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Where to be this New Year’s Eve in Steamboat Springs to celebrate the start of 2019

 

Don’t miss the torchlight parade and fireworks at Steamboat Resort on New Year’s Eve.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The new year presents the opportunity to start over — to hit reset — to leave 2018 behind and revel in what’s to come.

It’s no secret that Steamboat Springs knows how to throw a great party, and New Year’s is no exception. From the annual torchlight parade and fireworks to Champagne toasts, there are plenty of ways to ring in 2019 in Steamboat.

Here’s a list of events to help you start 2019 with a triumphant bang.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

Rabbit Ears Pass Snowshoe Adventure

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | U.S. Forest Service building, 925 Weiss Drive

Yampatika’s Rabbit Ears snowshoe is a moderately strenuous tour. The route will vary depending on snow conditions. Registration is required; visit yampatika.org to sign up. Cost is $30, includes snowshoes and transportation.

Uranium Mine Snowshoe Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fish Creek Falls, 34165 Fish Creek Falls Road

Join a Yampatika naturalist on a tour to the Uranium Mine along the majestic Fish Creek Falls. Registration is required; visit yampatika.org to sign up. Cost is $10 to rent snowshoes.

Dance Party and Lesson 

8 to 10 p.m. | Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Take a dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. followed by more practice time. The event is for dancers of all levels. Cost is $10.

Steamboat Friday Nights

3 to 10 p.m. | Steamboat Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Enjoy an evening of entertainment on the mountain starting with a We’re Not Clowns performance from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Steamboat Stage. Then the Light Up Ski Parade will go down the Stampede Trail at 5:30 p.m. The evening will round out with the fireworks show at 7:30 p.m. along with late night music at Timber & Torch at 9:30 p.m. Event is free.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

Steamboat Ski Touring Center 37th annual New Year’s Relay

10 a.m. |  Steamboat Ski Touring Center

The Steamboat Ski Touring Center hosts its 37th annual New Year’s Relay event. To register for the family-friendly, three-person event, get there by 9 a.m. Manager Kajsa Lindgren said team participants can race a 5-kilometer or 7.5K leg. For the longer two events, the first skier must ski classic style, and the next two can go with whichever technique they’d like. Teams can register for the relay by calling the Touring Center at 970-879-8180 or by visiting nordicski.net.

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour

10 a.m. to noon | Howelsen Hill, 925 Weiss Drive

Join a Yampatika naturalist for a tour of Emerald Mountain. Ride the chair up and snowshoe down. Registration is required, visit yampatika.org to sign up. Cost is $20, includes snowshoes and lift ticket.

Rabbit Ears Pass Snowshoe Adventure

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | U.S. Forest Service building, 925 Weiss Drive

Yampatika’s Rabbit Ears snowshoe is a moderately strenuous tour. The route will vary depending on snow conditions. Registration is required; visit yampatika.org to sign up. Cost is $40, includes snowshoes and transportation.

The Everly Brothers Experience

7 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

With a bit of ’50s and ’60s nostalgia, the Bird Dogs present The Everly Brothers Experience based on the famous duo that recorded 21 studio albums, sold more than 60 million records worldwide and had over 30 Billboard top -100 singles. The five-piece band features drums, electric guitar, bass and two singing brothers. Tickets are $30.

’80s Night — Third Rail Rebel with Ernie Thiel

7:30 p.m. | The Press, 1009 Lincoln Ave.

Dance and sing with Ernie Thiel and his band, with songs that will take you back to the ’80s. Free.

Envy Alo Live

9:30 p.m. | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Envy Alo takes the stage for a “cookin’ boogaloo party.” There will be a $5 cover.

Trout Steak Revival

10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve weekend with Trout Steak Revival. Tickets are $15 in advance.

MONDAY, DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve North Routt Snowshoe Tour

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | U.S. Forest Service Building, 925 Weiss Drive

This moderately strenuous snowshoe tour will take place in North Routt. The trail will be selected closer to the program date to choose the best area for snow conditions. Registration is required; visit yampatika.org to sign up. Cost is $50.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

5:30 p.m. | Steamboat Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

The Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School treats tourists and locals to a spectacular on-snow parade down the mountain lit only by torches for this New Year’s Eve event. Start time is determined by sunset. In conjunction with the torchlight parade, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening. The show is free and great for all ages.

New Year’s Eve Comedy

7 to 10 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Finish 2018 off right with some side-splitting humor from local comedians. Tickets are $15.

New Year’s Eve with The Brian Smith Band

9 p.m. | The Press, 1009 Lincoln Ave.

The Brian Smith Band will host a New Year’s Eve party. Free.

Yampy’s New Years Eve Party

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Yampy’s, 910 Yampa St Unit 107

Ring in the New Year with Yampy’s, which is also giving away free bubbly to those 21 and older who will be there celebrating. The event is free.

Amoramora New Year’s Eve

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Amoramora is back in town for New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $20.

Eufórquestra NYE Show

10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Ring in 2019 with a Champagne toast at midnight with Eufórquestra. This is a 21 and older show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

TUESDAY, JAN. 1

First Day Hike at the Park

10 a.m. | Yampa River State Park, 6185 West U.S. Highway 40, Hayden

Ring in the new year with a First Day Hike at Yampa River State Park. Hikers will be guided on a hike around the Yampa River Headquarters Nature Trail, beginning at 10 a.m. There may also be an opportunity for visitors to ice skate on the park’s ice skating rink. Make sure to bring winter clothes and bring snowshoes depending on the weather. Free event with a valid state parks pass.

Hike at Stagecoach

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Stagecoach State Park, 25500 Routt County Road 14, Oak Creek

This all-ages, guided snowshoe hike will go along the Stagecoach Reservoir. Meet at the Arrowhead Group Picnic Area. Limited loaner snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free event with a valid state parks pass.

Tracking the New Year

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | U.S. Forest Service building, 925 Weiss Drive

This is a moderately strenuous snowshoe tour. The trail will be selected closer to the program date to choose the best area for snow conditions. Cost is $40.

New Year Gong Immersion and Kirtan

5:30 to 7 p.m. | Neptune Healing & Float Spa, 941 Lincoln Ave., Suite 200e2.

Start the New Year with ease, balance, intention and harmony through the vibration of sound using gongs, chanting and the harmonium. Cost is $23.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.


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