What better way to spend a threeday weekend than at Schweitzer Mountain Resort! On January 19, head on up to the mountain for a spectacular Northern Lights show. Put on by the Schweitzer Mountain Community Association, the festivities will begin with a torchlight parade down Jam Session followed by incredible fireworks that will light up the sky for all to enjoy.
Want to be part of the torchlight parade? There is space for 70 participants and offers are first given to Schweitzer employees who are not currently on the clock unless they are approved ski patrol. After that, the remaining spots can be filled by Schweitzer guests.
In order to participate, you must be at least an intermediate skier or snowboarder, 18 years of age or older and possess a valid lift ticket or season pass. Employees who wish to participate should meet at the Schweitzer tent located at the clock tower at 4:30pm the day of the event to pick up your torches. Please have your employee pass with you. Schweitzer guests who are looking to join the fun can pick up their torches at the tent at 5pm; they will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Participants who are 21 and older will receive a free drink coupon for Taps Lounge after the parade, where there will also be musical entertainment. For those 21 and younger, they will receive a soda coupon that can be redeemed in either the Lakeview Café or Sam’s Alley.
All participants will need to have a valid ID with them and will be required to sign a liability waiver. Also, please be sure to have your gear with you when you pick up your torches as you will be loading the chair right away! Be advised that sparks can fly and cause damage to clothing and equipment, so be prepared with old gear and clothing and of course proper eye protection.
Lodging always fills up quickly for this weekend, so be sure to book your stay today if you plan to stay at the mountain!Event Website: