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Local students help build log outpost at Holiday Valley

LEAD THE WAY — Springville-Griffith Institute students attending Ellicottville Board of Cooperative Education Services, with the log construction at Holiday Valley, are pictured, from left: Jordan Jozak, Brandon Bryniarski and Brad Becker.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The log construction Terrain Garden Outpost, located near the Creekside Lodge at Holiday Valley, was created by artist Jerry Cobado, with the help of student interns from the career and technical education center at Ellicottville.

This building will serve as a training facility for families whose small children are interested in learning to ski and to snowboard.

Students collaborated with the artist, to render technical drawings, and used a 3-D computer printer, to fabricate a scale model of the structure. The welding class programmed the CNC plasma cutter to scale down and reproduce braces salvaged from Holiday Valley’s main chalet.

Natural resource and building technology students contributed to the log work and roofing and the cutting of dimensional lumber from harvested logs, with the center’s sawmill.

This was an internship opportunity for career and technical education students, with collaboration by the Holiday Valley administration.

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