OnTheSnow uses cookies to personalize your website experience and collect statistical data. In addition, these cookies help us and our partners to better understand your use of the websites and provide tailored advertising to you. By clicking on the I accept button, you accept the use of cookies. Please refer to our Privacy Policy to find out more on how to manage your cookies preferences: Privacy Policy
English (US)

Best Ski Resorts for New Year’s Events, Fireworks

Best Ski Resorts for New Year’s Events, Fireworks- © Adam Stein, Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Copyright: Adam Stein, Sun Peaks

So long 2018, nice knowin' ya! With snow dumping across the country, there’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to the New Year. Ski resorts From California to Vermont will be welcoming in 2019 with style. From torchlight parades to fireworks and family events, we’ve got some of the best ski resorts for New Year's Eve celebrations.

See the photo gallery below for more New Year's celebrations happening near you.

Best Ski Resorts for December Powder

1.) Jackson Hole: After you’ve successfully dropped Corbet’s, check out the Torchlight Parade and Glow Worm Parade. From there, you can enjoy parties at local establishments, including the Gondi-Gala for a celebration party at the top of Bridger Gondola.

2.) Okemo: Grab the kids and check out Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve. Located in the Jackson Gore Village, the celebration includes a magic show, wagon rides, DJ dance party and fireworks at 9 p.m. 

3.) Breckenridge: After you’ve gone big in Breck’s superpipe, go even bigger downtown with the New Year’s Eve torchlight parade, fireworks over Peak 9 and après drinks at The Maggie. For late night, head to the Liquid Lounge or Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub.

4.) Whistler Blackcomb: Do you enjoy watching skiers and riders jumping through rings of fire? If so, do New Year’s WB style and head to the Fire & Ice show, where Whistler Blackcomb Ski School instructors will join the party and hit the infamous jump in the Plaza. Don’t forget about the fireworks, concerts and games to follow. 

5.) Heavenly: South Lake Tahoe is the place to be when the ball drops. Heavenly will be adding to the downtown excitement with a New Year’s Eve celebration, including a live concert, fireworks and gondola ball drop.

See New Year's Photo Gallery


Sun Peaks New Year's Eve (Adam Stein) - ©  Adam Stein, Sun Peaks
Fireworks at Brundage - © Sam Marvin/LMP Photography
Firewords Corey Kopischke - © Corey Kopischke
Night of Lights at Mammoth Mountain features fireworks with a spectacular background - © Mammoth Mountain

View All


Related Articles

Hot Gear for This Year: 3 Top Trends for 18/19 ©Liam Doran

Hot Gear for This Year: 3 Top Trends for 18/19

Should I buy skis now or hold out for next season? Gear expert Krista Crabtree provides a sneak peek at the 18/19 season's biggest ski...