Conference (March 14-17, 2012) in New Orleans, La. While in attendance at the International Business Conference local real estate broker Bill Soffel was recognized as one of the nation’s top ERA® brokers by global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems LLC. Soffel accepted the President’s Circle designation for superior performance on behalf of ERA Team VP Real Estate.

Some Members of ERA Team VP Real Estate in New Orleans

The President’s Circle is an elite group of ERA companies across the nation that rank among the Top 50 (“Gold Level”), Top 100 (“Silver Level”), or Top 200 (“Bronze Level”) in either number of residential sales completed or total amount of completed sales in the ERA network. These companies set the standard for both ERA Real Estate and the industry as a whole. ERA Team VP Real Estate was named to the Gold Level.

“This is an excellent example, for our brokers and the entire real estate industry, of what can be accomplished through innovative thinking and close attention to customers’ needs, regardless of market conditions,” said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer, ERA Franchise Systems LLC. “Bill’s achievement is a testament to his unwavering commitment to ERA’s core values of innovation, collaboration and superior service as well as his impressive business acumen and deep knowledge of this market – all of which are invaluable assets to homebuyers and sellers in Western New York.”

Individual Associates of ERA Team VP Real Estate were honored as well. Tina Dillon and Cathy Pritchard of ERA Team VP Real Estate in Ellicottville, NY were each awarded a Leaders’ Circle designation by ERA Franchise Systems LLC. This designation recognizes the ERA network’s top producers for excellence in real estate sales.

Tina Dillon
Cathy Pritchard

To qualify for the Leaders’ Circle designation, ERA sales associates or selling-brokers must have achieved 65 total closed units or $200,000 in adjusted gross commission (AGC) in 2011.

Jane Grice and Karen Goodell of ERA Team VP Real Estate in Chautauqua, NY as well as Melanie Pritchard and Amy DeTine of ERA Team VP Real Estate in Ellicottville, NY were each awarded a Beyond Excellence designation by ERA Franchise Systems LLC. This designation also recognizes the ERA network’s top producers for excellence in real estate sales.

Jane Grice

 

Karen Goodell

 

Melanie Pritchard

 

Amy DeTine

 

To qualify for the Beyond Excellence designation, ERA sales associates or selling-brokers must have achieved 45 total closed units or $100,000 in adjusted gross commission (AGC) in 2011.

“An unparalleled commitment to service has clearly contributed to the successes of both Jane Grice and Karen Goodell and I am pleased to congratulate each of them on this impressive accomplishment,” said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer of ERA Franchise Systems LLC.

ERA Team VP Real Estate’s Office Coordinator, Anne Walters, was also honored during the ERA International Business Conference.  Anne was named a top 3 finalist for the ERA Office Coordinator of the Year Award by ERA Franchise Systems LLC, in recognition of her local and national contributions. Bill Soffel, Broker/Owner of ERA Team VP Real Estate, nominated Anne Walters for this award because of the role she has played in the company’s success. “Anne has been with my organization since 2002, and has been instrumental in the successful coordination of our real estate sales division as we have navigated through both good and poor market conditions, through the rapid changes within the real estate industry, and most importantly, through all of the change and growth that is part and parcel to the transition from an independent company to a franchise company,” said Soffel.

Anne Walters

Since joining ERA in 2004, ERA Team VP has seen significant growth, both as a result of the agents’ use of ERA systems and tools, and through a series of mergers/acquisitions.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit www.myteamvp.com or call one of the main office locations: (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (585) 968-2113 Cuba.

Ellicottville Real Estate Firm Focused on Growth Adds 2 New Associates

[ELLICOTTVILLE, NY] (12/27/2011) — ERA Team VP Real Estate recently announced the addition of Christy Wiser and Wendy O’Neil to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Ellicottville area and Southern Tier of Western New York.

Christy Wiser has been an assistant to Tina Dillon (Licensed Salesperson with ERA Team VP and a top producer in Ellicottville) for over 3 years, which gives her a strong foundation to begin building her own business in real estate.  Now that Christy is a fully licensed Real Estate Salesperson with ERA Team VP she will continue to work as a team with Tina Dillon.

