Looking for a fun, snowy way to ring in the New Year? Ski areas around the Twin Cities have you covered.
At Afton Alps, you can ski or ride until midnight, and take in a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. The Highlands area will open for the season at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with chair 13 put into service.
Buck Hill will be open until midnight for skiing and riding, and its snow tubing chutes will be open as well. Be prepared to bring some extra cash, as your lift ticket isn’t valid for the tubing area. But sliding down out of control on a tube is a fun diversion.
Wild Mountain has a party, with a dinner included, at its snow tubing area. (Register here). Skiing and riding is available until 10 p.m.
Trollhaugen keeps the fun going until 3:00 a.m. Saturday. As a bonus, its glade area is now open.There will also be a free concert in the lounge.
Welch Village has a torchlight parade at 6:30 p.m., with fireworks at 7:00 p.m. The wheels will keep turning until 10:00 p.m.