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See Santa Ski & Other Seasonal Celebrations

Arapahoe Basin

December 24 | 9:00–11:00 am
Every year, Arapahoe’s own Tele Tim (aka one of A-Basin’s best snowsports instructors) hits the slopes in his Santa gear. Catch a run with him and see if you can out-shred Santa.

Aspen Snowmass

December 31 | 6:00–9:00 pm
Pull on your best boots and join us for a bonfire in Wagner Park. Boogie to the live DJ. It’s going to be brilliant.

December 31 | 8:00 pm
Whether you plan to party at a local nightclub or celebrate with family and friends, no one should miss Aspen’s annual mountainside fireworks.

Copper Mountain

December 24 | 4:00–6:00 pm
This Christmas, come to Copper. Bring your festive self for… a food drive! A torchlight parade! Fireworks over the halfpipe! A DJ spinning holiday tunes! A. Hot. Chocolate. Bar. Bring at least three items of non-perishable food to donate to the food drive and receive a Fiftieth Anniversary mug (while supplies last). It all goes down—and the fireworks go up—at Eagle’s Landing in Center Village.

December 31 | 5:00–10:00 pm
Come for Christmas. Stay for New Year’s Eve, with a parade, a DJ set, fireworks, and more, at Eagle’s landing in Center Village.

Granby Ranch

Storytimes and sing-alongs and skiing, oh my! Now Santa! Now snowshoes! Now aprés and ski! On snowga and night skiing and a great New Year’s Eve!

Loveland Ski Area

December 24 & 25
Santa hits the slopes at Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley with treats for children of all ages.

Monarch Mountain

December 24 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Bring the little ones and ski with Santa as he spreads Christmas cheer. Day-of lift ticket and/or season pass required to access the lifts.

Purgatory Resort

December 22 | 2:00–3:30 pm
Bring the kids to Purgatory’s base area to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. (Psst, kids… keep an eye out for Santa on the slopes!)

December 31 | 6:00–6:30 pm
A torchlight parade of patrollers and instructors will light up the night as they ski down the mountain. Then stick around for the fireworks, the festive music, and the seasonal drinks.

Steamboat Ski Resort

December 22
Join Steamboat Mountain CEO Rob Perlman and Rabbi Kolby Morris-Dahary of the Jewish community of Steamboat in a celebration of the Festival of Light. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Jewish or not, you’re invited to sing songs, snack on some sweet treats, and light the Hanukkah menorah.

December 28 & 29 | shows at 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Slip off the slopes and stop by the Steamboat Stage for a demonstration of delightful dexterity. Our featured juggler will astound and amaze with knife juggling, hacky sack tricks, feats of balance, comedy, and more.

December 30 |  shows at 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Prepare to be taken aback by a performance of prodigious prestidigitation. Our magician will make you laugh, he’ll make you gasp, he’ll make you say, “How did he do that?

December 31
Celebrate the New Year Steamboat-style with fireworks and a snow cat parade, featuring the Steamboat snowsports instructors performing synchronized skiing, illuminated only by light of torches.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

There’s only one person in the whole wide world who’s allowed to load the lifts without a valid season pass, and I think you know who that is. Enjoy free hot cocoa for the kids and catch jolly ole Saint Nick taking advantage of Sunlight’s free-pass-for-Santa-Claus policy.