Are you planning to spend New Year in Vail this year? Vail has many options for its visitors from posh parties to family-friendly fun. In Vail, New Year really means something to those who love adventures, families and partygoers.
In North America, especially in Vail, one of the famous New Year tradition is icy swimming. This is certainly a refreshing experience where the skilled swimmers to ordinary people took a dip in Vail Valley. A part of the crowd donned silly hats and wore bow ties and jumped into the icy cold water (temperature were as low as -20 outside the water) of Vail Valley and screamed at the shock of the cold water.
Torchlight Parade & Fireworks at Golden Peak
Torchlight parade is a tradition on New Year in Vail. Many skiers and boarders from Vail Ski ride down Golden Peak with glowing sticks in their hands. The skiers with the sticks create a stunning illuminating effect producing a stream of light down the mountainside. The program starts at 6:15 in the evening. This spectacular sight is followed by fireworks which is really eye-catching. This whole program is completely open to public.
After the fireworks is over at Golden peak, you must visit Lionshead and go to Eagle Bahn Gondola to Adventure Ridge with your family to enjoy the gondola ride and First Night Family Activities. The fun kicks off at 7pm and ends at 9pm. To attract lot of people, some packages on purchasing are available. This package include dinner and activities with a discount.
New Year Party
Best restaurants are listed below for your New Years Eve dinners:
- The Little Diner
- Westside Cafe & Market
- Mountain Standard
- Tavern On the Square
- The Tenth
- Sweet Basil
- Terra Bistro
- Bistro Fourteen
- Bully Ranch Restaurant
- Moe’s Original Bar B Que
- Alpenrose Restaurant Patisserie & Catering
Hotels on NYE
The Sebastian, Four Season Resort Vail, Roost Lodge and Vail Cascade Resort and Spa are some of the affordable yet reputed hotels and accommodations that you can look in for. Here in these hotels you can have extensive breakfast buffet and luxury suites amenities. So what else do you want? Come and join the fun lovers in Vail this New Year. But don’t forget to bring winter clothes – it’s going to be a chilling and thrilling experience!