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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Ski Country, 2014 Ed.

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Headed to the hills for the 4th of July? We've mapped the best fireworks shows in ski towns from Stowe to Tahoe. Because fire danger in the mountains can kick up at any time, it's a good idea to check with the local visitor's bureau to make sure the shows are still going off as planned (high winds or temperatures can cancel the fireworks). And whether you're camping or staying at one of 38 Essential Ski Town Hotels, be careful out there. Sparklers and dry forests do not mix!

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1. Big Sky Community Park

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Spotted Elk Road, Gallatin National Forest
Big Sky, MT 59716

Put on by the Big Sky Arts Council, the show opens at 6 pm with a bouncy castle and climbing wall for kids, and funk/soul concert by Seattle band Freddy Pink at 7. Fireworks go off at 9.

2. Snow King Mountain

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400 Snow King Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

There are two places to watch fireworks in Jackson Hole, the first at the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson. The Jackson Hole Rodeo will get going at the Teton County Fairgrounds at 8 pm and fireworks start at 10 pm.

3. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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3200 West McCollister Drive, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2292
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The second option for Jackson Hole fireworks is at the Teton Village. Local favorite Mandatory Air will be playing in the Teton Village Commons from 7:00 pm to 10:00, at which ponts the fireworks at the base of JHMR come on.

4. Kings Beach Boardwalk

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8318 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest
Kings Beach, CA 96143

Kings Beach will be throwing down the fireworks at 9:30 pm, with plenty of space on Kings Beach State Park to view the show, although you can pay $15 to watch from a deck party at the North Tahoe Events Center.

5. Tahoe City Commons

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Commons Beach Road, Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Tahoe City's fireworks start at dusk on the 4th and is best seen from Commons Beach - show up early to secure a picnic spot.

6. Incline Beach

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Lakeshore Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

The fireworks off of Incline Village kick off at 9:30 on the 4th, but keep in mind that all Incline's beaches are accesible only by town residents or in-town hotel guests.

7. Truckee

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Donner Pass Road & South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

Truckee will be hosting its 4th of July show on West End Park on the shores of Donner Lake. Expect good ol' fashion potato bag races and pie eating contests during the day, along with concerts before the 9:30 pm fireworks show. If the beach is packed, take to the hills around Donner Lake to view the show from above.

8. South Lake Tahoe

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Lakeview Avenue, Toiyabe National Forest
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-5255
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South Lake's fireworks show starts at 9:45 pm on the 4th, and there are a ton of viewing options. The best view may be out on a boat on the lake, and spots on the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie are available, along with a variety of beachfront viewing locations.

9. The Village At Mammoth

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6201 Minaret Road, Inyo National Forest
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Fireworks will be going down in the Village at 9:15 pm, along with concerts and fire dancing beforehand.

10. Crowley Lake Fish Camp

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1149 South Landing Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-8989 ext. 222.
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Mammoth Lakes' annual fireworks show kicks off at 9:15 on the 4th on Crowley Lake. Live music will be going down on Crowley Lake Fish Camp starting at 4:30. Admission is $25 for cars and $5 for walkers & bikers.

11. Union Arena Community Center

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80 U.S. 4
Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2500
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If you're in the Killington area this 4th of July, stop by the Union Arena in Woodstock for the fireworks, which should go down around 8 pm.

12. Sugarbush Mountain Resort

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Sugarbush Village Road, Green Mountain National Forest
Warren, VT 05674

While 4th of July celebrations will be held during the day in Warren Village proper, the fireworks show will be going off around 9:45 pm at the base of Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak.

13. Mayo Field

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Weeks Hill Road
Stowe, VT 05672

Don't miss Stowe's Fourth of July parade at 1:00 pm along Main Street. Setting up for fireworks begins at 6 pm at Mayo Field.

14. Stratton Mountain Resort

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5 Village Lodge Road, Green Mountain National Forest
Stratton, VT 05155
(800) 787-2886
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Along with gondola rides, hay rides, and live music, Stratton will be hosting fireworks in the base village at 9 pm on Saturday, July 5th.

15. Town Park

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1001 Carriage Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Sugarloaf & the town of Carrabassett Valley will be celebrating the 4th in Town Park with live music starting at 5:30 and fireworks starting around 9 pm.

16. Loring Farr Park

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Jefferson Avenue & 17th Street
Ogden, UT 84404

If you're around Snowbasin or Powder Mountain for the holiday, don't miss the fireworks at 10 pm at Loring Farr Park. Promoters claim it's Utah's biggest fireworks show, but it might not hold a candle to the demolition derby that goes down beforehand.

17. Park City Mountain Resort

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1310 Lowell Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8111
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Park City's fireworks will start at dusk at the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

18. Sandpoint City Beach Park

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Bridge Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Fireworks start at dusk at Sandpoint's City Beach Park on the 4th.

19. Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek Place, White River National Forest
Avon, CO 81620

From noon to 5:00 pm, kids will love Stars, Stripes, and Slides, a festival of slides and bounce houses. Then, fireworks will kick off at the Beaver Creek base area around 9:30 pm.

20. Vail Village

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Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

The annual Vail Fireworks Show takes place at Golden Peak at dusk, which is around 9:30 pm. There's also a huge parade from Golden Peak to Lionshead earlier in the day, at 10:00 am.

21. Howelsen Hill

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Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat celebrates the 4th with the Pro Rodeo Series that kicks off at 6:30 pm at the Romick Arena. The fireworks show starts at 9 pm at the base of the town ski hill, Howelsen Hill.

22. Aspen Mountain

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601 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 80611
(970) 300-7014
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Fireworks will light up the sky around 9:15 pm over Aspen Mountain. The show will be visible from almost any spot in town.

23. Telluride Town Park & Campground

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At dusk, Telluride firefighters shoot off fireworks above Town Park making for a display that you can see from almost anywhere in town. We prefer watching them on a blanket in the park.

24. Riverwalk Center

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150 West Adams Avenue, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-3100
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Breckenridge's fireworks will start at 9:45 pm on the 4th downtown at the Riverwalk Center.

25. Frisco Bay Marina

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902 South Main Street, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424

The town of Frisco lights up the skies over Dillon Reservoir with one of the best shows in Colorado. Start time is 9:30 pm at Frisco Bay Marina, but you can see the fireworks from most places around the lake. Beware of traffic when the show concludes.

26. Grand Lake

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Lake Avenue
Grand Lake, CO 80447

If you're in the Winter Park area this holiday, fireworks will be lighting up Grand Lake around 9:30 pm.

27. Whitefish City Beach

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Oregon Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937

Whitefish's fireworks will be going off over the lake starting a little after dusk, which may be close to 10:30 on the 4th. Best seen from the water or City Beach.

28. Wood River High School

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Fox Acres Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
(208) 578-5020
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Sun Valley area folks will want to head down to Hailey, where the explosions in the sky will start around dusk at Wood River High School, but will be easily viewable from anywhere in town.

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1. Big Sky Community Park

Spotted Elk Road, Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky, MT 59716

Put on by the Big Sky Arts Council, the show opens at 6 pm with a bouncy castle and climbing wall for kids, and funk/soul concert by Seattle band Freddy Pink at 7. Fireworks go off at 9.

Spotted Elk Road, Gallatin National Forest
Big Sky, MT 59716

2. Snow King Mountain

400 Snow King Avenue, Jackson, WY 83001

There are two places to watch fireworks in Jackson Hole, the first at the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson. The Jackson Hole Rodeo will get going at the Teton County Fairgrounds at 8 pm and fireworks start at 10 pm.

400 Snow King Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

3. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

3200 West McCollister Drive, Teton National Forest, Jackson, WY 83001

The second option for Jackson Hole fireworks is at the Teton Village. Local favorite Mandatory Air will be playing in the Teton Village Commons from 7:00 pm to 10:00, at which ponts the fireworks at the base of JHMR come on.

3200 West McCollister Drive, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001

4. Kings Beach Boardwalk

8318 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest, Kings Beach, CA 96143

Kings Beach will be throwing down the fireworks at 9:30 pm, with plenty of space on Kings Beach State Park to view the show, although you can pay $15 to watch from a deck party at the North Tahoe Events Center.

8318 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest
Kings Beach, CA 96143

5. Tahoe City Commons

Commons Beach Road, Tahoe National Forest, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Tahoe City's fireworks start at dusk on the 4th and is best seen from Commons Beach - show up early to secure a picnic spot.

Commons Beach Road, Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe City, CA 96145

6. Incline Beach

Lakeshore Boulevard, Incline Village, NV

The fireworks off of Incline Village kick off at 9:30 on the 4th, but keep in mind that all Incline's beaches are accesible only by town residents or in-town hotel guests.

Lakeshore Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

7. Truckee

Donner Pass Road & South Shore Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

Truckee will be hosting its 4th of July show on West End Park on the shores of Donner Lake. Expect good ol' fashion potato bag races and pie eating contests during the day, along with concerts before the 9:30 pm fireworks show. If the beach is packed, take to the hills around Donner Lake to view the show from above.

Donner Pass Road & South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

8. South Lake Tahoe

Lakeview Avenue, Toiyabe National Forest, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

South Lake's fireworks show starts at 9:45 pm on the 4th, and there are a ton of viewing options. The best view may be out on a boat on the lake, and spots on the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie are available, along with a variety of beachfront viewing locations.

Lakeview Avenue, Toiyabe National Forest
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

9. The Village At Mammoth

6201 Minaret Road, Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Fireworks will be going down in the Village at 9:15 pm, along with concerts and fire dancing beforehand.

