Snowmass New Years

Nothing quite says “Happy New Year” like fireworks. Big, colorful explosions are a perfect way to usher in another trip around the sun, so Snowmass will be honoring this practice with its New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks.

First up in the night’s activities is the Holiday Pop Up Market at the Collective Snowmass, featuring local artisans and retailers. The Collective Snowmass is open from 12 p.m.-6 p.m., and there will be a chocolate and champagne tasting from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Following this appetizer, New Year’s Eve truly kicks off with the annual Torchlight Parade. Skiers and snowboarders aged 8 and up are invited to hop on the Village Express chairlift at 5:30 p.m. The parade then begins at 6 p.m. as the downhillers make wide turns down the mountain with red flares. The flares illuminate the mountain, and anyone who is looking to sit back and relax can watch from the base.

For more information about the Torchlight Parade, visit the ticket pavilion on the Snowmass Mall or call (970) 923-0560.

The night continues with dinner specials and much more at restaurants and shops around Snowmass Base Village. The Viceroy Snowmass is hosting the eighth annual Viceroy Snowmass New Year’s Eve Gala for $375 a person, which includes a four-course prix-fixe dinner, musical entertainment, dancing, a Dom Perignon champagne toast, hats, noisemakers and more.They will also be hosting a Community New Year’s Eve Party in the Viceroy Ballroom featuring a holiday dinner buffet, champagne toast at 10:00 p.m. to coincide with the New York City ball drop, a DJ, family activities and a photo booth for $95 for adults and $45 for children.

According to a press release, other locations hosting events include The Artisan, Base Camp Bar & Grill, Gwyn’s High Alpine, Il Poggio, Krabloonik, Sage Restaurant at the Snowmass Club, Slopeside Lanes, Slow Groovin’ BBQ and Snowmass Kitchen.

The pièce de résistance of the evening in Snowmass will be, of course, the fireworks. Starting at 10 p.m., a colorful display over Fanny Hill will delight the eyes and get everyone excited for the new possibilities that 2019 may bring.

For more information about the Snowmass Village New Year’s Eve celebration, visit

Chapman is the web editor for Aspen Daily News. He can be reached at or on Twitter @Nescwick.

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