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Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in Ski Towns

We've mapped the best fireworks shows from around ski country

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If you're thinking of heading to the mountains for the Fourth of July, Curbed Ski has you covered with a map of the best places to watch fireworks in ski country. Just remember that fire danger in the mountains changes quickly, so although all of this information was current at the time of publishing, you should always check locally.

Whether or not a fireworks show will happen is sometimes a game time decision. It also goes without saying that personal fireworks and the high country just don't go together. Let's keep our beloved mountains fire free.

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1. Sugarloaf: Town Park

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1001 Carriage Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

The family-friendly activities at Sugarloaf & the town of Carrabassett Valley start in the morning and run through the day before ending with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Among the earlier festivities are music, magic and balloon art.

2. Mayo Field in Stowe

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Weeks Hill Road
Stowe, VT 05672

Stowe's old-fashioned 4th of July celebration has activities starting at 11 a.m. before a parade at 1 p.m. Head to the Mayo Fields at 6 p.m. for fun and fireworks starting at dusk. There will also be a concert and fireworks Sunday at Stowe Mountain.

3. Sugarbush Mountain Resort

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

The show at Sugarbush will start at 9:30 p.m. at the base of Lincoln Peak.

4. 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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Stratton's fireworks will be Saturday rather than on July 4, but it'll be a blowout nonetheless, with the show starting at 9:15 p.m.

5. Taos Ski Valley

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116 Sutton Pl
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
(575) 776-2291
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With parades at 12:00 pm in Arroyo Seco and 2:00 pm in Eagle Nest, there's plenty to do in the Taos region. But we love heading to Taos Ski Valley for a rubber duck race at 2:00 pm and music to follow. Then head down the hill for a professional fireworks show in Taos at the Salazar Road Extension, usually around 9:15 pm.

6. 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 10 p.m.

7. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

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150 West Adams Avenue, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-3100
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Breck knows how to party for the 4th. The July 4th fireworks will start at 9:45 p.m. and shot off from the Gondola parking lot. They are visible from throughout town.

8. Frisco Bay Marina

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

After a parade at 12:30 p.m., the town of Frisco lights up the skies over Dillon Reservoir with one of the best shows in Colorado. Start time is 9:30 p.m. at Frisco Bay Marina, but you can see the fireworks from most places around the lake. Beware of traffic (especially on the dam road) when the show concludes.

9. 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. Like at Snow King, the show starts at 10 p.m.

10. Big Sky Community Park

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

The best fireworks show around kicks off at 10:15 p.m. in Big Sky's Town Center Park. But before the fireworks kick off, the park will open at 6 p.m. with live music starting at 7 p.m. The best part is that it's all free!

11. Snow King Mountain

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400 Snow King Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

When 10 p.m. hits in Jackson, there are two places to catch some fireworks. The first is as the base of Snow King in town. There's also the Town Square Shootout at 6 p.m. and the Jackson Hole Rodeo at 8 p.m. to catch in town beforehand.

12. Park City Mountain Resort

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1310 Lowell Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8111
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The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street, with a host of other activities filling out the rest of the day before fireworks starting at dusk at the Park City base.

13. Beaver Creek

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40 Village Road
Avon, CO 81620

From noon to 5 p.m., kids will love Stars, Stripes, and Slides, a festival of slides and bounce houses. There will be plenty of music in the evening, and fireworks will kick off at Centennial Park around 9:30 p.m.

14. 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 p.m.

15. Howelsen Hill

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Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat celebrates the 4th with a parade downtown at 10:00 am, and 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.

16. Aspen Mountain

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601 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 80611
(970) 300-7014
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Aspen has a packed schedule for the 4th. The parade goes down at 11 a.m. and there's a picnic in Koch Park from noon to 3 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky around 9:15 p.m. over Aspen Mountain. The show will be visible from almost any spot in town.

17. Telluride Town Park & Campground

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The 4th of July Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street. After the parade, head down to Town Park where there will be activities throughout the day before the fireworks show that evening.

18. 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 p.m. on the 4th. Best seen from the water or City Beach.

19. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Way
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-2211
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While the parade goes down at 11 a.m. in town, the Crested Butte fireworks shoot off around 9:30 p.m. at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Head up early for live music.

20. Sun Valley's 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.

21. Sandpoint City Beach Park

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Bridge Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864

If you're going to be near Schweitzer Mountain for the holiday, head to Sandpoint City Beach Park. Fireworks start at dusk at Sandpoint's City Beach Park on the 4th.

22. Crowley Lake Fish Camp- Mammoth

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1149 South Landing Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-8989 ext. 222.
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The annual Independence Day fireworks show at Crowley Lake kicks off at 9:15 p.m. July 4.

23. The Village At Mammoth

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

There will be activities all weekend at Mammoth's Fourth of July Celebration, with fireworks going down at The Plaza.

24. Incline Beach

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Lakeshore Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

The annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Incline Beach starts at 9:30 p.m. July 4th.

25. Tahoe City Commons

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

Tahoe City's fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. on the 4th and is best seen from Commons Beach.

26. 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 show is visible from across the lake but the best views might be if you can snag a spot on a boat out on the lake.

27. Kings Beach Boardwalk

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

The annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party at Kings Beach in Tahoe will run from 4 to 10 p.m., with fireworks slated to begin at 9:30 .m. Admission to the beach party is free.

