Resorts Celebrate Holiday Season In Style
Santa Visits, Seasonal Events and Specials Light Up the Holidays
DENVER, Colo – November 30, 2011 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are celebrating the spirit of the season with events and promotions for all. Guests can enjoy plenty of activities while visiting the slopes this holiday season, from visits with Santa Claus and his elves, to firework celebrations and torchlight parades. Below are the highlight fun-filled holiday options for the whole family offered at CSCUSA resorts during December, not to mention several deals to sweeten the pot.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Everyone’s favorite jolly old man dressed in red will be making the rounds at resorts this holiday season.
Santa comes early this year to Sunlight on December 17 – 18. Ski and snowboard demos will also available to help those who haven’t yet filled out their wish lists. Santa then heads over to Ski Cooper on December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
On Christmas Day, Santa will be visiting Loveland for some turns, Monarch Mountain for a photo opportunity with the kids, and Arapahoe Basin to enjoy the Summit County Choral Society. At Telluride, guests are invited to stop by Gorrono Ranch starting at 12:30 p.m. to get their picture taken with Santa. Those who miss St. Nick can still keep an eye out for him on the mountain, as he will be skiing all day. Santa will also be visiting the slopes of Wolf Creek on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
COLORADO PARADES AND TORCHLIGHT CELEBRATIONS
Guests are invited to heat up their winter festivities this holiday season at Copper Mountain during En Fuego. On Christmas Eve, there will be a spectacular snowcat parade making its way down the mountain. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy DJ Kris Kringle spinning holiday tunes, bonfires, carolers and a fireworks finale. This long-standing holiday tradition is a must see at Copper. Guests can also ring in the New Year with an encore En Fuego. On December 31, enjoy another snowcat parade along with fire dancers, bonfires, glow sticks, parties throughout the village, and two fireworks shows. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers holiday events throughout the month of December. As Christmas and the New Year draw near, visitors can watch brilliant torchlight parades that wind down the front side of the mountain from the Silver Queen lift on December 24 and 31. Guests can also enjoy moonlight snowshoe tours on the mountain beginning just after dusk on December 10. Rock on Ice, a professional ice carving competition with chainsaws and sculptures on display, will take place on December 16 – 18 around the base area. For more information, visit www.skicb.com.
Guests are invited to celebrate the New Year with a brilliant Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Durango Mountain Resort. They can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride from the base area into the scenic forest, and watch the torchlight parade wind down the mountain while taking in the firework show. Finally, visitors can listen to live music by Champagne with Friends and indulge in fabulous dinner specials at Purgy’s and Creekside Italian Kitchen to top off the night’s festivities.
On December 31, Monarch will host its annual Torchlight Parade and Firework show. The celebration will begin around sunset with a magnificent firework display, accompanied by drink specials. To participate in the Torchlight Parade guests can call guest services at 888-996-7669.
Celebrate the New Year at Steamboat with the Sprint Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display. This tremendous on-snow parade takes place on the mountain, beginning with torches and ending with fireworks. Fireworks can be seen throughout in the Steamboat Valley, but the best views will be from Gondola Square at the base of the mountain. Visit www.steamboat.com for more information.
Telluride once again invites guests to join in its Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade on December 24, beginning at dusk. As darkness falls, on the Mountain Village side under lift 4, guests can observe a marvelous parade of skiers carrying torches down the mountain. The resort will also have the same spectacular parade for New Years Eve followed by a fireworks show at Mountain Village. To find out more, visit http://tellurideskiresort.com/
Winter Park celebrates Christmas with the Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. The event begins with Christmas carols around the bonfire at the base of Winter Park Resort. At 5:30 p.m., a procession of torch-bearing skiers and riders make their way down Lower Hughes trail, followed by Santa Claus and his merry helpers. A spectacular fireworks display and snowcats adorned with Christmas colors light up the slopes in a Christmas tree formation to conclude the festivities. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.