Come join the New Year’s Eve celebration at some of Montana’s most celebrated ski areas. Most of the 15 open ski areas will have a New Year’s Eve celebration and below are a few featured events. The torchlight parades are spectacular and enjoy the wonderful food and drinks in a family atmosphere. There is something for everyone who enjoys winter.
- Just announced: Torch-run, New Year’s Celebration at Maverick Mountain
12 inches of new snow! Saturday, December 31 the lifts open at 9:30 am. At 6:30 pm the Torch-run and fireworks begin.
- Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky Resort offers a wide choice of celebrations for the New Year including a special dinner dance with big band entertainment, a teen and children’s dance and a variety of music in the local bars. The fireworks display over the mountains highlights the evening.
All of these events take place in the Mountain Village of Big Sky Resort. Other activities are available including alpine skiing, sleigh rides dinners, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, horseback riding, and dog sledding. Click the title/link to read more about the ski areas.
- Great Divide Ski Area, Marysville, Montana
Night skiing for the public closes at 9:00pm. Anyone who wants to ski in the torch light parade gathers at the lift for the ride up. Children should bring flashlights, adults are given flares. Parade comes down the mountain from 9:30 to 10:00pm. Enjoy great view from restaurant and deck. When all parade participants are down the slope, there will be a fireworks display.
- Showdown Ski Area, Neihart, Montana
Bring in the New Year the Showdown way with a torchlight parade, fireworks, live band and goodies after the hill closes! The Showdown pyro-tech team is one step away from blowing themselves up. Come up and watch the spectacle. The Great Falls Ski Patrol knows a bit more when it comes to the fireworks display and will light the night’s sky up for onlookers. Band, food and drinks specials.
- Whitefish Mountain, Whitefish, Montana
The rail jam is the opener to the New Year’s Eve celebrations, capped off with a great Fireworks Display. Any ‘Jam’ style of event means skiers/riders will be constantly hitting the jumps and rails, so there is no break in the action between riders (shred city), making this style of event great for spectators. Depending on snow, the Jam will offer a variety of terrain park features. Judges will score the best rider/skier in each category. Located just outside of Ed & Mully’s Restaurant in the village, the venue offers great views of the Torchlight and of the event. The torchlight parade and fireworks begin as soon as the rail jam portion of the event is over.
For information about all Montana ski areas and snow conditions visit Skimt.com.