When Allen “Skip” Yahn was hired as the general manager of Holiday Valley Resort in 1974, he had a vision to make the Ellicottville resort a top-notch destination.
Over the next several decades, Yahn, as general manager and later as WinSum Ski Corporation president and CEO, oversaw an expansion of the ski resort to include 13 lifts, 60 slopes and ski trails, base lodges, hotels, a golf course, outdoor adventure parks, and more.
During this time, Yahn was also involved in the start-up of two nationally known breweries, Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company.
On Oct. 30, Yahn’s entrepreneurial and business accomplishments will be celebrated during a public event at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Beginning at 5 p.m. refreshments will be served as guests mingle and at 5:45 p.m., guests will move into the Cappa Theatre as Greg Peterson interviews Yahn about his time at Holiday Valley, starting two successful family businesses and being a dedicated member of the community.