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The guidelines below apply to non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to reopen, essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open, and commercial and recreational activities that have been permitted to operate statewide with restrictions. If guidance has not yet been published for your specific industry, but you are permitted to reopen, please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan template.

Phase Two: Capital Region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western NY can enter Phase 2 of reopening

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the following businesses remain closed:

  • Malls; specifically, any indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with 100,000 or more square feet of retail space available for lease must remain closed to the public; however, any stores without their own external entrance(s) may operate via curbside pickup in Phase 1 and 2 providing purchased items to customers at or near the general mall entrance and any stores with their own external entrance(s) separate from the general mall entrance (e.g. strip malls, anchor tenants), may open for curbside and in-store pickup in Phase 1 and all in-store retail activities in Phase 2;
  • Indoor on-premise restaurant and bar service, excluding take-out or delivery for off-premise consumption in Phase 1 and outdoor on-premise restaurant and bar service in Phase 2;
  • Large gathering/event venues, including but not limited to establishments that host concerts, conferences, or other in-person performances or presentations in front of an in-person audience;
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and exercise classes, except for remote or streaming services;
  • Video lottery and casino gaming facilities;
  • Movie theaters, except drive-ins; and
  • Places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions.
Stop Corona

The HoliMont staff is back to work in a limited capacity. The office is not open to public traffic. If you need an In-Person appointment, please call to schedule.
Regular Off Season Hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm

Phone: (716) 699-2320
Email: info@holimont.com

Please keep you and your families safe and healthy throughout these trying times.

 
 
 

Letter from the President and GM

We are writing to you to give you an update on the operations of Holimont and a view to what’s coming up this Spring and Summer. First of all, we are hoping that you and your families are healthy and doing well. Our Club remains committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our employees and members, and are fortunate that we have not experienced an employee case of COVID-19 – for that we are thankful. Further, we are grateful that we were able to end an on-budget ski season with wonderful weather and treasured memories.

 
Current Operations:  The six employees that make up the full-time administrative staff of Holimont have been deemed “non-essential” under the New York Governor’s shut down order. Their time since closing day has seen them learning how to coordinate functions while limiting on-premises time as much as possible.  We do not expect to be able to bring administrative staff back into the office as a group until at least the beginning of June, but our staff remain very active and committed to our goals for the off-season. The mountain maintenance employees have been designated as “essential” under Governor Cuomo’s executive order, and therefore were able to resume normal Summer troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance work on the mountain on March 25.
 
Coming Months: We expect the administrative staff to continue in our current configuration and slowly evolve to joining the mountain operations staff in a more Holimont-centered operation. We are taking a look at all in-season and off season operations of Holimont and will be adjusting everything we do to be compatible with regulations and enhanced safety in the coming months. In light of the economic uncertainty facing Holimont, we have pared back many of the capital projects we were planning to do over the summer to preserve a strong financial position. Further, we have successfully received support under the CARES act, in the form of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan.As many of you know, the PPP loan has favorable terms and the opportunity for up to 100% repayment forgiveness. We do anticipate holding a virtual Annual General Meeting and will be working toward the logistics of executing that in the near future. 
 
Fall and Winter: In light of the lightning fast evolution we have experienced in a couple short months, we are staying humbly patient regarding how the coming ski season will unfold. We remain vigilant and prepared to respond to COVID-19 avoidance and protection as the State of New York takes it’s first steps toward reopening businesses. We are positioning the Club to be prepared again to deliver the best family and on-hill ski experience in the Midwest, and to be financially strong and stable as we move through the year. Holimont will do everything in our power to be the “light at the end of the tunnel” when all of this is behind us.
 
Stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you some time this summer or fall! 
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