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April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023

cardboard box derby at schweitzer

Schpring Finale - 2023

Weschud Celebrate Schpring!

It's time to celebrate at Schweitzer with all kinds of fun events to wrap up the season! Cardboard Box Derby, the Pond Skim and The Ponderay Rotary fundraiser are just some of the classics! We'll have other fun events for all ages!



Costume Theme: Disco Day  Join the fun with a theme dress up day, hoot and holler at your fellow skiers in costume on the slopes.

10:00am – 1:00pm:   Ponderay Rotary Fundraiser
Ponderay Rotary's Duck theme is changed up a bit this year.  The Rotary Club is hosting an open air photo booth in the Schweitzer Village on Saturday, April 1 (Schpring Finale weekend) from 10:00am to 1:00pm where each photo bought for $20 also equals one entry into the Rotary Club's big raffle which is a Schweitzer Season Pass for next winter!  Raffle winner to be drawn promptly at 1:00pm.  For $20, you get a high quality print to take home and you also receive the digital images right away for sharing and posting.  The photographer can also create a fun boomerang video with your group for an additional charge of $5.  And there's more... Lucky the Duck, Ponderay Rotary's mascot, will be in the Village and available for an appearance in your photo shots.  Meanwhile, kids can play A Buck a Duck to win prizes (throwing little ducks into a corn hole board for $1 throw).  

Come on up to the Village with friends and family and take home a great mountain memory picture.  Get your Christmas card done early, right!  You might even be the lucky winner of the 23-24 Schweitzer Season Pass which is nothing to quack at!  Proceeds benefit Ponderay Rotary’s Educational Scholarship Program and local community projects.

10:00am - 2:00pm  Scavenger Hunt in the Village for Kids
Start at the Activity Center and we’ll send you on your way to do fun challenges and earn chances to win prizes in our free raffle.

1:00pm - 3:00pm Pond Skimming sponsored by Liquid Force, Alpine Haus, and Tobler Marina!  
No charge. Skim the pond and collect a ball to win prizes from Liquid Force. Releases are required. Sign up on site.

4:00pm - 7:00pm Live music in Taps with Jerry Lee Raines



Costume Theme: 90s - Dress up in your finest neon, denim or grunge and join the fun

9:00am - Noon: Lifty Snow Sculpture Contest
Ski around to the various lifts to see amazing creations by our own lifty crew. Submit your vote for your favorite by 3:00pm to the Activity Center (or email activityinfo@schweitzer.com). Lifty team gets a prize, help us decide!

12:30pm: Yellow snow eating contest for kids
Meet outside Lakeview Lodge to compete in this annual favorite. First come first served, under 12 years please.

1:00pm - 2:30pm:  “Over the Line!” Duct Tape and Cardboard Derby
Create a cardboard creation and slide down the hill with up to 4 riders per sled!  You must pre-register.
LIMITED TO 30 SLEDS!   Go to Eventbrite.com for details and to register. Sign up early, slots fill up fast.