Torchlight Parades

March 6, 2017 | By: Kelsie Stelting

Every Saturday night at Red River Ski & Summer Area people gather to watch the torchlight parade. Here’s what you need to know before you go.


From a distance, the torchlight parade looks like people waving lights down a mountain. Up close, it’s much more than that. Area skiers and snowboarders hold onto actual balls of fire, and, in an extreme act of coordination, wave them around while sliding down the mountain—at night. If nothing else, it’s good to go just to marvel at/be jealous of their talent.


People gather at Lift House Bar & Grill to watch the torchlight parade. True to Red River style, there’s something there for the entire family; grab a hot cocoa or adult beverage to warm up during the show.


There is plenty of room for everyone on either the upper deck or lower patio, but to get a front-row view, arrive a little early. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket if you need it. Don’t forget your phone or camera to take pictures – it goes by fast!


Upcoming Torchlight Parades

March 8, 2017
Start time: 7 pm

March 11, 2017
Start time: 7 pm

March 15, 2017
Start time: 7 pm

RRSA Kids Glowstick Parade & Fireworks
March 17, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 pm


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