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Best Ski Resorts for New Year’s Events, Fireworks

Sun Peaks New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Sun Peaks New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Copyright: Adam Stein, Sun Peaks

So long 2019, 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 2020 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.

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

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