Get your ski smarts on
It’s pure genius when Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the annual MEGADemo Day - a special event when representatives from major ski vendors bring their demo equipment for trial rides by ski enthusiasts. And the brilliant part is that the event has raised more than $45,000 over the past four years for Panhandle Alliance for Education, which benefits children in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Now in its fifth year, it's all going down Saturday, Feb. 29 (leap day!). The venue is a tent city of easy-up booths at the base of the mountain, where skiers enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded skiers, the knowledge of certified equipment specialists, the opportunity of demoing multiple types of skis, and a first peek at next year’s gear. The day culminates with music, beer, and munchies.