The crowds have returned home and Ellicottville will be holding on the tarmac until snow season returns. There were some interesting new things going on at the ‘Mont during this year’s Fall Festival and we are excited to harvest these newly-planted opportunities.

At the annual member meeting last Saturday, new membership programs and incentives were announced. HoliMont hired an outside agency that specializes in club membership marketing in an effort to attract new, younger members. If you ever considered joining the club, now is the time. Not only are there more affordable options, but there are also great kickbacks for existing members who bring in new members and families. HoliMont is the perfect place to socialize and network, while enjoying some of the most pristine conditions and grooming. For more information on the new incentives, please contact your favorite member, or contact Bev Gerard at or (716) 699-2320.

The other big buzz was a cool new event and a first for Ellicottville. The first annual HoliCX Cyclocross race was held on Saturday, Oct. 8. The race utilized the existing Sunset slope, as well as some of the terrain at the WestMont area. 104 registered racers came out to punish themselves on a challenging course that evolved as the day went on.  USA Cycling Business Development Manager and officials were in attendance to check out the growing cross scene in WNY and officiate the race. Racers came from all over, including Canada, Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as the core group from right here in WNY.

Now that the 2016 Fall Festival is behind us, we look forward to a great skiing season. Plans are already in the works for another similar event, so keep tuned in by following HoliMont on social media and at