Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Powderhorn Ski, Varaison Vineyards Plan New Year's Eve Bashes

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Powderhorn Ski, Varaison Vineyards Plan New Year's Eve Bashes

So what's going on in Palisade and Grand Junction, Colorado on New Year's Eve? Celebrate the New Year with some revelries not too far from the hotel. Both Varaison Vineyards and Powderhorn Ski Resort are offering premium events near the Wine Country Inn:

At Varaison Vineyards, they're offering their First Annual New Year's Eve Gala, 7 pm - 1 am. For $149 per couple, revelers receive five gourmet courses, two dessert courses, four wines, champagne toast and valet parking. For reservations, call 970-464-4928.

This is what they're saying over at the Grand Junction Free Press:

"Powderhorn Ski Resort’s New Year’s Eve events start immediately after lifts close at 4 p.m."

"At that time, Vintage Voltage, a band that plays ‘60s to contemporary rock, will play at the day lodge, said Do Crowe, business services officer at Powderhorn."

"After the sun sets, ski instructors, patrol and others will take a ride up to the top of the mountain and then slowly ski down carrying lit flares, Crowe said."

“They snake down the ski run with lit torches, and in the end, we go through the ring of fire,” Crowe said. “It’s all flamey and fun.”

"After the crew douses the flames, a fireworks display takes over the sky."

'At 8 p.m., when Vintage Voltage winds down, live music flares up next door at the Wildewood Restaurant with Jimmy and the Instagators (“Yep, that’s how they spell it,” Crowe said.)"

"The Wildewood Restaurant will serve up gourmet food to the music."

"Reservations are suggested for the buffet, which includes rosemary chicken, London broil, shrimp, vegetables, bread, and dessert. The buffet price of $29.95 does not include drinks. The buffet runs from 5-7:30 p.m."

"Then, the restaurant offers three different price levels of champagne, ranging from $15 to $50, Crowe said."

"This is the first year Powderhorn offers music immediately when the lifts close, Crowe said."

“It’s nice to have some fun music right from the get-go,” she said."

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