Wyoming's [R12R, Snow King Resort] hosts not just one, but four different parties to usher in the New Year. The evening's festivities launch outside. A glowing torchlight parade snakes down from the top of the mountain, and fireworks burst into showers overhead. The parade begins at 6:15 p.m. and the fireworks follow at 7 p.m.

The resort then hosts four different evening New Year's events. Pick the party of your choice.

The SKR Party is claimed to be the largest party for the 21-year-old and up crowd in Jackson Hole. Live music by Kid Epic and DJ Therapy starts at 8 p.m. in the Grand Room. Entry costs $20 per person; you can purchase appetizers, cocktails, beer, and wine. It culminates in a balloon drop at midnight.

Those looking for something more exclusive should get VIP Access to The Lounge. The $50 per person admission includes hosted hors d'oeuvres all evening and a champagne toast of Moet and Chandon White Star. Your entry also includes admission to the SKR party.

Families can head to the New Year's Eve Bistro Buffet from 6- 9:45 p.m. The buffet includes carved roasted leg of pork and turkey breast as well as Caesar salad, barbecue meatballs, pasta salad, pot stickers, and a veggie tray. The buffet costs $25 for adults and $15 for kids.

Those looking for dining with a view can head to Rafferty's to view the torchlight parade and fireworks from their table. The menu varies with a la carte items.

Call the Atrium at (800) 522-KING to make reservations for both the dinner buffet and Rafferty's.

Visit OnTheSnow.com's 2008 Holiday Guide for a library of news stories and features about special holiday events from visits by Santa (even his reindeer) to where the best parties are planned for New Year's Eve at the world's mountain resorts.