In our opinion, there’s no better place to see in the New Year than somewhere in the mountains. Most resorts offer fantastic events during the build-up to the count down, and skiing some fresh tracks the following day is the perfect way to feel refreshed and get rid of that fuzzy feeling in your head. Jackson Hole doesn’t disappoint, with plenty to keep the youngsters entertained as well as options for the older ones during the evening, and, of course, breath-taking skiing accessible during your stay.
The skiing around this time of year is usually outstanding. At about the time when the snow levels seem to explode off the chart, you’re likely to get favourable conditions from the 11.6m average annual snowfall, and higher than average sunny days per year. If you do manage to get a deep covering during your stay, start the New Year with a bang and hire a guide for some back country exploring.
Off the mountain, there’s usually more than enough going on to entertain most types of holiday makers, from families to partygoers. In a long standing tradition, Jackson Hole usually has a torch lit parade, where separate snakes of children and adults ski down with glow-sticks and torch lights respectively, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. These attractions usually take place early in the evening to allow for the younger ones to experience them, and they can even take part in the glow-stick ski down, with prior years having free entry.
For the adults and those not travelling with children in tow, see if they’re still doing the Gondi Gala, a mountaintop party at the Couloir Restaurant with live music where you can party your way into the New Year, or if you fancy staying closer to your accommodation, try the New Year’s celebration at the Handle Bar in the indulgent Four Seasons – in past years they’ve done a luxury sit down meal and after party. Alternatively, the Snake River Grill offers a mouth-watering 4 course menu for another sophisticated evening. If you’re just looking for a bit of a party, why not check out one of the most popular drinking venues around, the Mangy Moose, for a good old knees-up.
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