Highly Decorated

Tree-lighting with honor.

Dec 14

The 7th Annual Highly Decorated is a tree-lighting ceremony honoring veterans, active military and their families. Join the Snowbird Community and celebrate their service through this special event. With a confirmed reservation, complimentary half-day lift tickets at Snowbird and an après-ski reception with refreshments will be provided to each veteran or active service member and up to 3 family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice.

The event then opens to the public as we gather on Snowbird’s Plaza Deck to enjoy the color guard and anthems of the U.S. Armed Forces and countdown to the lighting of the Highly Decorated trees that will act as a symbol of our appreciation throughout the 2019-20 season.

The goal of Highly Decorated is to honor active military, veterans, and their families and to raise visibility and support for the Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) Veterans Program which focuses on getting veterans out of the home and active through recreational, social and educational programs..

Event Schedule

  • 12:30 pm: Tickets for active military, veterans and their families can be picked up by those who RSVP at the Snowbird Center Lounge on Level 2 with a valid military ID.
  • 4 pm: Après-ski reception with refreshments and pictures with Santa for active military, veterans, and their families in the Rendezvous Restaurant at the Snowbird Center sponsored by Sysco.
  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm: Highly Decorated Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Plaza Deck is open to the public and includes the presentation of colors, musical performances and lighting of the 100-ft. Highly Decorated trees. Hot beverages will be provided.


Half-day lift tickets and reception entry open to those who reserve in advance to WAShighlydecorated@gmail.com and receive a confirmation email – limit 4 tickets per service member and their family members. Please list the names of those who will be attending within the reservation email. Quantity limited so reserve early, RSVP required by December 12.

Make a Donation

Support the Wasatch Adaptive Sports Veterans Program by donating or check out the sponsorship brochure to learn more about how you can get involved.



Plaza Deck, Snowbird Center
Date & Time
Dec 14
12:30 pm - 5:15 pm