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“Spring” Skiing and Freeing the Heel at HoliMont


At 7:25 a.m. on February 2, 2013, down in Punxsutawney, Pa., the famous Punxsutawney Phil emerged out of his quarters under a very overcast sky and failed to see his shadow, which supposedly set things in motion for an early spring, rather than the extra six weeks of winter that the skiers and snowboarders of Ellicottville prefer. Well, we have ... Read More »

6:30 Saturday. Mardi Gras Parade. Be There.


By Jann Wiswall The big event this weekend in the Village of Ellicottville is the annual Mardi Gras Parade, sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Few towns outside of New Orleans put on such a fun and wacky parade to celebrate the Easter season. Spectators wearing masks and tons of beads line the streets of the village to watch ... Read More »

Canadian HoliBreak About To Take Over HoliMont

It has been a February-like start to the month of March and HoliMont has been loving every moment of it. The snow accumulation over Sunday, March 3 and Monday the 4th was not only enough to coat the area in a frosty-white hue but also had powder hounds out in full force as they looked to take advantage of the ... Read More »

Holimont: A Very Social Month for a Social Club

It’s been a very busy month at HoliMont in terms of social functions and festivities. On top of the normal weekend après ski parties that HoliMont members are accustomed to, the month of February saw Men’s Day, the 50th Anniversary Gala, and most recently, Ladies Day take over the chalet. Friday the 1st was HoliMont’s annual Men’s Day event where ... Read More »

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 »

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