While some may mumble and swear under their breaths about the snow and return of winter, there are plenty who wait and chomp at the bit for the first chance to slide on frozen, fluffy white stuff.
This Friday, Dec. 15, at 9:30 a.m., the lifts at HoliMont will start to turn for their 56th winter season. The crew at the ‘Mont has been busy getting ready for start-up of what looks to be a super snowy December. HoliMont is poised to assist mother nature with 100 percent snowmaking on 52 trails. New tower locations, air and water lines and controls have been added to HoliMont’s already robust snowmaking system to ensure the absolute best coverage possible. Natural springs and seeps that normally wreak havoc on snow pack have been re-directed and graded to remove wet areas that melt the base from the bottom up. While they may not have a completely automated system, technology has graced the slopes in a different way. HoliMont hired local experts from Calspan to create a 3D GPS model of the entire property. This GPS data will be used by their groomers and snow makers to know how deep the snow is in each location. The goal is to have an even and consistent layer of snow and base on every slope.
HoliMont is a private ski club that is open to the public Monday – Friday excluding Christmas week. Right now, there are huge savings on membership though the Discover HoliMont program. An entire family can experience a preview membership at HoliMont for as little as $936. Call the office at (716) 699-2320 or visit www.discoverholimont.cm for more info.