Alta’s annual torchlight parade is an event not to be missed. It’s the one and only time each season you get to ski Alta at night. This year a few changes have been made. As opposed to bringing a can of food to be donated to the Utah Food Bank a $10 lift ticket must be purchased (all proceeds go to the Utah Food Bank). Check out the full list of details below:
Celebrate the coming of the New Year! Torchlight Parade and bonfire.
$10 entry fee. Tickets available at both the Wildcat and Albion ticket offices and at the Skier Services desk between December 27th and December 31st. On December 31st tickets will be available prior to the parade at the Wildcat Ticket Office until 5 PM.
we now stage a more free-flowing event with no formal start time. Hopefully this minimizes the cold waiting time once skiers get off the lift and allows families to participate and to be at the base to watch fireworks and enjoy time by the fire.
Participants can begin loading the Collins lift at 5:15 pm and will ski down from the angle station to the Wildcat base. Adults will be given a torch but children will need to carry their own headlamp or flashlight as well as be accompanied by an adult. No open containers will be allowed on the lift and skiers should be at least an intermediate level. Come celebrate the end of 2013 and ring in the beginning of another great season at Alta!
This past Tuesday (1/15) Alta celebrated it’s 75th Anniversary. It was a great event filled with fireworks, bonfires, smores, and a torchlight parade. Not sure if the cold temperatures scared people away but very few actually showed up to celebrate a great moment in Alta history. Big or small the party still went on and was a great time for those involved. A big thank you to Alta for helping us celebrate the mountain we all love. Here’s to another 75 years filled with deep powder and a fantastic community.
This year’s torchlight parade was changed up a bit from previous years in a good way. Instead of taking the Wildcat lift Alta decided to use the Collins lift and unload skiers at midway. Lifties started loading skiers at 5:15pm and once on top participants were able to immediately grab their torches and ski down at their leisure. It took a while to load everyone by two’s but I thought the new system worked great. The fireworks were awesome and people were in good spirits all night. Thanks again to Alta for putting on another great torchlight event. Here’s to another great year of shredding pow in the most beautiful place on earth.