Gondi-Gala at Couloir (Teton Village, Wyo.)

Just mentioning this party as a Teton Village shindig isn’t doing the Gondi-Gala justice. This isn’t so much in the village as it is above it. Couloir is the fancy restaurant atop the Bridger Gondola, where a normal evening consists of five-star dining, then a gondola ride back to the base. For New Year’s Eve, however, the restaurant opens up as a raucous bar after dinner. This is the chance to ring in the New Year higher (literally) than all of your friends. The restaurant is at 9,000 feet. Mandatory Air, a renowned local rock band, will provide the musical energy. $50 ($250 with dinner), includes Champagne and chocolates at midnight, 307-739-2675.