It is fairly well known that, unlike our neighbors over at Holiday Valley, the slopes of HoliMont close down every afternoon at 4:30pm. There are a variety of reasons why HoliMont does not have night skiing but every so often the slopes of HoliMont do light up at night and on those special occasions, it is a sight worth seeing.
Friday, March 8th, was one of those occasions. That night, during the weekly Friday Night Fish Fry at the Chalet, over a hundred HoliMont Members of all ages gathered together at the base of the Exhibition Express lift in order to participate in the torch light parade that (weather pending) generally kicks off the Mardi Gras weekend.
It was a perfect night for a parade and the spectators, both in and outside of the Chalet, were treated to an astounding sight as the HoliMont Safety Patrol, headed up by Safety Manager Justin Latimer, led the long line of torch-wielding Members from the top of HoliMont, down Exhibition and to the base of the Chalet.
The parade was over in approximately 10 minutes but in that short timespan memories were created, friends were made, and some lucky Members got to do what nobody else gets to do; ski the slopes of HoliMont at night.