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Turning 50 Never Felt So Good

HoliMont Ski Area prides itself on having a deep-rooted sense of tradition while also keeping a strong focus on the future.  On Saturday, February 16th, 350 HoliMont Members and friends came together to celebrate HoliMont’s storied fifty-year history at the 50th Anniversary Gala.  The story of how HoliMont got to this point is long and very interesting. In 1961, after ... Read More »

Phoenix Race This Weekend HoliMont Welcomes Wounded Warriors

By Jeff Martin  Chuck Richardson is looking forward to Saturday like he does every year. Richardson started the Phoenix Adaptive Program in 1996 at HoliMont as a means to teach skiing and snowboarding to youth and adults with various disabilities. The public is welcome to watch teams and individuals compete in four levels of the Phoenix Adaptive Races beginning at ... Read More »

HoliMont Ski Patrollers Save Life with AED

HoliMont Ski Patrollers Save Life with AED By Jeff Martin On Dec. 28, 2012, ski patrollers at HoliMont had little to no reason to believe that their life saving skills would be put to the test. After all, there was little snow on the ground at the popular resort and the day had started routinely. Then at 9:20 a.m., they ... Read More »

HoliMont Freestyle Team at Dual Slopeside

By Sean Crotty After some crazy weather changes swept through WNY this week, ski areas had to do some shuffling to get their events off. Holiday Valley changed their venue, running the dual Slopestyle events Saturday, Feb. 2. HoliMont’s FLITE Team had a very impressive showing on the other side of the mountain. In female Slopeside 1 action, Lexi Crotty ... Read More »

HoliMont Athletes Brought Their ‘A’ Game Last Sunday

If a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world, can it cause a hurricane in a different part of the world?  That theory does exist.  What we do know for sure, though, is that a rainstorm in Vermont can cause good fortune in Western New York. A little over a week ago, Killington Resort was scheduled to ... Read More »

Celebrating 50 Years of HoliMont with Gala Event


By Jann Wiswall The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was president. Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record. “West Side Story” won the best picture Oscar. And Bill Merk envisioned what would soon become HoliMont. Merk had been skiing with the Ellicottville Ski Club for many years on Fish Hill and at Holiday Valley, which had opened in 1958. ... Read More »

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