This is a very easy DIY project involving two sets of mini LED lights ($7 each), 6 double AA batteries, some zip-ties, and packing tape.
The lights are very bright and will run for 48-hours non-stop on a set of batteries. I used Duracell rechargeables.
Enjoy and happy skiing!
Step 1: Supplies & Tools
2 packages of mini LED lights, blue. I bought mine from Amazon, RTGS for $5.75 per package (price now is $6.25). Each package contains a string of 20 lights spread over a length of 7 feet. These particular lights do not blink. Click here for the Amazon link.
You'll need a few nylon zip ties (clear). Home Depot for a few $. I bought a 20 pack of Commerical Electric brand, 7-inch long Precision Lock Cable Ties.
Clear Scotch-brand shipping packaging tape (heavy duty). Do not skimp on the quality of your packing tape. This is the key part to keeping the lights attached to your pole.
Pair of pliers or scissors - something to cut the zip ties.
Drill with a 3/16" drill bit.