When Martin Hollay fled communist Hungary, he had California on the mind. After heading to South Lake Tahoe, Martin found a peaceful mountain lifestyle in a one-of-a-kind community.
At 96 years-old, Heavenly wanted to create a living memorial for the still-living Tahoe legend reports KCRA 3. Turns out, naming a set of trees planted by Hollay himself was an easy, most natural decision. Retiring in 1990, Hollay served on ski patrol, trail crew, in addition to a variety of other jobs @Heavenly.
“My life was the mountain… and still is today” – Martin Hollay
During his employment he was largely responsible for tree cuttings and over the course of his career, replanted the trees he’d cut down in other areas of the resort. The resort will name a set of such trees in honor of Hollay. Just last year, the elderly man made 100 runs and hopes to continue skiing this year.
Find the entire KCRA 3 article here: Heavenly Mountain Resort honors devoted 96-year-old skier