After only eight months in the United States in Los Angles after escaping Hungary in 1956. His passion for skiing lured him to the Sierra. He came to South Lake Tahoe for a weekend in 1958 to race in a local cross-country skiing competition at Heavenly. Hollay later recalled that standing on the southeast rim of the basin and seeing Lake Tahoe for the first time was one of the high points in his life.
“I saw this beautiful lake and said, ‘What the hell are you doing in LA?'”Read More