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TORCHLIGHT PARADE - As a New Years Eve Gift to our guests and the Silver Valley community at large, the mountain will host a TORCHLIGHT PARADE on Sunday December 31st starting at 4:30 p.m. & Finishing by 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Anyone who considers themselves an intermediate to advanced skier and is capable of making big wide swooping turns from the summit of Chair #1 down Black Bear to Gold to the base area carrying a hot torch is invited to participate.
Understandably - Spaces will be limited to the number of Flares we have available.
Invitation is going out to the Lookout Pass Staff, Race Team, Season Pass Holders and our Good Friends of the mountain (Participants ideally will be ages 16 and up - but exceptions are available if well supervised by parents).
Best viewing opportunities will be from our Deck, our food service center, The Pub & Grub Bar or for those hearty souls just standing Outside on the snow. The path the skiers and snowboarders will likely take will be to make big sweeping turns down the mountain off Black Bear, Possibly some down the Face and others down Interstate to Bonanza. All participants will be carrying torches taped onto bamboo poles.
Board Lift for ride to the summit no later than 4 p.m., Pickup flares and assemble into groups of 10 at top of Chair #1 in front of the Ski Patrol shack. Light flares on cue. Group leaders will set the path down our intended course(s). Our chosen start time is approximately 4:45 with an estimated finish time of 5:15 to 5:30 pm. This will allow guests and participants to enjoy their chosen later night festivities without this event impacting anticipated late night celebrations. The whole event will be finished by about 5:30 offering plenty of time to make it home for other parties or events.
Photo Buffs - This is an extraordinary opportunity to highlight your photo tallents, and capture a winner of a photo. Some photos could even be turned into postcards. For those that are proficient with DSLR's a nice long exposure from a tripod works best. Try 30 to 60 Second exposures or more as you want to capture the movement of the flares allowing them to blurr.
Or if you are into Video - The newer editions of the I-Phone and other new phones have incredible low light sensors and can usually make this a fun video to share with friens. This new event could become an annual if it is well received. It certainly will be one to remember and a great way for our staff and friends to gather and wish you all the most happiness in the coming New Year!
A completed release of liability is required for all participants. For safety everyone participating must wear goggles. It is suggested that participants not wear their newest or best ski/snowboard outfits. Lookout Pass Associates Inc. is not responsible for any damage to equipment or clothing.
The Lookout Pass Management Team