Telluride Rings in 2013!

Mon Dec. 31, 2012

Like many holidays and events, Telluride has its own special way to ring in the New Year.
In Telluride we kick-off the celebrations with our annual torchlight parade and firework display. Telluride’s finest ski instructors and ski patrol will be skiing down the mountain at dusk while carrying lit batons between their frozen gloves. The snow and the night sky will be illuminated in red and orange hues as the skiers zigzag their way down the steep ski slopes. Spectators can view this exciting scene either in the Town of Telluride or in the Mountain Village.
Immediately following the torchlight parade, local volunteer firefighters set off dozens of fireworks in the Mountain Village. Thunderous bangs will echo through the surrounding valleys as the cold night sky lights up in streams of color. After the festivities finish, visitors and locals alike will make their way to the bustling restaurants, bars, and shops in town.
Shortly before midnight, hundreds of people gather in front of the courthouse to help countdown to the New Year. This year, a special in-town firework display will be added to the festivities. A few minutes before midnight, turn your gaze to the east where the end of this magical box-canyon will provide a truly magnificent setting for this firework display. Once the final illumination recedes, grab your special someone to steal a kiss when the clock strikes midnight!
From all of us at the Hotel Columbia, we wish you an enjoyable New Year’s Eve and a Happy 2013!