6201 Minaret Road, Inyo National Forest
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

10. Crowley Lake Fish Camp

1149 South Landing Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes' annual fireworks show kicks off at 9:15 on the 4th on Crowley Lake. Live music will be going down on Crowley Lake Fish Camp starting at 4:30. Admission is $25 for cars and $5 for walkers & bikers.

1149 South Landing Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

11. Union Arena Community Center

80 U.S. 4, Woodstock, VT 05091

If you're in the Killington area this 4th of July, stop by the Union Arena in Woodstock for the fireworks, which should go down around 8 pm.

80 U.S. 4
Woodstock, VT 05091

12. Sugarbush Mountain Resort

Sugarbush Village Road, Green Mountain National Forest, Warren, VT 05674

While 4th of July celebrations will be held during the day in Warren Village proper, the fireworks show will be going off around 9:45 pm at the base of Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak.

Sugarbush Village Road, Green Mountain National Forest
Warren, VT 05674

13. Mayo Field

Weeks Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Don't miss Stowe's Fourth of July parade at 1:00 pm along Main Street. Setting up for fireworks begins at 6 pm at Mayo Field.

Weeks Hill Road
Stowe, VT 05672

14. Stratton Mountain Resort

5 Village Lodge Road, Green Mountain National Forest, Stratton, VT 05155

Along with gondola rides, hay rides, and live music, Stratton will be hosting fireworks in the base village at 9 pm on Saturday, July 5th.

5 Village Lodge Road, Green Mountain National Forest
Stratton, VT 05155

15. Town Park

1001 Carriage Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Sugarloaf & the town of Carrabassett Valley will be celebrating the 4th in Town Park with live music starting at 5:30 and fireworks starting around 9 pm.

1001 Carriage Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

16. Loring Farr Park

Jefferson Avenue & 17th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

If you're around Snowbasin or Powder Mountain for the holiday, don't miss the fireworks at 10 pm at Loring Farr Park. Promoters claim it's Utah's biggest fireworks show, but it might not hold a candle to the demolition derby that goes down beforehand.

Jefferson Avenue & 17th Street
Ogden, UT 84404

17. Park City Mountain Resort

1310 Lowell Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

Park City's fireworks will start at dusk at the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

1310 Lowell Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

18. Sandpoint City Beach Park

Bridge Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Fireworks start at dusk at Sandpoint's City Beach Park on the 4th.

Bridge Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864

19. Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Place, White River National Forest, Avon, CO 81620

From noon to 5:00 pm, kids will love Stars, Stripes, and Slides, a festival of slides and bounce houses. Then, fireworks will kick off at the Beaver Creek base area around 9:30 pm.

Beaver Creek Place, White River National Forest
Avon, CO 81620

20. Vail Village

Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

The annual Vail Fireworks Show takes place at Golden Peak at dusk, which is around 9:30 pm. There's also a huge parade from Golden Peak to Lionshead earlier in the day, at 10:00 am.

Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

21. Howelsen Hill

Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat celebrates the 4th with the Pro Rodeo Series that kicks off at 6:30 pm at the Romick Arena. The fireworks show starts at 9 pm at the base of the town ski hill, Howelsen Hill.

Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

22. Aspen Mountain

601 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 80611

Fireworks will light up the sky around 9:15 pm over Aspen Mountain. The show will be visible from almost any spot in town.

601 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 80611

23. Telluride Town Park & Campground

Telluride, CO 81435

At dusk, Telluride firefighters shoot off fireworks above Town Park making for a display that you can see from almost anywhere in town. We prefer watching them on a blanket in the park.

24. Riverwalk Center

150 West Adams Avenue, White River National Forest, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Breckenridge's fireworks will start at 9:45 pm on the 4th downtown at the Riverwalk Center.

150 West Adams Avenue, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424

25. Frisco Bay Marina

902 South Main Street, White River National Forest, Breckenridge, CO 80424

The town of Frisco lights up the skies over Dillon Reservoir with one of the best shows in Colorado. Start time is 9:30 pm at Frisco Bay Marina, but you can see the fireworks from most places around the lake. Beware of traffic when the show concludes.

902 South Main Street, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424

26. Grand Lake

Lake Avenue, Grand Lake, CO 80447

If you're in the Winter Park area this holiday, fireworks will be lighting up Grand Lake around 9:30 pm.

Lake Avenue
Grand Lake, CO 80447

27. Whitefish City Beach

Oregon Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937

Whitefish's fireworks will be going off over the lake starting a little after dusk, which may be close to 10:30 on the 4th. Best seen from the water or City Beach.

Oregon Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937

28. Wood River High School

Fox Acres Drive, Hailey, ID 83333

Sun Valley area folks will want to head down to Hailey, where the explosions in the sky will start around dusk at Wood River High School, but will be easily viewable from anywhere in town.

Fox Acres Drive
Hailey, ID 83333