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New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Parties

December 31 @ 5:30 pm

(Photo/Doug Jones)

There is something special about ringing in New Year’s Eve in the Butte.  The cozy venues, snow covered paradise, and joyous mood around town make this a memorable evening. Need a place to stay for NYE? The Nordic Inn has specials, free parking, and is conveniently located on the mountain.

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CBMR Torchlight Parade

This party is huge! The skiers (holding torches) and fireworks can be seen from nearly anywhere in the vicinity, but feel free to check out the party going on at Butte 66 (the BEST view). Starting around 5:30 CBMR will have live music and drink specials all night long!

Reservations and Cover Charge Required

Magic Meadows Yurt Party

If cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing) to your party in the middle of the woods sounds like your cup of tea, don’t miss this memorable event.  Taking place at a yurt located a couple miles up the Slate River valley, a $175 cover includes a trail pass, beer, wine, and a celebratory toast at midnight with high-energy music. The party starts at 10pm. For more info, CLICK HERE

Apres at the Umbrella Bar, 5 – 8pm

Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar while watching the fireworks display. Appetizers, champagne, and dessert will have you feeling festive while celebrating the new year. Additional beverages will be available to purchase. $50/person – space is limited. Tickets available soon!

New Years Eve Dinner and Party at BONES, 7pm – 1am 

Begin your evening with a sensational 5 course dinner and continue the night with a 1980’s dance party featuring Denver DJ Bobby C & DJ KEV, performing a full audio/visual DJ set. Open Bar all night long! Reserve your dinner table or just the party ticket now!! Locals tickets available until December 15th. VIP Dinner + Late Night $125-$175/ person     Late Night Party $50/person 10pm-1am open bar.

Additional Venues

These are just a few events to highlight. There will be parties everywhere, walk Elk and you’ll find your spot!

  • Dogwood Cocktail Cabin – Masquerade Party 5pm – 2018! Drink specials all night.
  • Montanya Distillers – Celebrate New Year’s Eve early downtown. Drinks start flowing early with live music from 6 to 9pm.
  • Princess Wine Bar – Enjoy an evening of classy cocktails and wine before you hit the town
  • The Eldo (Elk Ave Brewery) – New Year’s Eve Bash, live music
  • The Talk of the Town – Have your dancing shoes ready because the booze will be flowing until the early morning
  • Secret Stash – Grab some pizza for dinner and drinks downstairs for a throw down at the Red Room


Just a friendly reminder that there is FREE transportation around Crested Butte, so there is no excuse for drinking and driving. Check out the bus schedules and taxi information to plan accordingly!

Featured Lodging

Nordic Inn

14 Treasury Rd, Mt. CB  •  Map
(970) 349-5542  •   Website

Features: Hot tub • WiFi • Pet friendly • Continental Breakfast • Free Mountain Parking

Having just undergone a recent renovation, this inn greets you with a big fireplace in the lobby and modern decor in the rooms.  Located on the mountain, down the street from the slopes, the Nordic moniker is not just referring to skiing either.  Guest rooms have a Scandinavian theme, some with hardwood floors and ceilings.  There are ADA designated rooms available as well.


December 31
5:30 pm
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort
10 Crested Butte Way
Crested Butte, 81224 United States
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