On December 24th HoliMont officially opened for the season and while it’s been a rough start to winter here in Ellicottville, slowly but surely more and more HoliMont Members made their way to the chalet and took their first turns of the season on the slopes of HoliMont.
As the Christmas week progressed the chalet activity became more active and Mother Nature started treating us to some colder temperatures and even a little bit of natural snow; all of which was a welcome sight to everyone at HoliMont.
At the time of this article we are making snow throughout much of the area and it looks like we should have solid snowmaking opportunities through the beginning of the New Year.
So even though winter didn’t start off on a strong foot for us here in Ellicottville, rest assured because, after all, we are in Western New York and Lake Erie is still warm (and by warm we mean not frozen over), which means that with a little bit of luck once the temperature drops and we get a solid base of man-made snow down on the ground we will be in store for some amazing lake effect powder days.
We would like to thank all of you who patiently waited for HoliMont to be able to make snow and get the area open. And while we never want the season to start off slow, we are confidently hopeful that Mother Nature will make up the difference for us and treat us to some fantastic snowmaking weather and an abundance of immaculate fresh snow.
Finally, we’d also like to thank everyone who came out for opening day. It’s been great seeing people back in the chalet and out on the slopes and we’re looking forward to spending the ski season with you.