Winter is upon us here in Ellicottville, and HoliMont kicked off the 2015-16 season on December 24.
Although Mother Nature has not been cooperative with cold temperatures or snow, we’re ready for an exciting year of winter sports at HoliMont. Stop up and check out the upgrades to our tuning shop, new apparel, and the complete overhaul of Dina’s at the Mont. Our social calendar is full of exciting events for our members and their guests, and the public will be pleased to test out new snowmaking capabilities during the week, Monday through Friday. We’ll see you out here on the slopes of HoliMont!
JANUARY IS NATIONAL SKI SAFETY MONTH
HoliMont will participate in National Ski Safety Month with plenty of on-hill activities including handouts courtesy of the HoliMont Safety Patrol along with Ski Patrol and Ski Instructors. Free hill tours will be available to new skiers and riders.
The HoliMont Ski Safety Department will also be hosting a National Kids Safety Poster Contest. This contest is open to elementary school children and gives kids a chance to have fun and be creative while learning about slope safety. All little shredders are welcome to createartwork depicting “Your Responsibility Code” and safety on the ski hills using pencil, crayon, paint and other materials (no macaroni) on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. The winner will receive a free helmet and will be entered into the National Contest.
All entries must be submitted to Justin Latimer at HoliMont by Jan. 31, 2016. For full details and official
entry form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FISH FRY FRIDAY
In case you didn’t know (and if you didn’t you absolutely should!), every Friday evening from 6pm-8:30pm during ski
season, Dina’s at The Mont hosts a lip-smacking fish fry. If you’re looking to take a break from all the action of downtown Ellicottville, then make the short trip up to HoliMont for your dining needs. It’s a light, fun, family-friendly setting and best of all, the buffet-style menu is constantly changing so the seafood lover in you will have an array of new options on any given week. Should you (or your children) not feel like eating seafood, there are plenty of other options to satisfy your appetite. If you have children, one of the great benefits of the Friday Night Fish Fry is the selection of kid-friendly movies that play on the flat screen TV in the Chalet. The entertainment usually provides some nice downtime for parents to enjoy their meal while the kids eat and watch DVDs. So if you are looking for a hassle-free meal in a comfortable, serene setting,
spend your Friday nights at HoliMont. You’ll walk away feeling full and looking forward to what next week’s menu will have to offer. Cost is $15 for adults and $8.50 for children age 12 and under.
TUNE UP UPDATED
The entire Tune Shop (previously known as Gear up) has been upgraded for 2016 with all the latest binding and tuning technologies.
You can expect faster turn-around time, enjoy lower prices, and reap the benefits of higher quality tunes that you’ve come to expect in Ellicottville. Our well-equipped full-service shop is available daily until 4:30pm.
PLAN YOUR GROUP OUTINGS
Book your next winter outing at HoliMont and your group (of 15 or more) can receive discounts on everything from lift tickets and rental equipment, to lessons and accommodations. For more information please contact Group Sales at 716-699-2320 or email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing your group at HoliMont!
HOT NEW LIDS
HoliMont Logo Caps, locally designed and printed, hit the shelves in 2016. These fresh new caps are available in the popular flat brim, 9Fifty snapbacks, or the 3930 flex fit models. Exciting and affordable! Stop into Slopeside Snow Sports
located inside the HoliMont Chalet and pick out your new lid. While you’re there, be sure to browse all the other hot HoliMont branded apparel.
18th ANNUAL SKI-SCAPE
Hit the slopes of HoliMont as we join forces with KEDS to provide a fun day of skiing, food and prizes to raise money and awareness for Kids Escaping Drugs, February 18 from 8am-4:30pm. Witness the Lake Effect Firefighter Races where firefighters ski/snowboard down the slopes of HoliMont in full fire gear! The day-long festivities include skiing and riding, individual and firefighter races, lunch and a fun-filled post-party. $60 General Admission includes lunch, t-shirt, and an 8-hour ski pass. Visit www.ked.org for more info.
Snow. Excitement. Entertainment. Scenery. All of this and more await you during the ski season at HoliMont. Whether you are a HoliMont Member, the guest of a Member, one of our Weekday Experience Passholders, part of a group or just visiting us for some good times with good people, HoliMont is here for you in order to make your WNY winter experience more enjoyable. Can’t wait to see you!
For over 50 years, families and snowsports enthusiasts from miles around have converged on HoliMont, North America’s largest private ski area devoted to family skiing adventures. Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm community atmosphere that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave. During the week, HoliMont is happy to welcome the public and groups. Our eight lifts service over 50 slopes and trails. Head to www.holimont.com.