Canyons Village at Park City prepares for annual New Year’s Eve festivities
For many people, New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and come up with goals or resolutions for the year ahead.
It’s also a time to celebrate new beginnings, with parties that usually include friends, families, food, champagne and a countdown at midnight.
At Canyons Village at Park City, the New Year’s Eve celebration is an all-day event with activities that start in the afternoon, according to Vail’s Park City events team in an email interview with The Park Record.
The day will begin with a snow play, featuring snowman-making kits and snow graffiti.
"We will have the snow play area in the Village from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.," the team said.
The schedule will then proceed as follows:
In addition to these activities, Canyons Village at Park City EpicMix program will be in full swing and resort visitors, through the EpicMix app, will be able to track their on-mountain accomplishments, vertical feet and win pins.
Digital pins are awarded for a wide range of challenges including vertical feet, chairlift sequences and terrain, number of days on the hill, having a photo taken and multi-resort check-ins, according to Canyons Village at Park City and Park City Mountain website — parkcitymountain.com. More information can also be found at EpicMix.com.
"Challenges aren’t only for expert skiers and riders," according to at statement posted on parkcitymountain.com. "There is a challenge for guests of all ages and ability levels. Guests log into any one of the various EpicMix channels (app, mobile web, desktop) and select challenges based on difficulty (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert), type (vertical feet, lift rides, days on mountain) and length (day, multi-day, season). Guests can join public challenges or invite friends and family to join a challenge."
The program also includes professional photographers who will be roaming the resort from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
"Free on-mountain photos that are available through the free EpicMix iOS or Android app can be shared or downloaded for $50," according to the website.
Capping off the celebrations will be the fireworks at 7:30 p.m. While that seems early, this tradition has always given families with younger children a chance to enjoy New Year’s Eve without having to stay up too late.
For those who want to stay up late, Canyons Village at Park City New Year’s Celebration will continue at the Kokopelli Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel.
The gala will start immediately following the fireworks, Vail’s Park City events team said in its email.
The event will feature a buffet dinner, a live DJ and a lit-up dance floor.
"The theme is Disco Fever," the team said.
Tickets are $159 for adults and $69 for children. The tickets can be purchased through Vail’s reservations line at 844-234-2970.
Although the New Year’s Eve party at Canyons will end at 1 a.m., Vail will offer more events on New Year’s Day at both Canyons Village at Park City and Park City Mountain.
The schedule is as follows:
For more information, visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/events.
More New Year’s Eve parties in Park City
While Canyons Village at Park City will celebrate New Year’s Eve with activities, fireworks and the Disco Fever ball, other venues will usher in 2016 with parties of their own.
Here is a list of some of the fun:
Summit County Library Director Dan Compton, in charge since 2010, have become and exciting and safe places for the entire community to gather.