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Steamboat Springs Ski Resort’s Snow-Sational New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Before the curtain falls on the holiday season in Steamboat Springs, the whole community gathers together for an iconic annual celebration. Both seasoned winter sports enthusiasts, and curious first-timers, are beckoned to this hidden gem town to enjoy the unrivaled magic of a New Year Eve 2023-24 at Steamboat Springs.

Much like the authentic Western legacy woven into the fabric of Steamboat’s holiday festivities, the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration is rooted in tradition and community spirit. With its historic ranching origins, to the newly enhanced ski resort, Steamboat Springs has long embraced a strong sense of togetherness throughout the month of December. 

Now, as the countdown to the New Year begins, we’re giving you an exclusive lowdown on how to make the most of this remarkable once-a-year experience.


New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Light Up Snow Cat Parade 2023

Four snow cats light up the dark on Mt Werner

The only way to kick off your New Year’s Eve celebrations in Steamboat Springs is by joining the whole community at Mt Werner Circle for the Light Up Snow Cat parade!

As you stand alongside friendly Steamboat locals at the bottom of a magnificent slope, you’ll look skywards to the peak of the mountain. Before your very eyes, a transcendent display of lights will adorn the mountain ridge.

At first, a cloud of color will appear like a remarkable celestial phenomena. Your eyes will soon adjust and start to make out the shape of skiers carrying torches gliding down the slope. A group of hulking great Snow Cats bedecked with vibrant lights will enter the scene, heralding the arrival of an enchanting fireworks display.

Of course, at the heart of this spellbinding parade is the people. The sound of this eager crowd at the foot of the mountain, roaring with cheers and celebration, is almost as enrapturing as the parade itself. Despite being in such a large gathering of people, you won’t feel lost or nameless. Instead, you’ll feel part of something bigger than yourself – the Steamboat community.

December 31, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

2305 Mt. Werner Circle. Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487

Discover more about the New Year’s Eve fireworks and light up snow cat parade.


New Year’s Eve Dining Experiences

An elegant looking meal on a table surrounded by glasses

To warm up after watching real-life-magic on the slopes, make your way to one of Steamboat’s luxurious dining establishments. From intimate local bars, to sophisticated kitchens serving locally sourced food, we believe that Steamboat Springs provides visitors with truly unforgettable New Year’s Eve dining experiences.

A short distance from the New Year’s Eve parade are three remarkable restaurants where you can refuel for the exciting night ahead. We recommend booking in advance, as reservations go quickly this time of year!

Stoker Bar & Restaurant is located inside Thunderhead Lodge at the top of the Steamboat Gondola, overlooking the Yampa Valley. This cozy establishment offers a large range of beers, wines, soft drinks, and exceptional food.

The Cabin at The Steamboat Grand is known for its fresh food, local ingredients, and remarkable interiors that bring the outside, inside! New Year’s Eve will feel like a true celebration as the exceptionally helpful and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than Cafe Diva. Offering an exclusive New Year’s Eve menu featuring naturally raised meats, sustainably sourced seafood, and produce from small family farms, this is the go-to spot for discerning foodies and wine connoisseurs.


Where to Countdown to Midnight on New Year’s Eve

Two hands clink champagne glasses together

After a delicious meal at one of Steamboat Springs’ finest eateries, it’ll be time to put your glad rags on. Trust us, you’ve not experienced a truly magical New Year’s countdown until you’ve celebrated with Steamboat locals. Nowhere else in Colorado rings in the New Year quite like us!

Schmiggity’s Bar invites you to a vibrant New Year’s dance party featuring the best electronic acts in the country. There’ll be no stopping you once you get moving! Tickets start at $30.

Enjoy a locally sourced craft beer at The Barley Tap and Tavern. You’ll be welcomed by a friendly team who believe in serving the Steamboat Springs community through friendly hospitality, good beer, and crafty local libations. Toast to 2024 with a glass of prosecco and many new friends!


New Year’s Day Events

A skier walks towards snow covered trees in Steamboat

If ‘spend more time outdoors’ is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, there’s no better place to spend January 1st than Steamboat Springs. Aside from all the usual winter adventures, opportunities to connect with nature, and exciting new amenities at the Steamboat Ski Resort, the first day of 2024 features a range of thrilling events to help you start the year as you mean to go on.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city with the Steamboat Springs Shuffle Scavenger Hunt. This family-friendly interactive game will have you walking or driving to various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone!

Enjoy a relaxed snowshoe hike along the Tombstone trail for the First Day Hike at Steamboat Lake. There’s nothing more quintessentially Steamboat than starting off 2024 meandering through a majestic winter wonderland. Spend time with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, and enjoy a delicious hot drink at the end of the hike.


Year-Round Events in Steamboat Springs

The locals here in Steamboat love sharing their ski town traditions with visitors. As the community gathers for yet another unforgettable New Year’s celebration, the abundance of events truly showcase this town’s vibrant array of restaurants, bars, and outdoor adventures.

But, if you thought the New Year was jam-packed with excitement, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Steamboat Ski Resort, and the winder Steamboat Springs community, boast a year-round calendar of vibrant events. From lively rodeos, outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, and more, Steamboat Springs beckons visitors with activities for every month of the year.


The Astrid’s Upcoming Events

At The Astrid, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with local events, and handpicking the very best ones to share with our exclusive community. We also love to extend personalized invitations to our own private events.

From VIP parties, to customized private tours, The Astrid’s exclusive community are the first (and often, only) people to receive a much-coveted invitation. We invite you to join our community of discerning travelers today, because we’d hate for you to miss out on enjoying The Astrid’s private experiences.

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