During the holiday break, Schweitzer sees a boost in both local and out-of-state visitors who take a few days off from work or school to enjoy the mountain. There are many events going on during this time, all culminating in the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. For those under the age of 21, you can gather around the giant clock tower in the middle of the village as the clock ticks down to midnight. Those looking to end 2019 with a bang will want to get tickets to the celebration going on at the Lakeview Lodge.
After a day on the slopes, you’ll have plenty of time to recover, wash up and get ready for an unforgettable night. The entire upper floor of the Lakeshore Lodge is reserved for the evening with the doors opening at 8pm. Those 21 and older are welcome to attend, and your ticket gets you admission, drink specials, free late-night snacks, party favors and a special midnight toast with 10 Barrel canned cocktails. The Rub will be performing live starting at 9pm, so be sure to get there early.
Lodging fills up quickly, so act fast if you are looking to stay on the mountain. If rooms are unavailable, Schweitzer is partnering with the Hotel Ruby on Highway 95 to help keep revelers safe. The SPOT bus can pick up guests at the Ruby right across the street from the hotel. The shuttle returns at 1am, makes a stop at the Schweitzer Park and Ride at the base of the mountain and continues on to the front door of Hotel Ruby. Tickets are available for purchase at Schweitzer.com. There is also a VIP package available that includes reserved seating, private bar and bartender, two free drinks, additional food, and champagne delivery at midnight. Happy New Year!
FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 21, YOU CAN GATHER AROUND THE GIANT CLOCK TOWER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VILLAGE AS THE CLOCK TICKS DOWN TO MIDNIGHT.