New Year’s Eve & Holiday Fun

        Start 2020 a little closer to the stars, with fun New Year’s celebrations in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Escape to North America’s highest city for New Year’s parties, dinners, skiing, and more!

        New Year’s Eve Celebrations

        Tuesday, Dec. 31

        Join a New Year’s Eve celebration at Ski Cooper on Dec. 31, 2019. Check back soon for details! In years past, this event has included a torchlight ski parade.

        Enjoy New Year’s Eve at FREIGHT, with the band Groovespeak (7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Or dress up for a New Year’s Masquerade with the band Horizon Line, at The Scarlet (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.).

        Slip in to the New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Popup Bar at Treeline Kitchen, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Welcome the New Year with friends, specialty cocktails, small bites, music, photo opps, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight!

        On New Year’s Eve, savor a Bayou Buffet at the Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon!

        More Ways to Celebrate

        Ski Cooper

        To celebrate the holidays, bring the whole family to Ski Cooper! It’s known for its laid-back, family-friendly vibe and affordable prices. This year, Cooper is introducing 19 new double black diamond runs. Cooper is now open 7 days a week. The new Tennessee Creek Basin is expected to open by Christmas. Just as soon as this steep terrain fills with all-natural snow!

        Mountaintop Yurt Dinners at Ski Cooper

        Take a snowcat ride to the top of Cooper for a delicious gourmet meal in a cozy yurt atop Ski Cooper. Enjoy a pairing of locally sourced ingredients and local wines served by candlelight. Then hop the snowcat back to the base. It’s an unforgettable experience! Dinners take place every Saturday night through March.

        Ski-In Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts at Tennessee Pass

        Tennessee Pass is now open for the winter season! For a special holiday treat, cross-country ski or snowshoe a mile to this unique, off-grid cookhouse. Then enjoy a delicious four-course gourmet meal. You’ll feast on local ingredients, with a well-chosen wine list. Or come for lunch Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season.

        For a memorable holiday getaway, book a luxury sleep yurt for the night. Stay warm and comfortable with soapstone wood stoves, down comforters, handcrafted log beds, and kitchenettes. Passes to 27 km of groomed cross-country ski and fat biking trails come with the yurt, and you can rent your equipment there.

        Shop Local

        Shop small! This holiday, shop for unique, locally made gifts that your friends and family will love, while supporting independently owned stores. Leadville offers a quiet, historic setting, far from the crowds at the mall.

        Relax and Stay a While!

        Build a weekend around your holiday fun! In the highest-elevation city in North America, fresh snow and gingerbread-style Victorian houses put you in the holiday spirit. Affordable prices leave more in your wallet for holiday gifts.

        For a peaceful escape from the holiday rush, book a stay in a B&B, hotel or motel, or vacation rental. Relax in our quiet, small town. Enjoy great dining; stellar skiing; and a full array of winter sports, from dogsledding to ice skating to sledding and ziplining, and everything in between.

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