Christy Wiser

 

Wendy O’Neil joins ERA Team VP with over 20 years of experience in residential, recreational and commercial real estate experience in the Ellicottville, Salamanca and Cattaraugus County areas.  She has consistently proven to be a top Realtor in the Ellicottville Area Real Estate market.

Wendy O'Neil

 

“In today’s market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal,” said Bill Soffel, Broker/Owner of ERA Team VP Real Estate.  “Unwavering commitment to clients has been critical to the success of both Christy and Wendy, and ERA Team VP’s culture of collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing combined with our reputation for superior service will not only enhance their careers, it will enhance the experience of their clients as well,” said Soffel. “We are thrilled to have professionals of Christy and Wendy’s caliber join our firm.”

As part of ERA Team VP Real Estate, both Christy Wiser and Wendy O’Neil will be able to offer homebuyers and sellers a wide variety of innovative and market-relevant products and services, such as the ERA® Sellers Security® Plan and the ERA® Gold Star Property program, as well as robust online marketing programs, extensive listings distribution partners, and related services including mortgage, title and home warranty.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit www.myteamvp.com or call one of the main office locations: (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (585) 968-2113 Cuba.

ALS Association Adds Soffel to National Board of Trustees

ERA Team VP Real Estate president/CEO William Soffel is now a member of the National Board of Trustees of The ALS Association. He joined in the fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, due to his paternal grandmother Anna Jane Soffel’s battle with the disease for three years.

”I’ve seen firsthand how devastating this disease is for the patient and the family,” Soffel said of his personal experiences.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative muscular; people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease usually have a survival rate of two to five years from their diagnoses.

In 2010, the ALS Association appointed Soffel to the board and he founded a charity golf tournament named ”Agents of Hope,” which raised $15,000 to increase awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease and funds for research and patient services. He was formally elected to the board at The Association’s annual leadership summit in January 2011.

As a national trustee, Soffel looks forward to having the opportunity to participate in the efforts to help find a cure for ALS, and he is excited to follow in his father Andy Soffel’s footsteps, who served as a national trustee in the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

Soffel has worked at ERA Team VP Real Estate for 20 years. The Chautauqua, New York, based firm specializes in resort and residential real estate sales, management and development. In 2010, Soffel’s business was a finalist for the Gene Francis Award as a Top Five ERA Company on a national level.

A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Soffel received his B.S. in business and marketing. hybrid cloud . He lives in Bemus Point, New York, with his wife Kari and their five children.

In addition to serving on The Association’s National Board of Trustees, Soffel serves on the boards of the Jamestown YMCA, Jamestown Business College and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.

For more information about The ALS Association, visit our www.alsa.org or call 800-782-4747.

ERA Team VP Agent Awards Luncheon

On Tuesday, March 8th, ERA Team VP Real Estate hosted an Agent Awards Luncheon at the Ellicottville Inn in Ellicottville, NY.  Realtors® from all ERA Team VP offices were present representing Ellicottville, Chautauqua County and all surrounding areas of the Southern Tier of New York State!  ERA Team VP Realtors received awards in various categories based on their hard work and production in 2010.

Some of our Award Winners - pictured in front of the Ellicottville Inn

Congratulations to all of the Realtors of ERA Team VP Real Estate.  Everyone worked hard to build and strengthen their businesses and we are looking forward to an even more successful and prosperous 2011!  We’re already off to a great start!

