New Year's Eve in Vail is a blast! I have been in Vail, Colorado for New Years sporadically from the ages of 7 to 23. Without a doubt, I have enjoyed my time in Vail for New Years over anywhere else. With so much to do in Vail, it is extremely difficult to find yourself not having a good time.
When I was just 7 years of age, my two older brothers and I had the unique opportunity to be apart of a kid's event where we skied down Vail mountain illuminated with glow sticks on New Year's Eve. We did this other kids our age along with our Ski School instructors. If you wish to participate, the even is called the Torchlight Parade beginning at 6:15pm at Golden Peak. That single memory will remain with me for the rest of my life and was just the beginning to my New Year's extravaganzas here in Vail.
Last year was my first year "of age" for New Years in Vail. Let me tell you, it is something you have to experience yourself. Out with family and friends, we ventured to the Vail Village where we made our way from one bar to the next. We started at Bol; an over-the-top bowling alley where you can find delicious appetizers along with extraordinary service from their staff. After Bol, we made our way to Vendetta's. Vendetta's has two floors with a large balcony. I would recommend this bar if you are looking for a young crowd. Downstairs, the DJ electrified the dance floor with music while, upstairs, you could have an actual conversation while devouring some of the best pizza on the planet.
With it being Vail's 50th Anniversary, this year's New Year's Eve in Vail will be epic! People from all over the world will be in attendance. At 6:15pm, the night will kick off with a firework display at Golden Peak. There will be a Family New Year's Celebration from 7-9pm at Adventure Ridge followed by the Vail New Year's Eve at the Dobson Arena. This will extend beyond 1:30am and will be hosted by DJ Logic.
If you are debating on what to do for New Years 2013, make your way to Vail, Colorado. Whether you are looking for an epic night out with friends or a fun-filled night with family; Vail is the place to be!