Crested Butte’s New Year's Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

Crested Butte hosts a series of parades and firework displays from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve By: Naomi Kahlon
Skiers can get into the holiday spirit at Colorado Ski Resorts. // © 2012 Aspen Snowmass 
Skiers can get into the holiday spirit at Colorado Ski Resorts. // © 2012 Aspen Snowmass 

The Details

Winter Park Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Aspen Snowmass

Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Ski Monarch

Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School

Clients can observe Crested Butte’s tradition of torchlight parades followed by firework shows on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve from their nearest location.

Winter Park will host a Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at the base of Winter Park Resort. Clients can meet next to the Zephyr Lift at 4 p.m. for Christmas carols or arrive at 5:30 to see a procession of torch-bearing skiers parade down Lower Hughes Trail. Santa Claus and his helpers will follow the skiers and a fireworks display will take place. Snowcats decked in Christmas colors will illuminate the slopes in a Christmas tree shape and an hour of religious services will follow at 6 p.m.

Telluride Ski Resort visitors can gather at the base of Lift 4 at Misty Maiden to watch the resort’s annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade. Telluride will host another torchlight parade followed by a firework show on New Year’s Eve at Telluride Trail; festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Snowmass will host an early parade on Dec. 27. Other New Year’s Eve torchlight parades and fireworks shows will be hosted by Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Monarch and Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School. Powderhorn’s parade and fireworks show will kick off with a rail jam. Monarch’s event will begin around sunset. In addition to Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School’s New Year’s parade, the school will also host a special event for children skiers to ski down the mountain on Dec. 26 to conclude their Kids’ Ski Week program.

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