Mellow time can be had by all at Kirkwood |

Mellow time can be had by all at Kirkwood

Tribune Staff Report

For Lake Tahoe residents looking for a more mellow New Year’s Eve celebration than what Stateline will probably offer, Kirkwood Ski Resort has an alternative.

Residents and visitors are invited to gather around a bonfire today at about 5:30 p.m., watch a parade of skiers descend the mountain with torches and then witness a fireworks show.

A similar event was held Dec. 26 at the mountain.

“It’s a good way to celebrate New Year’s,” said Nicole Belt, Kirkwood marketing coordinator. “It’s kind of a friendly, family atmosphere. The fireworks on the 26th were amazing. It’s a good show. The celebration at Stateline is pretty crazy. This is a little more mellow way to celebrate New Year’s.”

Unlike the Dec. 26 celebration, tonight’s fireworks will be followed by a party at Kirkwood at Zak’s Bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with dancing and live music.

The event is open to the public.

Kirkwood will be offering a variety of programs on Jan. 1, 2 and 3, including cross-country skiing events and technical workshops.

Kirkwood Cross-Country now has 90 percent of its terrain open with 70 kilometers of groomed trails with skating lanes.

For additional information about the Kirkwood Ski Resort’s weekend events, call (209) 258-7245.

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