MONTICELLO December 26, 2006 Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park might as well be the little engine that could.
Repeated flooding couldn’t bring it low, and neither will a shortfall of snow.
Despite unseasonably warm temperatures, Holiday Mountain is still anticipating a successful season this year with the recent addition of a covered ice skating rink measuring 75 feet by 50 feet.
The facility was slated to be opened to the public last Friday.
“Ideally, we would like to have snow-covered slopes by now, but it doesn’t look like things are working out that way this season,” said Craig Passante, owner of Holiday Mountain. “Even so, we still have plenty to offer the community by way of winter fun and excitement.”
From snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding and now ice skating in the winter, to bumper boats and mini-golf in the summer, Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park has built itself into a year-round family fun destination. The venue’s newest attraction, a pavilion covered ice skating rink, a $175,000 investment, adds to the business’s growing list of attractions.
“It’s a nice alternative for children who don’t ski,” said Shane Noble, director of sales and marketing for Holiday Mountain. “The rink can easily accommodate 40 skaters and it’s simply a nice place to have some winter fun, close to home.”
Despite having suffered some tough breaks during its 49 years of operation, Holiday Mountain has managed to flourish. Most recently, for example, last year’s spring floods devastated a big portion of the new Fun Park and damaged other facilities.
Even so, the destruction was quickly overcome through the tenacity and hard work of Passante and the entire Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park staff.
“The flood we dealt with last year was horrendous,” Passante said. “Many businesses would have taken the insurance money and closed up shop, but that’s not our style.
“We reorganized, rebuilt and pushed forward,” Passante added. “This latest snag, a lack of snow, is nothing we haven’t seen before. We’ll do just fine.”
Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park is one of Sullivan County’s premier entertainment venues, offering year-round excitement for everyone.
The facility is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays or any social occasion. Offering batting cages, mini-golf, a new Arcade, go karts and more, extreme fun and excitement are only minutes away off of Route 17 at Exit 107 in Monticello.
For more information about Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park, please call 796-3161 or visit www.holidaymtn.com.