Vail slopes to light up on New Year’s
The night skies and slopes at Vail will light up as the mountain ushers in 2004 with a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration complete with a torchlight ski-down and fireworks display at Vail’s Golden Peak base area.
The evening gets underway at 6 p.m. when the Vail Devo Team followed by more than 100 ski instructors take to the slopes at Golden Peak for a nighttime ski down. More than 1,000 glow sticks will be handed out to the crowd so guests will be able to join in the fun as the skiers head down to Golden Peak. Immediately following the ski-down, the skies over Vail will light up with fireworks.
The Vail Recreation District is hosting Y04, a drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration for high schoolers and young people up to age 20. Vail Valley high school students have arranged entertainment including music, a video DJ, dancing, casino games, plus raffle prizes and other activities.
Y04 will be held at Dobson Ice Arena in Lionshead from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.- Tickets can be purchased in advance for Y04 for $20, or for $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at 20 Below, Dobson Arena, or the Vail and Lionsnead information booths. For more information, please contact Chad Young at 479-2292.
Vail Mountain’s Adventure Ridge and Eagle’s Nest will be open for dinner and non-skiing activities, such as snow tubing, ski biking, snowmobiling, laser tag and more from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Vail Activities Desk at 476-9090.
Blue Moon Restaurant will be open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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