Canyons ready to welcome New Year’s with a blast |

Canyons ready to welcome New Year’s with a blast

Scott Iwasaki

Canyons Resort’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration is a tradition that runs all day long.

"It’s for the people who are on the slopes or just hanging around in the base area," said Caitlin Martz, the resort’s communication specialist. "We have many events going on into New Years."

The day starts at 9 a.m. with Jibbin’ for Juniors that runs until 5 p.m. on the Ski Beach.

"This is a regular event that we run throughout the season, and this one will be the first of the year," Martz said. "It’s a mini, shredding-park setup and is open to any kids who want to come check out and experience the rails and boxes while their parents and families watch."

During that time, a group of EpicMix photographers will roam the Resort Village for pictures.

"They will have a bunch of props people can use in the photos," Martz said.

The fun and games continue with snowman-making kits, snow graffiti demos and sledding for kids and adults.

"These events are open to anyone who wants to join in on the fun," she said.

Canyons’ après scene will begin at 3 p.m. with live music at the Red Tail Grill.

"If you haven’t tried their margaritas, you should," Martz said.

Since New Year’s Eve falls on a Wednesday, the resort’s avalanche-rescue dogs will make an appearance at 4:30 p.m.

"They always come to the Village on Wednesdays, so this year, they will be an added attraction," Martz explained. "They are always popular with the kids."

At 5 p.m., the George T. Gregory Band will hit the Village stage.

"This is something new that we’re offering," Martz explained. "They will play until 7 p.m."

Another returning tradition is Canyons’ torchlight parade.

"Our ski school instructors will ski down the base of Doc’s Run to the ski beach," Martz said. "We’re bringing it back after not doing it for a while. And it’s always a popular scene."

Rounding off the night for families will be Canyons’ fireworks display at 7:30 p.m.

"This is something that we love to put on every year," Martz said. "I don’t know how many fireworks we shoot off, but it’s huge and it’s the only New Year’s Eve fireworks in Park City."

All the events, up to and including the fireworks, are free and open to the public, according to Martz.

"We welcome anyone who wants to come celebrate during the day," she said.

After the fireworks show, the resort’s New Year’s Eve celebration will begin and run until 1 a.m. in the Grand Summit Hotel.

"This is basically a party where we offer a buffet and present the Cirque du New Year’s performers and hand out party favors," Martz said. "We will have a live DJ and dancing."

The celebration doesn’t end there.

"In addition to the New Year’s Eve party, the Grand Summit Hotel will offer a New Year’s Day brunch," Martz said. "It’s a great way for everyone to welcome in the New Year."

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party are $119 for adults and $70 for children ages 14 and younger. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day brunch are $139 for adults and $89 for children.

Tickets are available by visiting .

"The holidays are an amazing time at Canyons," Martz said. "We have a ton of guests who are with us celebrating these times with friends and families. And we just want to add to everything with what we have to offer."

For more information about Canyons Resort’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations, visit