RING IT IN! | New Year's Eve 2022 at Utah Ski Resorts

By Local Lexi Dec 20, 2022
Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 at one of Utah's many ski area New Year's Eve celebrations. Start the new year with our record-breaking snowpack!
RING IT IN! | New Year's Eve 2022 at Utah Ski Resorts


There's no better way to welcome 2023 than on snow with rosy cheeks. Check out the star-studded lineup of activities at Utah's ski resorts! Pick your favorite spot, pack your bags and prepare to ring in 2023. With record-breaking snowfall and all 15 ski areas open, there's much to celebrate in Utah. The state currently sits at 150-200% of our median snowpack comprised of The Greatest Snow on Earth® when compared to our mid-December average. We hope to see you slopeside soon!


Alta Ski Area
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Back after a Covid-related hiatus, the visually dramatic and exciting torchlight parade down Alta's quintessential High Boy (or High Rustler) ski run is finally back! Enjoy the sight of ski patrol and the Alf Engen Alta Ski School instructors whisk brilliant red flares down the steep slope in the dusky gloom. It's a sight! A firework show will accompany the action at this family-friendly event. 

Skiers can get in on the action by riding the Wildcat Chairlift and participating in the public Torchlight Parade from the Collins Angle Station back down to the Wildcat Base Area. Dress incredibly warm for this special tradition! Afterward, there will be bonfires and fireworks from the Town of Alta and Alta Ski Area. Note that torchlight lift tickets will be limited to the first 500 skiers. Tickets are free for Alta season passholders or $10 for the general public. NO BEGINNER SKIERS WILL BE PERMITTED as skiing in low light conditions will be required. Please bring your own flashlight or headlamp. 

Festivities begin at 5:15pm on December 31.

Brian Head Resort
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Revel amongst the red rocks at Brian Head Resort's roster of New Year's Eve festivities. 
From 6–7 p.m. guests can enjoy a torchlight parade from the base of the Giant Steps lift. The Last Chair Grill in the Giant Steps Lodge will be hosting a decadent buffet dinner from 7–9 p.m. featuring prime rib, lobster bisque, chicken marsala, whiskey salmon and a plethora of savory sides. Cost is $75 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under; do make reservations via Brian Head's website

After dinner at the Last Chair Grill & Brews, don a mask for the Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Groove to live music, compete in the costume contest and indulge in a champagne toast at midnight. This event is family-friendly. 

Cherry Peak Resort
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Check Cherry Peak's event page for more info as December 31 approaches. 

Deer Valley Resort

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If swanky and stylish is your vibe then Deer Valley Resort will deliver. After a day of skiing some of their perfectly sculpted slopes, catch the Brews & Tunes Aprés Series from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on the upstairs outdoor deck at First Tracks Kitchen. Mountain Town Music will be grooving and the kitchen will be whipping up tasty treats and adult beverages. 

Next up is the annual spectacle of the Torchlight Parade down the Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain just behind the Snow Park Lodge. The parade will commence around 6 p.m. (dusk) and guests may enjoy the scene with complimentary hot chocolate, cider and cookies from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


For the night owls, there's the New Year's Eve Party at Cast & Cut in the Snow Park Lodge. This exclusive event is for guests who want to dance the night away with The Spazmatics, a full bar, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and light culinary fare.

Dinner Reservations | 6 p.m.
Dancing & DAOU Lounge | 8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Dancing: $495 per person
DAOU Lounge and Dancing: $425 per person
Dancing Only: $350 per person

Nordic Valley
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Nordic Valley will be going BIG on the big night; it'll be the place to be in Ogden Valley. Take in the torchlight parade, fireworks and live music until midnight in the Old Barn! Cap off the daylight hours with night skiing and check out the jam-packed schedule of events below. Live music is free and will feature a number of beloved local bands. Beer, hard seltzer, soda floats and late night snacks will be on offer. 

  • Night Skiing: 3–7 p.m.
  • Torchlight Parade Check-in & Waiver Signing: 7 p.m.
  • Live Music – Cardinal Bloom: 7–8 p.m.
  • Kids Torchlight Ceremony @ Beginner Area: 7:30 p.m.
  • Second Musical Act – Imag!nary Friendz: 8:15–9:30 p.m.
  • Adult Torchlight Ceremony @ Apollo: 8:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 8:45 p.m.
  • Third Act – The Boomers: 9:45–10:45 p.m.
  • Fourth Act – Compass Rose 11 p.m.–12 a.m.


Park City Mountain

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2022 will end at the Canyons Village with live music and fireworks at Park City Mountain. A few musical acts will include DJ Don, Freida and the Feel Goodz and RATZ followed by a fireworks display from 12–8 p.m. 

Powder Mountain
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At Powder Mountain, the last day of December is all about the aprés hours. Catch Cory Mon in the Powder Keg from 3–6 p.m. Après at Bower Lodge runs from 3–10 p.m. and includes a new yet quintessential dining experience with an eclectic menu, craft cocktails and live music. 

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Enjoy the reverberation of Alphorns against the granite crags of Big Cottonwood Canyon with a concert of traditional European woodwinds. An hour-long magic show for children will follow before the annual torchlight parade. Guests are welcome to watch the synchronized team of Solitude Mountain employees descend the mountain around dusk to be capped off with a firework celebration. The torchlight parade will begin around 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 

  • 3–4 p.m. - Alphorn Concert in the Village followed by a concert at Moonbeam
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. - Magic Show at Last Chance Lodge
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. - Food and Beverage available for purchase
  • 6:30 p.m. Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks

Snowbasin Resort
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For the early aprés hours, catch the Tim Daniels Trio in the Cinnabar at Snowbasin Resort. This family-friendly zone offers delicious food, craft cocktails and libations inside Earl's Lodge from 3:30-6 p.m.

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Snowbird always cranks up the energy for New Year's Eve. Say farewell to 2022 on the Snowbird Plaza Deck. Guests can enjoy the torchlight parade followed by a firework show from 6–6:30 p.m. Hot cocoa and fire pits will be blazing from 6–7 p.m. 

For guests 21+ there will be live music in the Aerie Lounge from 7–10 p.m. featuring Michael Barclay.

Sundance Mountain Resort
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The charming Owl Bar at Sundance Mountain Resort will host live music with Michelle Moonshine & Co. for the Rhinestone Cowboy NYE. Tunes and craft cocktails will be flowing from 8–11 p.m. 

If you require a hangover cure on January 1, consider Sunday Brunch at the Foundry Grill. This highly acclaimed brunching experience features a rotating menu and an extravagant array of breakfast food, weekly specials, carving stations, made-to-order omelets and fresh pastries. Reservations will be necessary!