1. Sugarloaf: Town Park

1001 Carriage Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

The family-friendly activities at Sugarloaf & the town of Carrabassett Valley start in the morning and run through the day before ending with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Among the earlier festivities are music, magic and balloon art.

1001 Carriage Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

2. Mayo Field in Stowe

Weeks Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Stowe's old-fashioned 4th of July celebration has activities starting at 11 a.m. before a parade at 1 p.m. Head to the Mayo Fields at 6 p.m. for fun and fireworks starting at dusk. There will also be a concert and fireworks Sunday at Stowe Mountain.

Weeks Hill Road
Stowe, VT 05672

3. Sugarbush Mountain Resort

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

The show at Sugarbush will start at 9:30 p.m. at the base of Lincoln Peak.

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

4. Stratton Mountain Resort

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

Stratton's fireworks will be Saturday rather than on July 4, but it'll be a blowout nonetheless, with the show starting at 9:15 p.m.

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

5. Taos Ski Valley

116 Sutton Pl, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525

With parades at 12:00 pm in Arroyo Seco and 2:00 pm in Eagle Nest, there's plenty to do in the Taos region. But we love heading to Taos Ski Valley for a rubber duck race at 2:00 pm and music to follow. Then head down the hill for a professional fireworks show in Taos at the Salazar Road Extension, usually around 9:15 pm.

116 Sutton Pl
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525

6. 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 10 p.m.

Lake Avenue
Grand Lake, CO 80447

7. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

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

Breck knows how to party for the 4th. The July 4th fireworks will start at 9:45 p.m. and shot off from the Gondola parking lot. They are visible from throughout town.

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

8. Frisco Bay Marina

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

After a parade at 12:30 p.m., the town of Frisco lights up the skies over Dillon Reservoir with one of the best shows in Colorado. Start time is 9:30 p.m. at Frisco Bay Marina, but you can see the fireworks from most places around the lake. Beware of traffic (especially on the dam road) when the show concludes.

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

9. 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. Like at Snow King, the show starts at 10 p.m.

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

10. Big Sky Community Park

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

The best fireworks show around kicks off at 10:15 p.m. in Big Sky's Town Center Park. But before the fireworks kick off, the park will open at 6 p.m. with live music starting at 7 p.m. The best part is that it's all free!

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

11. Snow King Mountain

400 Snow King Avenue, Jackson, WY 83001

When 10 p.m. hits in Jackson, there are two places to catch some fireworks. The first is as the base of Snow King in town. There's also the Town Square Shootout at 6 p.m. and the Jackson Hole Rodeo at 8 p.m. to catch in town beforehand.

400 Snow King Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001

12. Park City Mountain Resort

1310 Lowell Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street, with a host of other activities filling out the rest of the day before fireworks starting at dusk at the Park City base.

1310 Lowell Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

13. Beaver Creek

40 Village Road, Avon, CO 81620

From noon to 5 p.m., kids will love Stars, Stripes, and Slides, a festival of slides and bounce houses. There will be plenty of music in the evening, and fireworks will kick off at Centennial Park around 9:30 p.m.

40 Village Road
Avon, CO 81620

14. 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 p.m.

Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

15. Howelsen Hill

Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat celebrates the 4th with a parade downtown at 10:00 am, and 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

16. Aspen Mountain

601 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 80611

Aspen has a packed schedule for the 4th. The parade goes down at 11 a.m. and there's a picnic in Koch Park from noon to 3 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky around 9:15 p.m. over Aspen Mountain. The show will be visible from almost any spot in town.

601 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 80611

17. Telluride Town Park & Campground

Telluride, CO 81435

The 4th of July Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street. After the parade, head down to Town Park where there will be activities throughout the day before the fireworks show that evening.

18. 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 p.m. on the 4th. Best seen from the water or City Beach.

Oregon Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937

19. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Way, Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225

While the parade goes down at 11 a.m. in town, the Crested Butte fireworks shoot off around 9:30 p.m. at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Head up early for live music.

Crested Butte Way
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225

20. Sun Valley's 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

21. Sandpoint City Beach Park

Bridge Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864

If you're going to be near Schweitzer Mountain for the holiday, head to Sandpoint City Beach Park. Fireworks start at dusk at Sandpoint's City Beach Park on the 4th.

Bridge Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864

22. Crowley Lake Fish Camp- Mammoth

1149 South Landing Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The annual Independence Day fireworks show at Crowley Lake kicks off at 9:15 p.m. July 4.

1149 South Landing Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

23. The Village At Mammoth

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

There will be activities all weekend at Mammoth's Fourth of July Celebration, with fireworks going down at The Plaza.

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

24. Incline Beach

Lakeshore Boulevard, Incline Village, NV

The annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Incline Beach starts at 9:30 p.m. July 4th.

Lakeshore Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

25. Tahoe City Commons

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

Tahoe City's fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. on the 4th and is best seen from Commons Beach.

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

26. 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 show is visible from across the lake but the best views might be if you can snag a spot on a boat out on the lake.

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

27. Kings Beach Boardwalk

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

The annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party at Kings Beach in Tahoe will run from 4 to 10 p.m., with fireworks slated to begin at 9:30 .m. Admission to the beach party is free.

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