Ski Into the Millennium

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A view of the Vail Valley just beyond the crowd at the Pondskimming World Championships.

No plans yet for the Y2K Millennium? Well if the world is going to end what better way to spend it than carving turns at a ski area and singing Auld Lang Syne, as you shush down the slopes.

Well, a few areas will be open at midnight on the 31st so you can ski your way into the next millennium:

Squaw Valley, CAThe steeps of Olympic Valley will help you forget the hype of the Y2K bug. Squaw will have the cable car and terrain parks open until 1 am. and fireworks at midnight at the Broken Arrow. Lift tickets are $20 from 4 pm to 1 am. For more information call 800-545-4350.

Mammoth Mountain, CAParty like its 1999, because Mammoth will have all lighted runs open on Thunder Mountain Express, plus a bonfire and live music. Lift tickets are $20 from 4 pm to 12:30 am. For more information call 888-4-MAMMOTH.

Greek Peak, NYWelcome in the New Year with an ox roast, fireworks, live music, and skiing 'til 1A.M. You can purchase the entire event package for $45 or a lift ticket from 5 pm to 1 am will run ya $38. For more information call: 800-955-2754.

Hawksnest, NCEvery weekend Hawksnest is open for late night skiers and the Y2K Millennium is no exception. You can ski for $25 from 4:30 until 2 am. For more information call: 800-822-4259.

Snowshoe, WVSnowshoe has tons of snow right now and they will be ringing in the new year with on mountain parties and skiing until 1 am. Tickets are $26. For more information call: 304-572-1000.

If you know of any other area where you can ski into the Millennium, please email us: