Start the new year right in Snowmass
Ringing in the new year in Snowmass Village? Despite popular belief, you don’t have to go into Aspen to find a party. You also don’t have to start the new year in the red. Here’s a sampler of what’s going on in Snowmass Village:
Base Camp Bar and Grill annually holds a New Year’s Eve celebration that packs both its floors with revelers. At $10, it’s an affordable alternative to the other parties in Aspen and Snowmass.
“We try to give people an affordable option to hang out on New Year’s Eve,” said co-owner David Dugan. “It’s been pretty popular.”
That affordability draws a big crowd. This year, the party will have a DJ, champagne toast and drink specials. Base Camp will also offer a limited menu late into the night. Call 970-923-6000.
The classy crowd
For a more elegant celebration, head to The Artisan at Stonebridge Inn. There will be two servings of a five-course dinner, one at 5 p.m. for $90 and one at 8 p.m. for $120, which includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The annual party at the Artisan is highly attended by both locals and visitors.
Another option is the Sage Restaurant at the Snowmass Club, which serves two seatings of a five-course dinner that includes lamb rack, beef tenderloin and Arctic char for entrees. Cost is $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers.
Reservations are required. Call 866-924-0501 for the Artisan or 970-923-5600 for the Snowmass Club.
Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Camp Smashbox. Young attendees will paint glow-in-the-dark T-shirts and count down to midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Drop-off is between 6 and 7 p.m., and pickup is at 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Cost is $150 for one child and $75 for siblings. RSVP to adam@campsmash box.com.
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