YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SKIER to enjoy all that Schweitzer Mountain Resort has to offer. One such occasion for skiers and non skiers alike will take place on January 13 as the Schweitzer Mountain Community Association hosts a torchlight parade down Jam Session followed by an amazing fireworks show in the village. But don’t let the fun stop there. There will also be music to enjoy up in Taps Lounge following the festivities.
If you want to be part of the torchlight parade, Schweitzer is opening up the 70 spaces first to its employees. The spots that are not filled will then be offered to guests. The requirements are that one is at least an intermediate skier or snowboarder, must be at least 18 years of age and sign a release form, and must have a valid lift ticket or season pass. If you are a Schweitzer employee, the requirement is that you must not be working at the time, with the exception of approved ski patrol.
Those employees who wish to participate must meet at the tent at the clock tower at 4:30pm the day of the event. For those who are not employees and wish to participate, they should meet at the clock tower at 5pm, and torches will be passed out on a first-come basis until all 70 spots are filled. Those 21 and older will receive a free drink coupon that will be redeemable at Taps, and those under 21 will receive a coupon for a free soda that will be redeemable at Lakeview Café or Sam’s Alley.
Since the torches do throw some sparks, organizers advise that those participating wear older clothing and gear.
Come and enjoy all the beauty of the “Northern Lights” at Schweitzer on January 13 and stay for the weekend to enjoy the beauty of the resort.
Martin Luther King weekend is one of the most popular at the resort, so be sure to make your reservations soon if you plan to spend the night, as they always sell out.