There is nothing better than being in a ski town during the month of December. The holiday lights glimmering off the snow is stunning and makes you feel as though you are in a Christmas card.
Even for those visiting, the sense of community in these cozy mountain towns makes you feel right at home. No matter where you are in the days leading up to the 25th, you will be sure to see Santa suits all over the slopes.
From torchlight parades to skiing Santas, it seems every resort has something fun planned for the holiday season.
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Santa Ski and Crawl is the big event that happens for the holiday season. On Christmas Eve you will also see Santa in his sleigh getting pulled down the mountain by a snowcat.
WINTER PARK RESORT
The Annual torchlight parade and fireworks takes place right on the mountain. A procession of skiers carve down the mountain while holding glowing torches.
In Mid-December skiers and snowboarder have the opportunity to get a free lift ticket for the day when they come dressed as Santa or Mrs. Claus. Only the first 75 people to arrive in costume at the Garibaldi Lift Company get a free pass.
On the east coast, nobody touches Sunday River in terms of Christmas spirit. So much so that hundreds if not thousands of Santa’s show up annually on December 8th to raise money for The River Fund, a local educational and community based non-profit.
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