On the mountain, in town and around the county, visitors and locals alike have oodles of options for ringing in the New Year on Friday. Make sure to keep an eye on Mt. Werner for the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at 7 p.m. – skiers will stream down the mountain, torches in hand, in this spectacle accompanied by a fireworks show. Beyond that, look to these resources for a rundown of evening activities:

www.steamboatchamber.com – Rely on the Chamber’s event and community calendars for updated information on family-friendly activities, signature festivals, business events and more happening throughout the year. Follow this link to the calendar: http://goo.gl/ArGn3

www.steamboat.com – For more information about the Torchlight Parade and other Ski Area-sponsored activities, visit the official website of the Steamboat Ski Area.

www.steamboatpilot.com, www.steamboatlocal.org, or www.steamboattonight.com – Several Chamber member businesses maintain entertainment and community calendars online. Go to any of the above links, navigate to Dec. 31, and find loads of options for New Year’s Eve festivities.

- Check out the nightlife category at www.steamboatchamber.com/info/businesssearch.asp -- Did you know the Chamber website features a searchable directory of local businesses? Follow the link here, click “arts/culture,” and then “nightlife.” There, you’ll find dozens of local business listings, with links to individual websites and events calendars.

Here’s to a safe New Year’s Eve (take a minute to see the City bus schedule here: http://goo.gl/iGAFB), and a healthy and happy New Year!

Margaret Hair Administrative coordinator, SSCRA