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Welcome to HoliMont

For over 50 years, families and snowsports enthusiasts from miles around have converged on HoliMont – North America’s largest private ski resort devoted to family skiing adventures.

Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm, community atmosphere that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave.

After witnessing the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1932, William Merk, founder of HoliMont, was inspired to pursue his passion for skiing in the Ellicottville area. After skiing for years with the Ellicottville Ski Club on Fish Hill and throughout the Greer and Holiday Valley areas, he decided to start a private ski club. Read More

Log Skidder at Work

Photo of log skidder on top of Sunset

What’s going on at the Mont’ these days? Well, we are working on projects and area enhancements. One big project has been to widen the X-Country ski trails. This will allow our groomers to get through and keep the trail in tip-top shape. Other enhancements include the addition of a lean-to on the XC loop for special events and guided hikes and XC trips. Existing mountain bike trails will be cleaned up and improved as well. Just a few ways we are adding value and features for our members and guests to enjoy. So if you hear a rumble and roar coming from our hills, you know the skidder is hard at work.

The New HoliShop Online

Short sleeve HoliMont bike jersey photo

Check out the new HoliMont Online Shop. Here you will find a variety of HoliMont Genuine Apparel and goods. All of these items are designed  in house and produced locally. Our new bicycle jerseys will be seen at many races, events and group rides. Get yourself, or your favorite bike enthusiast one. What a great way to show your club spirit. More items will be available soon.

1st Annual HoliCross Cyclocross Race

Join us for the 1st Annual HoliCross Race

HoliMont is hosting its first Cyclocross event this fall. This is a race you don’t want to miss. A fun and challenging course has been mapped out at the bottom of the Sunset chair lift area. It will keep your ticker pounding with climbing zig-zags, hairpin turns and fast descents. Spectators will be able to see most of the action and the backdrop should be in full Technicolor courtesy the changing leaves. The race also lands right in the middle of Fall Festival Weekend. Like you needed one more excuse to come to EVL that weekend? Grab a place to stay and make a weekend of it. You better act quick cause rooms are a hot commodity. Don’t forget the Fall Fest mountain bike race Sunday at Holiday Valley sponsored byHeartrateup.com.

Registration will be up soon and will be available through USA Cycling. This event requires a license. One day licenses are available at sign-up or you can buy an annual license from USA Cycling. Stay on top of all the latest info by visiting the event Facebook page.


Proposed WestMont Ridge Amenities:

  • Ski-in/ski-out residential homes and condos with breathtaking mountain views
  • Park & Pipe terrain with lighted, nighttime hours and challenges for all levels
  • Expertly groomed slopes with convenient access from all properties
    Spacious day lodge with upscale member dining areas and easy access to all facilities and services
  • “Learn to Ski” area featuring expanded, beginner-friendly terrain and slopes, two magic carpets, and a warm-up room in Day Lodge
  • High-speed detachable lift at Sunset for easier load/unload and fast access more than 52 slopes and trails
  • Nordic Center to promote cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Parking area to accommodate all members and guests


  • 4th of July Holiday Hours

    The HoliMont offices will be closed July 4 – 6 in observation of the 4th of July Holiday.
    Normal Summer office hours are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
    Have a great week and be safe.

    Thank you.

  • Mangan medals at National Championships

    In the afternoon women’s race, Marno nipped World Cup veteran Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) by .28 for the victory. Tricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY – U.S. Ski Team), who was third in Wednesday’s alpine combined, grabbed her second bronze medal of