In 1961, Merk initiated purchase options on land parcels along Route 242, with the support of local investors. The name HoliMont, coined by the investors, was derived from the phrase Holiday Mountain. The first trail was cut in 1961 with seven more to follow in 1962, which was officially the first season of the Club. Skiers were towed up the steep hill on a fashioned sled behind a Tucker Sno-Cat.
With every improvement HoliMont makes to its incomparable skiing experience, from its revolutionary snowmaking technology to the sophisticated WestMont Ridge Development Project, William Merk’s vision of a top-flight, family-friendly private ski area is realized.