This Sunday, Jan. 6, HoliMont will be playing host to the 15th annual SkiScape fundraising event. SkiScape raises money for the Kid’s Escaping Drugs Campaign, which was established in1987 as the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation (ADDSF) and then became known as the Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign. It was created with the sole purpose to raise funds for the creation and support of adolescent treatment facilities in Western New York.

HoliMont is preparing for a fantastic turnout for this very worthwhile all-day event.  The Kid’s Escaping Drugs staff and volunteers will be setting up in the Main Chalet early on in the morning and getting people registered between 8–9:30 a.m. There is a minimum $60 pre-registration donation required for non-members of HoliMont. HoliMont members pay $20 and that includes a T-shirt and lunch. A minimum $70 donation can be made the day of the event. The cost includes lunch, admission into the individual races, T-shirt (for those who pre-register), and a memorable day of skiing/snowboarding. It’s an amazing deal for an amazing event.

Every year, after registration is complete, many participants choose to take to the slopes for the rest of the morning. This year those who choose to do so will be treated to a panoramic winter wonderland. The recent snowfall has left all of Ellicottville looking picturesque and the view from the top of HoliMont is spectacular.

Whether you want to casually ski/snowboard or test your speed in the individual races that are set up in the morning, there is a little something for everyone. Medals are awarded to the top three winners in each division of the races. After the Individual Ski Races are finished, the always-popular Lake Effect Firefighters Race takes place. Firefighters from all across New York State come to HoliMont to take part in this exciting event. Each year, teams of brave firefighters put on an impressive, if not entertaining, display of teamwork and coordination. On skis or snowboards, wearing their full firefighter uniform, these teams race down the hill in unison, weaving in and out gates, all while carrying a long fire hose. If you’ve never seen it take place before, you should definitely make it a point to do so this year!

Not into the ski scene but want to help SkiScape raise money? Feel free to hang out in the chalet where you can place bids on an impressive assortment of silent auction items throughout the day, which helps to bring in even more money for the event. SkiScape is a fantastic event that HoliMont continues to be proud to support. For information on SkiScape, you can visit

The Kid’s Escaping Drugs Campaign mission is to raise, manage and distribute funds for the development and support of facilities, education and prevention programs in Western New York for adolescents and their families suffering from alcohol and drug dependency/addiction.

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