Check out this video for some of the highlights from the awards luncheon:
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Here are our award winners recognized at the Agent Awards Luncheon:

Team Pritchard (Cathy & Melanie Pritchard) – Team Category
#1 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 New Listings (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)

Karen Goodell
#1 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Tina Dillon
#1 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 New Listings (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#3 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#1 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)

Jane Grice
#2 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)

Mary Beth Holt
#2  Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#3 New Listings (Company Overall)
#1 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)
#2 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)

Linda Wolfe
#2 New Listings (Company Overall)
#1 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Jeff Fellows
#3 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)

Greg Spako
#3 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Dale Sandberg
#4 New Listings (Company Overall)
#3 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Amy DeTine
#4 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#5 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#3 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#3 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Wayne Reimondo
#5 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#3 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)

Andree McRae
#5 New Listings (Company Overall)
#2 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)
#5 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#5 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)

Sandy Goode
#3 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#5 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Becky Colburn
#4 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)

Wayne Weaver
#4 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Special Awards:
Most Improved (at least doubled their production from the previous year)
Dale Sandberg (Chautauqua County Office)
Sandy Goode (Ellicottville Office)

Rookie of the Year (based on production of newest agents to the company)
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Ellicottville Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration!

Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 come to Ellicottville, NY for the FUN and crazy Mardi Gras Parade in the village and Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley!  This is a great weekend filled with events for the entire family!  The Mardi Gras Parade will occur at 6:30 right in the village!  Other fun events include music, contests, food & lots of costumes!  Click here for the full weekend schedule!  This is a weekend you don’t want to miss.  Look how much fun all of the Realtors® and staff at ERA Team VP have had at past Mardi Gras weekends in Ellicottville!

Dave and Bill of Team VP, ready to join the Mardi Gras Parade!
ERA Team VP marching down Washington Street!

This is a weekend you don’t want to miss!  If you’d like to rent a condo or chalet in Ellicottville for the weekend to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends, call Team VP at (716) 699-4800 and a reservationist will be more than happy to help you plan your weekend getaway!  Check out our WEBSITE to browse all of our rental properties online… you can even book your reservation ONLINE… how easy is that?

Here is a sneak peek at some of our rental properties available for Mardi Gras weekend in Ellicottville:

2 Alpine Meadows TownHomes (#31 & #42) – sleep 8 or 9 guests.  Walk to the slopes at Holiday Valley!  Easy access to the Village of Ellicottville!
Click HERE to learn more about these properties

Casa Amici – sleeps 12 guests.  Stunning NEW built chalet with all of the luxurious amenities you could hope for, including a hot tub!  Views of the Yodeler Lodge & ski lift at Holiday Valley! 
Click HERE to learn more!

 

We also have some village homes available for rent!  Call us today to find out how we can help you! (716) 699-4800

This Weekend in Ellicottville & Surrounding Areas!

This Valentine’s Day Weekend a lot of fun winter events are occuring in Ellicottville, NY and the surrounding communities!  We still have a lot of snow, so instead of feeling the winter blues, go outside and take advantage of some of these great adventures!  You may be wondering, what is there to do in the Ellicottville area besides ski? …. Well find out below!

Sleigh Rides – The Crosspatch Horse Ranch in Salamanca, NY is offering sleigh rides through February 26th (weather permitting).  Take your Valentine, or you whole family on a sleigh ride and enjoy the snow in this beautiful area!  Call the Crosspatch Horse Ranch 716-938-6313 for more information.

Girls Night Out – Chocolate Indulgence – Pamper yourself, or treat your Valentine to this great event! On February 11 and February 18, L’image Salon and Spa in Allegany, NY will be hosting Girls Night Out – 3-6pm or 6-9pm.  Choose two spa services for $20. Call the salon 716-373-6414 for reservations.  FREE hors d’oeuvres, (chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate) wine & non-alcoholic beverages.

Boarding for Breast Cancer – Holiday Valley Mountain Resort in Ellicottville is hosting a Boarding for Breast Cancer event all day Saturday, Feb. 12th.  This is a nationwide event, providing a fun day to raise awareness of breast cancer.  There will be many ways to donate &  many opportunites for winning prizes provided by top companies in the snowboarding industry, along with a park clinic for women, demos by Burton and a rail jam contest. Visit Holiday Valley’s website for more details!

Introduction to Snowshoeing – On Saturday, Feb. 12th from 10AM – 12PM learn how to snowshoe at the Pfeiffer Nature Center in Portville, NY.  Instructions and a guided tour provided by Paths Peaks and Paddles. Call 716-933-0187 for more information!

