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Alta Torchlight Parade
Join us on New Year's Eve for a torchlight parade and fireworks.

The Torchlight Parade has been a long tradition at Alta. Families and friends gather and ride the Collins lift up at nightfall to begin the celebration of another year's end. Because the number of skiers who participate in the parade has grown over the years, 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.

Participating in the Torchlight Parade is an opportunity for you, our skiers to donate to our friends in need through the Utah Food Bank. We will charge all who participate in the parade a minimum donation of $5. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Utah Food Bank. Tickets will be on sale from 8:45 am until 6 pm at the Wildcat Base Ticket Office on December 31st.

The parade descends from the angle station at Collins lift to the Wildcat Base.
  • Start loading Collins lift about 5:15pm. Skiers will get off at the angle station.
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult and have their own headlamps or flashlights. Adults will receive a torch or flare, as supplies permit. Having your own light is a good idea.
  • All participants need to be intermediate level or stronger.
  • Open containers will not be allowed on the lift.
Happy New Year!