Torchlight Parade at Jiminy Peak

by Sandra Foyt on January 2, 2012

in Travel Ideas

Torchlight Parade at Jiminy Peak

As 2011 began its descent into the history books, my family stood on a snow covered mountain eagerly awaiting the New Year’s celebration at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort. Just as I put a stop to a fierce snowball fight, the crowd cheered the dimming of lights.

It’s an eerie feeling to stand in the dark with a crowd, but that’s what made the arrival of a long line of skiers bearing flares down the mountain that much more dramatic. Even the fireworks display at the end couldn’t hold a candle to the  Torchlight Parade.

Wishing you a happy new year filled with bright lights, warm thoughts, and enriching journeys!

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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