It’s time to brush up on the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne”; New Year’s Eve is almost here! And that means that you need to be in Aspen Snowmass for a proper 2018 send-off. Read our ultimate guide to New Year’s Eve in Aspen Snowmass, and get psyched for a night to remember.
How to Spend New Year's Eve in Aspen Snowmass
1. Extraordinary day 365 of 365: A Classic Day in Aspen Snowmass
End the year with your best foot, ski, or snowshoe forward and make the most of December 31 by enjoying one (or multiple) classic Aspen Snowmass winter activities. Ski or ride your favorite mountain, snowshoe at Northstar Nature Preserve, cross country ski the Owl Creek Trail, hike up Smuggler with some pals, or rejuvenate at a local spa. Take your pick - you have so many options for an extraordinary day in Aspen Snowmass, and you’re likely to be accompanied by locals getting a workout in before the evening’s festivities.
2. Family-friendly New Year’s Eve: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks at Snowmass
6-10pm | Whether you want to join the show at Snowmass by skiing and riding in the torchlight parade or simply spectate from below, Snowmass on New Year’s Eve is a fun option for families. Loading for the parade will begin at 5:30pm and you can sign up in advance (or the day-of) at the Snowmass Ticket Pavilions. Skiers and snowboarders ages 8 and up are invited to ski in the parade. Fireworks follow at 10pm.
3. Champagne celebration: The Dom Pérignon Party at The Little Nell
10pm - 1:30am | The Dom Perignon Party
is the place to be for bottomless flutes of the luxe champagne. The Nell’s popular New Year’s Eve bash will feature an open bar, a gourmet food spread, and musical performances.
The Manhattan Party Band will perform in the Belvedere Lounge, DJ Cyn will be spinning in the Dom Pérignon Lounge and The Flatirons Jazz Band takes over the Hennessy Lounge. Among the captivating surprises - Brazilian funk and freestyle dancers, drawing the crowd to the dance floor. 10 pm – 1:30 am with a fireworks display over Aspen Mountain at midnight. Tickets Required.
4. For Something Different: Odyssey, A New Year's Eve Experience
9:30pm | Join The Limelight Hotel, Aspen 82 and NIGHTOUT as they take you on a journey into your New Year with Odyssey, A New Year's Eve Experience
. Guests will enjoy a premium open bar and delicious bites all evening for a magical transition between years. Sounds will be provided by DJ Soul Atomic and a special guest DJ will be performing in the lounge.
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5. A Masquerade Ball: Justice at the Belly Up
Experience an evening at Belly Up unlike any other for your New Year’s Eve with Justice
. Masks are encouraged. Dance the night away to their funky mix of electronic and dance beats!
6. Local Feel & Cheap Cover: Red Onion New Year’s Eve
10pm-2am | Ring in the New Year with all the locals! DJ Golden will be setting the tone for 2018, so you can dance the night away! Your $20 cover will get you a champagne toast at midnight and an unforgettable night with great music and a local vibe.
7. NYE with a Bit of Twang: Silver City
8pm-2am | Silver City
's New Year's Eve party will be hosted by David Adam Byrnes, a young country star who has opened for artists like Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Casey Donahew, and more. For New Year's you'll dance to his own hits as well as party songs new and old from all genres, with a little twang of course. Champagne toast at midnight included.
8. For an Elevated Experience: Clicquot Cats
The Little Nell, Veuve Clicquot and Aspen Skiing Company have created a VIP fireworks experience, combining the finest in service and champagne and the ultimate in access and adventure, with the Cliquot Snowcats
. Three snow cats are available for buy-out (up to 12 guests) for the 8 pm or midnight fireworks shows over Aspen Mountain. Enjoy the unique experience of riding in a snow cat to a private setting on the slopes overlooking the glittering city of Aspen, complete with front row seating for the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain, plush blankets and a dedicated server pouring Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame. Indulge in caviar, savory hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats and The Little Nell’s signature hot chocolate.
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9. New Year's Eve Fireworks in Aspen Snowmass
No matter where you're staying or what you're schedule looks like for the evening, Aspen Snowmass has several options for watching fireworks on New Year's Eve. Aspen has two firework shows - one at 8pm and one at 12am. Fireworks in Snowmass go off at 10pm!
Aspen Snowmass offers more fun on New Year’s Eve than you can fit into one night. Plan your stay so that you can experience it all.
We have your New Year’s Eve plans ready
Our local vacation experts are here for you, and they can plan the perfect NYE getaway.
Need plane tickets? Car rentals? Aspen Snowmass lodging? Ski and snowboard equipment rentals? We’ve got your covered. Call Stay Aspen Snowmass at 888.649.5982, or send us an email.
Happy Holidays! We look forward to seeing you at NYE festivities later this month!