If  you are visiting the Ellicottville area, or if you’d like to plan a romantic weekend getaway with your Valentine, call a reservationist at Team VP today! (716) 699-4800

We offer fully furnished & equipped vacation rental homes, chalets and townhomes!  You may start your search here, and even book online!  Let us know how we can help you make your weekend getaway perfect!

Offering a Higher Level of Expertise Enables Agents to Meet the Needs of Today’s Buyers and Sellers

By Nick Caruso

RISMEDIA, January 20, 2011—Today’s real estate customers and clients have access to much more information than they did in the past. As their access to information will continue to increase with the introduction of new technology, real estate professionals must stay ahead of the curve to offer a greater degree of value to meet the needs of today’s customers. Here, Bill Soffel, president and CEO, broker of ERA Team VP Real Estate in Chautauqua, New York discusses how he is giving his agents the tools they need to be the experts in today’s market, and well into the future.

 
Bill Soffel
President & CEO / Broker
ERA Team VP Real Estate
Chautauqua, New York & Ellicottville, New York

Regions served: Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties of New York
Years in real estate: 28
Number of agents: 50
Average listing price: $175,000
Average days on market: 151

Best advice for real estate rookies: From the very beginning, conduct your real estate practice as a business and spend considerable time on market research, budgeting, goal-setting and performance tracking.

Key to staying profitable: Formal business planning is the key to profitability, and never more so than during a challenging market like we find ourselves in right now. Profit must be budgeted and planned for. A solid business plan provides the foundation or template from which to make adjustments as market conditions change.

What is your biggest challenge in today’s market and how is your company taking it on?
Our greatest challenge is offering the right type of training and support to our agents so they can successfully navigate through this tough market. Many of the tools and strategies they used when the market was at its peak just aren’t working anymore. We need to help them adapt, and at the same time, help them refocus on the basics.

How are you keeping consumers educated about today’s buying opportunities?
We are certainly moving away from the traditional methods, like print advertising, and focusing more on new technology. Since over 90% of buyers start their property search on the Internet, we are pushing our listings to as many real estate websites as we can, constantly updating and refreshing our own website, and are jumping heavily into social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

What have been some of your most effective strategies for working in today’s market?
Inventory management has been a real focus and it has yielded results for us. We are updating our CMAs for our sellers more frequently, recommending price adjustments accordingly, and frankly, are more willing to decline listings that cannot be properly priced. When sellers have followed our advice on pricing their properties ahead of the market trend, we have seen a higher list-to-sale price ratio and a reduction in days on market.

How do you determine your marketing spend?
We break down our marketing budget into two components: one for the money we will spend as a company to build our image and brand recognition, and one for money we will make available to our agents for their self promotion and promotion of their properties. We require that our agents submit a business plan if they want to access these company-provided marketing dollars, and we determine the allocation amount for each agent based on past production and the strength of their plan for the upcoming year. This allows us to direct our resources to the agents who can provide the best return on our investment.

What do you tell sellers about this market?
Seek out the real estate agent and company with the most knowledge and expertise in your local market, and follow their advice on the best pricing strategy for current market conditions. Too often, sellers insist on setting an asking price based on old market conditions or based on factors unrelated to the market, and end up overpricing. Buyers have many resources available to them with today’s technology and are very educated on the market. They don’t respond well to overpriced listings.

What is essential to your company’s ongoing success?
We have to be successful in providing a greater degree of value in order to meet the needs of the new age of buyers and sellers. Our customers and clients are very knowledgeable by the time they connect with us; we have to offer a much higher level of expertise than they are able to obtain on their own. At the same time, we have to find better ways to attract young, tech-savvy agents into our profession.

Have you heard about RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN)? RREIN is an elite network of leading real estate companies dedicated to providing consumers and their agents with leading real estate information, and committed to the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. Having only launched this past June 2010, the RREIN network is already comprised of 40 leading brokerages, which make up 575 offices, 30,000 agents, 167,000 closings and represents over $41 billion in transactions.

