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Ski Down, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade on Beaver Creek and Vail Mountains New Year's Eve

Friday, December 30, 2011
Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a series of events hosted throughout the afternoon and evening, including a concert, Glow Worm and Torchlight ski-downs, fireworks display and Family Carnival. Guests will have the opportunity to hit the slopes after-hours carrying glow sticks to light the way. Registration for the Glow Worm ski-down will start at 5:15 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School. Starting at 6:15 p.m., watch skiers and boarders wind their way down the Haymeadow trail to the base area. The event concludes with a grand fireworks finale. Then, at 6:30 the annual Torchlight Parade will take place, where professional skiers and riders will make their way down carrying a fire-lit torch. For more information and registration call the Children’s Ski and Snowboard School at 970-754-4636. Following the ski day, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, the oldest a cappella group in the United States, will perform two concerts on Dec. 31. The first performance will take place at 4 p.m. on Beaver Creek Plaza, and the second at 5:30 p.m. at McCoy’s. Beaver Creek’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks on the plaza will end the day’s outdoor celebrations with the display kicking off at 6:45 p.m. After fireworks, guests can head inside for the Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Family Carnival taking place in McCoy’s from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Family Carnival are available exclusively through the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa and can be ordered by phone 970-827-6561 at the Hyatt Concierge Desk or at the door of the event. For more information about the Glow Worm Ski-down, New Year’s Eve Family Carnival and other winter events at Beaver Creek, visit or call 877-204-7883.

New Year’s Eve fun kicks off Saturday evening with a Vail tradition, the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, at 6:15 p.m. on Golden Peak. Skiers and riders from Vail Ski and Snowboard School will come down Golden Peak illuminated with glow sticks. The event is a truly fantastic spectacle, and guests are invited to view the parade from the base of Golden Peak. Immediately following the Torchlight Parade, a fireworks display celebrating the New Year will light up the night sky over Vail Mountain. The Torchlight Parade and Fireworks are complimentary and open to the public. Following Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on Saturday evening, bring the whole family to Lionshead and head up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Adventure Ridge for an evening of fun and activities at from 7-9 p.m.