By Greg Culver
Special to the Times
Winter has returned to Ellicottville, just in time for one of the biggest parties of the season at HoliMont.
Men’s Day 2019 will be held Friday, Feb. 1 and has a lot to offer all day long, including ski races, sports celebrities paired up with ski race teams, corn hole competitions, adult bike races and other feats of strength.
A silent auction and 50/50 to raise funds for HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Program will also be a part of Men’s Day. The program’s mission is to ensure that every special needs student, no matter their ability, have an opportunity to experience all the fun and excitement that HoliMont and skiing have to offer.
Each full-season program costs $1,050 for nine weeks and $150 for a single full day. Adaptive equipment is also needed. The annual goal this year is $20,000. Last year’s Men’s Day raised $5,000.
Party Squad, HoliMont’s house band, will be performing in the lodge after a steak lunch with all the premium fixings.
Kegs of beer, a scotch bar, a bourbon bar and a vodka/caesar bar with all the extras, plus an on-site cigar roller, are sure to start the party and keep it going! Did we mention the best SWAG ever?
Ontario rockers Finger Eleven will be putting on a full concert at 4 p.m. Musicians Scott Anderson (vocals), James Black (guitar), Rick Jackett (guitar) and Sean Anderson (bass) have released seven studio albums.
Their 2003 self-titled album achieved gold status in the United States and platinum in Canada, largely from the success of the single “One Thing,” which marked the band’s first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart at number 16.
One last important thing to mention is the skiing. With 52 slopes that cover 135 skiable acres, HoliMont has enough vertical to keep you on the hills all day long.
Men’s Day at HoliMont is just one more reason you should join the club.
For more information, contact Greg Culver at HoliMont, 699-2320, or visit holimont.com/event/mensday19/.
Here are some more 2019 events happening soon at HoliMont!
Feb. 22 — Ladies’ Day
Feb. 23 — Fat Tire races
March 21 — EVL Chamber Day
For more information about everything happening at HoliMont, visit holimont.com.