New Year’s at Colorado ski resorts: FIreworks, parades and more on the slopes

Looking for places to put 2021 in the rear-view mirror with a bang? A few ski resorts and ski towns will be hosting torchlight parades and fireworks to bid the old year adieu. Here’s a list of options:


DJ and bonfire at Wagner Park from 6-9 p.m., fireworks at 8 p.m.

Beaver Creek

Performers and live music in Beaver Creek Village from 4-10 p.m. with the New Year’s ball drop on a giant TV screen at 10 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Copper Mountain Resort

DJ Landry from 6-10 p.m. at Center Village with a torchlight parade from 6-6:15 p.m. and fireworks from 10-10:15 p.m.

Crested Butte

Torchlight parade involving ski and snowboard instructors at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning as the parade reaches the base area.

Purgatory Resort

Fireworks and torchlight parade involving ski patrollers, ski and snowboard instructors from 6-6:30 p.m.

Snowmass Resort

Torchlight parade for visitors 8 years old and over will take place at 6 p.m. Participants must fill out a waiver at the Ticket Pavilion by 4:45 p.m. and chairlifts will load at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks to follow at 10 p.m.

Steamboat Resort

“Light Up Snowcat Parade” and synchronized skiers illuminated only by torches, followed by fireworks. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

Town of Vail

Silent disco from 4-7 p.m. at the International Bridge, torchlight parade on Golden Peak at 6 p.m., fireworks at 6:20 p.m.

Winter Park

Sledding, tubing, silent disco and fireworks from 6-9 p.m. at the Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park.

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