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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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Big Sky Community Park

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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.

Snow King Mountain

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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.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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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.

Kings Beach Boardwalk

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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.

Tahoe City Commons

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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.

Incline Beach

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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.

Truckee

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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.

South Lake Tahoe

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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.

The Village At Mammoth

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

Crowley Lake Fish Camp

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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.

Union Arena Community Center

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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.

Sugarbush Mountain Resort

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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.

Mayo Field

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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.

Stratton Mountain Resort

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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.

Town Park

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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.

Loring Farr Park

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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.

Park City Mountain Resort

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

Sandpoint City Beach Park

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

Beaver Creek

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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.

Vail Village

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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.

Howelsen Hill

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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.

Aspen Mountain

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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.

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.

Riverwalk Center

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

Frisco Bay Marina

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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.

Grand Lake

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

Whitefish City Beach

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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.

Wood River High School

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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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Big Sky Community Park

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.

Snow King Mountain

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.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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.

Kings Beach Boardwalk

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.

Tahoe City Commons

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.

Incline Beach

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.

Truckee

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.

South Lake Tahoe

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.

The Village At Mammoth

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

Crowley Lake Fish Camp

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.

Union Arena Community Center

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.

Sugarbush Mountain Resort

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.

Mayo Field

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.

Stratton Mountain Resort

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.

Town Park

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.

Loring Farr Park

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.

Park City Mountain Resort

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

Sandpoint City Beach Park

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

Beaver Creek

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.

Vail Village

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.

Howelsen Hill

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.

Aspen Mountain

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

Telluride Town Park & Campground

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.

Riverwalk Center

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

Frisco Bay Marina

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.

Grand Lake

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

Whitefish City Beach

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.

Wood River High School

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.