It has been a February-like start to the month of March and HoliMont has been loving every moment of it. The snow accumulation over Sunday, March 3 and Monday the 4th was not only enough to coat the area in a frosty-white hue but also had powder hounds out in full force as they looked to take advantage of the unexpected snowfall.

One thing that is expected in the month of March is the arrival of Canadian Spring Break (March 11–15), this year known as HoliBreak here at HoliMont. The Canadian Spring Break always makes for a fun and exciting time here at HoliMont as many of our neighbors to the north flock to Ellicottville for a week of snow sports, fun and relaxation.

Sunday, March 10, there is a kickoff HoliBreak party where Only Humen will be rockin’ the Chalet from 3–6 p.m. People will have the opportunity to sign up for things like HoliBreak Volleyball Tournament (outdoors on a court of snow), Bump Contest (Wednesday at 1 p.m.), Family Race (Thursday at 1:30 p.m.), and the Euchre Tournament (Thursday at 3 p.m.).

This year, the organizers of HoliBreak have outdone themselves in terms of activities in and around the Chalet. While many of the events are geared toward the kids, there is plenty of fun for all ages in store next week.

Every day during the week, there will be coloring contests (for the young or just young of heart – awards for all ages), Bingo (every afternoon at 3:15 p.m. the cafeteria turns into a competitive bingo zone – cards are $1 each or 7 for $5), and Bombardier Drops (test your skills at dropping tennis balls into a barrel off the Exhibition Express lift – balls can be purchased daily starting at 11:45 a.m. for $1).

Have you ever wanted to take a ride in a Sno-Cat?  Well on Tuesday and Wednesday you will have your chance. From 4:45 –5:45 p.m., HoliMont will be offering groomer rides up the T-Bar Run. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. There is limited space so purchase your tickets early. This event is weather permitting.

The Family Volleyball Tournament starts on Monday and then the finals are on Wednesday.

Tuesday the “Open” Volleyball Tournament will begin, with finals taking place on Thursday. There will also be a Candy Hunt for the kids and a karaoke/HoliBreak Idol après ski contest Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Wednesday is “One-Piece Wednesday” where there will be some great prizes for the best vintage ski outfit. There is also a hotdog/sausage lunch that day from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and an après ski party where a HoliMont favorite, The Party Squad, will have the Chalet in full party mode.

On Friday, be sure to swing by HoliMont and go up to Carpenter’s Corners from noon–1 p.m. for Maple Syrup Taffy. The taffy debuted last season and was an instant crowd pleaser.

All that and more will be taking place throughout the week. It’s sure to be a lively one here at HoliMont and we’re looking forward to it.

HoliMont is open to non-members every Monday – Friday (excluding the week between Christmas and New Year’s), so feel free to stop by and check out HoliBreak.

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