Luminaria – February 3rd, 2018 – CANCELED

Annual Meissner Nordic Club Fundraiser

*** News flash: the Luminaria is canceled. Despite the new snow last week, conditions this week have deteriorated to the point that it’s no longer possible to put on a safe and enjoyable event. We apologize for the cancellation and we’re hoping for more new snow in February. ***

Join us for a magical night of skiing or snowshoeing by the light of hundreds of luminarias to the Meissner Shelter (1.5 mi. one way).  This is a great event for families and is a long standing Meissner tradition.

What is a luminaria? Simply put, it is a paper bag with a lit candle inside. For the Meissner Luminaria the trail is lined with these flickering lights to guide nighttime travelers all the way to the Meissner Shelter where a bonfire awaits.

The event is also one of Meissner Nordic Ski Club’s marquis fundraising events for the season. Donations are encouraged and appreciated. You can make your donation at the sign-in welcome tent!

We look forward to seeing you out there.

The Details

  • Please bring a headlamp or light stick for safety (please use only as needed).
  • This event is open to all skiers and snowshoers! The more the merrier.
  • Please try to arrange carpooling since we expect parking to be tight! And don’t forget that Sno-Park permits are still required for the parking lot. For more advanced skiers, it is possible to park at Swampy Lakes Sno-Park and ski to the start using your headlamp to guide you. We are trying to arrange a shuttle from Swampy Lakes Sno-Park for those who do not want to ski down to the Meissner Sno-Park.
  • We light the candles at dusk and they will burn until 9pm, after that you’ll have to rely on your own light source or the moonlight.
  • The event starts at 5:00 PM.