Who for: Upstate New York set, Pennsylvania pilgrims, families
HoliMont, a contraction of “Holiday Mountain,” opened in 1962 and is now the largest private ski club in the United States.
It’s open to the public during the week but weekends are reserved for the 4,000 members to enjoy the 52 tree-lined trails, eight lifts and 135 skiable acres, with plans to develop the Westmont Ridge ski area.
The skiing rises to a high point of 2,260 feet, giving a 700-foot vertical drop amid the rolling Enchanted Mountains near Lake Erie.
The initiation fees begin from about $10,000, with family dues from $177 per month.
Accommodation is in the Ellicottville area although there are plans to add real estate near Westmont Ridge.
Getting there: The nearby town of Ellicottville is just under an hour’s drive south of Buffalo in upstate New York.