Whether your new year’s resolution is to ski big lines or find the perfect snow bunny partner, ski resorts can set the stage for an epic ring-in to the new year. The last big night of the busiest vacation week of the year brings live concerts, torchlight parades, epic firework shows and fantastic parties. Here’s our short list of this years must-go-to resorts for New Year’s.
For New England ski resorts, Okemo is our top pick for a perfectly planned family New Year’s or a raucous night out on the town (or both, if you get a late night sitter). Jackson Gore Village hosts a family celebration starting at 5:00pm, which features magic show, wagon rides, pizza, DJ dance party, and countdown at 9:00pm. Adults can get out on the town and mingle with locals at The Loft or Killarney, which boast less formal and super lively parties. Another good option is ringing in the new year with friends at your private condo.