New Year's Eve revelers who can manage to step into their bindings before the clock strikes midnight can count down to 2011 at Powder Mountain.
The Ogden-area resort will keep the lights burning through midnight Dec. 31, so that visitors can get the rush of skiing or riding deep into New Year's Eve. Slopeside lights will illuminate the regular night-skiing area off the Sundown lift, beginning at 3 p.m.
The first 300 arrivals who purchase ticket online (see more information below) will receive a pasta dinner, nighttime lift passes, and party favors for free.
A children's glow stick parade will brighten the festivities at 9 p.m. Nearby Sundown Lodge and the Powder Keg restaurants will stay open for the coming of the new year, according to the Web site.
Ski tickets will be sold at the regular price of $15 for adults and $12 for 7-12 year olds. Powder Mountain also sells day/night and half-day/night tickets. Normal night skiing ends at 9 p.m.
Powder Mountain lays claim to having the most terrain (more than 7,000 acres) in the United States, of which 2,800 acres are accessible from one of the resort's four chairlifts or three surface tows. Powder and backcountry tours spread out over more than 4,000 acres in the surrounding northern Wasatch Range.