Copyright© 2011 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission from RISMedia.

Hit the Slopes during the Holidays!

We’ve already had 2 big snow storms here in the Southern Tier, and it’s not even technically winter yet!  Why not spend some time this holiday season with your family and friends and take advantage of all of this snow by going skiing or snowboarding!  Some of our biggest ski resorts are now open – Holiday Valley & HoliMont, both in Ellicottville, NY!  Did you know that Team VP offers awesome vacation rentals at each of these ski resorts?  Whether you live nearby or are planning to visit the area during the holidays, wouldn’t it be fun to stay in a slopeside chalet or a ski in/ski out condo or townhome?  Bring your whole family, a group of friends, or plan a romantic weekend getaway!

Imagine yourself crossing through this beautiful trail at HoliMont

HoliMont Ski Resort (in Ellicottville, NY) is open to non-members Monday – Friday.  They currently have 1 lift open (Exhibition), giving access to 7 trails, but according to their website (http://www.holimont.com/) “After a solid opening weekend and a favorable looking forecast for the coming week, it is our goal to open three more lifts this coming weekend [December 18-19].  On top of Exhibition we also plan on opening Cascade, Sunset and Chipmunk.  If all goes according to plan that will provide access to Wild Turkey, Cascade, Homerun, Top of Meadow, Condo Line, Lullaby Lane, ABC Gully, Exhibition, West Connection, The Ridge, Sunset, Chipmunk, High Road, Low Road, and Loch Lomond.”

HoliMont Ski Resort Rates: (weekdays)
Adult Full Day $47
Adult Half Day (after 1:00pm) $44
Junior (ages 6-11) Full Day $37
Junior Half Day (after 1:00pm) $34
Beginner Area $18
Group (15+) $35/each
Seniors (70+) $35

Here are some Where – To – Stay suggestions for HoliMont visitors:
– call Team VP @ 716-699-4800 for any rental questions/information
– book online and view available properties @ http://www.ellicottville.com/ (click Vacation Rentals)

1.  HoliMont 2 – walk to the slopes!


4 bedrooms
2.5 baths
– features a fireplace & outdoor hot tub!


2.  The Woods Unit 81 – walk to the chair lift!


3 bedrooms + loft!
2 baths
– wood burning fireplace & views of the Sunset Slope!


 

Holiday Valley Ski Resort (in Ellicottville, NY) reports on their website (http://www.holidayvalley.com/) that they have a 10-40″ base of snow and 10″ of snow have fallen in the last 48 hours!  They also say “we’ll be operating 7 lifts Friday [Dec. 17] and 8 lifts on Saturday [Dec. 18].

Holiday Valley Rates: (weekdays)
Adult 8 hour pass $48
Adult 4 hour pass $45
Junior or Senior 8 hour pass $38
Junior or Senior 4 hour pass $35

Holiday Valley Rates: (weekends & peak time)
– Holidays: December 26 – January 2, January 17, February 21 – 25
Adult All-Weekend pass (8:30 AM Sat – 4:30 PM Sun) $98
Junior All-Weekend pass $75
Adult 8 hour pass $57
Adult 4 hour pass (non-holiday Sundays) $53
Junior 8 hour pass $43
Junior 4 hour pass (non-holiday Sundays) $38

Here are some Where – To – Stay suggestions for Holiday Valley visitors:
– call Team VP @ 716-699-4800 for any rental questions/information
– book online and view available properties @ http://www.ellicottville.com/ (click Vacation Rentals)

1.  Mountain Watch – walk to the chairlift!

4 bedrooms
2 bath
– fireplaces in master bedroom & living room, outdoor hot tub, wireless internet, weekday ski lift discounts!

2.  Valley Village – short walk to the Chute chairlift!

3 bedrooms + loft!
2.5 baths
– 3 level townhouse, hot tub on the rear deck!

These are just a few of the many vacation rental options that we offer in Ellicottville!  Call Team VP (716) 699-4800 any time to find out more information, or visit our website. available domains domain tech info .