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Thanks to the early frigid temperatures, HoliMont was able to click on the snowmaking systems earlier than ever.

Since 1962 HoliMont has been devoted to memorable family skiing adventures. Pristine snow and grooming is the standard here. 700 vertical feet of wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom snowmaking, on top of an annual average 200 inches of natural snow.

HoliMont works closely with area shops to offer demos from the most popular brands. On top of a great selection of demo skis in the HoliMont rental shop, local stores set up demo tents at HoliMont though out the season. If you’re looking to try some new skis before you buy, HoliMont is the best place to test them out. Check our online calendar for the next shop demo. Rental and demo rates can also be found on our website under Ski & Ride.

Much like the ski and snowboard industry’s constantly changing camber and shape variations, mountain biking has undergone a similar shift. Fat bikes, with monster tires good for ripping through more aggressive terrain, are becoming more commonplace. Ellicottville and western New York have a pretty strong mountain bike community fueled by passion, people and associations like WNYMBA (Western New York Mountain Bike Association).

AT PAR LIFT TICKETS JAN. 11, 12 & 13, 2019: Our friends north of the border are invited to take part in our first at par weekend! Friday the 11th is open to the public, so make the trek down and get the best bang for your Canadian buck. Member guests can get at par weekend tickets, with a reservation, Saturday and Sunday! For more information: www.holimont.com/event/canadian-at-par-weekend/

Greer, Early Bird and Twisty Christy are the HoliMont slopes that create the epic backdrop of Ellicottville. Next time you come to town, take a look up and see some of the oldest runs in the area. Better yet, get yourself a lift ticket and catch one of the best views of town from the top.

Discover HoliMont, the ideal Western New York location for winter sports, outdoor activities and the energetic social scene. HoliMont is North America’s largest semi-private ski area. Since 1962 HoliMont has been devoted to memorable family skiing adventures. Pristine snow and grooming is the standard here. 700 vertical feet of wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom snowmaking, on top of an annual average 200 inches of natural snow.

You’ll be dreaming about first tracks. Short lift lines and friendly staff are what will make your days on snow a breeze. There are many services available to make you and your family’s visit the best it can be. Some of the things HoliMont offers are: equipment sales and service, equipment rentals, daycare, snowsports lessons, group events and more. For more information call the office at 716-699-2320

Last February, HoliMont General Manager Dave Riley announced his retirement, after 18 years. The Board of Directors started its search for a new leader and after a few weeks of interviews, they found their man.

HoliMont General Manager Dave Riley announced his retirement, effective this June, after 18 years in the position.

The FLITE Cup returns home to HoliMont after a five-year hiatus! To determine the winning team, podium place points were added up in each age group for the combined two-day mogul event. Last year Buffalo Ski Club claimed the Cup, and prior years it was Holiday Valley and Bristol Mountain.

Starting with the 2017-2018 season, HoliMont will offer a designated UPHILL SKINNING lane for those looking to “earn their turns.”

Underage alcohol and drug abuse is affecting thousands of area students and their families, and is now the most serious public health threat facing adolescents in Western New York. While the spread of addiction may seem overwhelming, you can help by partnering with Kids Escaping Drugs and their annual SkiScape at HoliMont fundraiser on January 7, 2018. Event organizer Suzanne DiMico encourages everyone to “Shred the Stigma of Addiction,” which is this year’s theme, by raising money and awareness to help adolescents and their families get on the road to recovery.

While some may mumble and swear under their breaths about the snow and return of winter, there are plenty of us that wait and chomp at the bit for the first chance to slide on frozen, fluffy white stuff. This Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:30am, the lifts at HoliMont will start to turn for their 56th winter season.

Statistically, many powder days happen while you’re at work. There’s nothing worse than looking out your office window watching it dump snow. Stop daydreaming about first tracks and go get them! For just $250 you can treat yourself to 10 weekday lift tickets to HoliMont ...

Inspired by a love for her country and for high speed turns, Kaylie Buck is racing towards her future. The former HoliMont Snowboard Team member has been competing on the NorAm Circuit for Team Canada, and this season, she is producing podium results!

Winter is in full swing here in Ellicottville. If you have yet to make the trek to HoliMont, plan a day (or two) during the week to come out and enjoy prime skiing surfaces, no lift lines, and comfy lounge areas inside and outside the main chalet. HoliMont is open to the public Monday through Friday; no reservation or membership required!

Now in its 9th year, United Way of Cattaraugus County’s Ski Day at HoliMont couples great skiing with a great cause.

You can already tell by the buzz that it’s going to be one heck of a season. Thanks to the timing of some good old fashioned winter weather, HoliMont and Ellicottville are in great shape to offer a fun and prosperous new year. It’s time to bring your friends and family to the area and enjoy the best winter experience in Western New York.

While you were enjoying summer in the States, this former HoliMont Snowboard Team racer was chasing winter in Chile, in preparation for the World Cup circuit / 2018 Olympics

If you’re a Member at HoliMont (North America’s largest private ski club), you know that it is an experience that can be tough to put into words because it really is just that – an incredible winter experience. Any time throughout the season you can hit the slopes and set your skis on edge to engage your finely tuned, high performance skis or snowboard on pristinely groomed corduroy and carve down one of HoliMont’s 52 slopes. But as with most things in life, picturing it doesn’t do it justice. Until you can actually feel that crisp Western New York winter air on your face as you cruise down a slope, all you can really do is imagine what spending your winters at this family-friendly ski club is all about.

HELLO MARCH! HoliMont would like to remind you that if you have yet to make the trek to our neck of the woods this season, plan a day (or two) soon! We’re closing in on the end of ski season, so be sure to 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 for March and April are full of fun and exciting events for our members and their guests, as well as the public which is welcome to come ski/snowboard Monday through Friday.

Winter is in full swing here in Ellicottville! If you have yet to make the trek to HoliMont, plan a day (or two) to stop up and check out the upgrades to our tuning shop, new apparel, and the complete overhaul of Dina’s at the Mont (and make some runs while you’re here!) Our social calendar for the next couple of months is full of entertaining 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!

HoliMont has been proud to support the Phoenix Adaptive program since 1996. Challenged individuals have been given a chance to learn and enjoy a snow sports way of life thanks to dedicated instructors. People with a variety of physical and mental conditions take part in specially designed lessons so that they may enjoy the sensation of sliding on the groomed slopes of the Mont.

Just twenty-three years old, an age where most young people are just a couple years into the job force or pursuing higher education, Megan Farrell’s Olympic dreams currently consume her everyday life. A graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in Environmental Science, Megan has put typical career aspirations on hold in order to work out, train, travel, and hone her snowboarding skills. It’s not an easy lifestyle by any means. But true commitment is rarely easy.