Mt. Hood Skibowl puts on a New Year's Eve celebration like no other. Fireworks light up the sky, and the slopes stay lit up for night skiing until 2 a.m.

The 23rd annual New Years Eve Extravaganza takes place Dec. 31 at Mt. Hood Skibowl. The resort plans to increase the fireworks, making the biggest display yet.

The resort is open for night skiing and riding on New Year's Eve, but the lifts run long past the usual shut-off time. The tradition at Mt. Hood Skibowl is to keep the lifts running until 2 a.m., allowing skiers and riders a chance to be the first to ski in the New Year.

An outdoor beer garden with music adds to the festivities. A DJ will play music to turn the base area into a party zone, and the beer garden will serve seasonal ales and drink specials for those 21 years and older.

Fireworks light up the sky at midnight. Even non-skiers can enjoy the free show from the base area. Sno-Park permits are required in the parking lot, but they can be purchased from any ticket window.

The Starlight Café, the Beer Stube, and the Historic Warming Hut at the bottom of the Upper Bowl will stay open until the lifts close at 2 a.m.

Skibowl lights up 34 runs for night skiing. Two terrain parks, featuring jumps, rails, rollers and rail boxes, are also lit up for night use. Night skiing runs Sundays through Thursdays until 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. Tickets run $23-26.

More information. Or call 503-222-BOWL.