New this year is the Heikki Lunta Party, or better known as the Party of the Snow Gods. The weekly celebration carries on the tradition of asking for abundant snowfall - in this case, for all the winter fun at Treetops Resort. Guests can enjoy a big bonfire, entertainment by Tommy Tropic, s’mores, hot chocolate, a tube-pulling contest, and of course - the famous song.

2018/19 Heikki Lunta Party Schedule

  • December 14, 21, 26, 28, 29, 30
  • January: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • February: 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22
    • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Top of the ski hill around the bonfire

History: Heikki Lunta comes from mythology in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when a man named David Riutta wrote a song asking "Heikki Lunta," the Finnish snow god for snowfall - in time for an upcoming snowmobile race which was endangered by the lack of snowfall. According to local tales, the snow fell and fell, and the race went on.

The character of Heikki Lunta is a product of the heavy Finnish-American presence in Michigan's Upper Peninsula combined with a tremendous annual snowfall.

The Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song
Written in 1970 Hancock

Now I’ll sing my song
To make the snow come down
And I’ll do my snow dance
Whoops! I almost lost my pants
I’ll holler and yell,
And really give it hell!

It’s Heikki’s snow dance song,
Heikki’s snow dance song

We gotta have some snow by the 4th of December
“Heikki Lunta, make it snow!” say all the Range Club members
The races are only three weeks away
And if I don’t make it snow, I’ll go back to making hay

It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.

Snow, snow, snow!

Now I’ll dance some more,
And I’ll really know the score
How to make it snow,
Come on, man, go, go, go!
Don’t even slow down
till the snow starts falling down

It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.

Snow, snow, come on, snow!


Free to attend

Heikki Lunta Party Reservations

No reservation needed! Just show up and enjoy the fun.