Happy Glade / by Lindsey Glover

The view at the top of the Tannenbaum lift near the Happy Glade trail

This past weekend while we were back in the snowbelt region of Western NY, Lou and I took the opportunity to spend a Saturday at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. This is the spot where I first learned to snowboard in highschool. The Tannenbaum Quad lift was always my favorite ride because it takes you on a peaceful route through the woods and drops you among hundreds of long-trunk pine trees. While nearly everything in my life has changed since those ski club days, this spot seems frozen in time, and just as beautiful as ever.