What better way to celebrate spring than hunting eggs with the Easter Bunny in Colorado Ski Country? Here’s a roundup of Ski Country member resorts that are hosting Easter egg hunts and other special activities this Sunday.
A-Basin will host a free egg hunt with over 5,000 eggs filled with fun goodies. Featuring the Easter bunny and chicken, the egg hunt will kick off at 10:30am on Molly Hogan (for non-skiing little kids) and at 11:30am at Wrangler (for skiing and snowboarding bigger kids). The Easter Bunny will hide a golden egg with a Child’s 15/16 Season Pass, one on Molly Hogan and one on Wrangler. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
Coppers Easter Egg Hunt has increased from 50,000 to 65,000 eggs. New this year, 15,000 eggs are plant-based biodegradable. As part of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movement, Copper encourages participants to turn in empty eggs to be re-loaded for reuse in future years. There are different hunts for kids of all ages from 3 and under in Coppers Center Village to adults in an on-mountain hunt to include the resorts Sherpa app. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Guests at Crested Butte on closing day (Sunday, April 5) are invited to enjoy Easter with a bit of mountain flair. The Town of Mt. Crested Butte will host their annual Easter Egg hunt for kids 10 and under. Aprs ski at Butte 66 will feature live music beginning at 3:00 pm. For more information, visit www.skicb.com.
Kids Fest is a free day of activities for kids 10 and under. From 10:00 am 2:00 pm, Monarch will host face painting, a helmet decorating station, interactive snow sculptures, an Easter Egg hunt, a kids terrain park challenge and more. Kids will get to meet Safety Sam, explore Monarchs snow cats and meet the Avalanche Dogs.
Sunday, April 5 features a free egg hunt for kids aged 10 and under beginning at 10:30 am in the Kid Zone by Lift 4. For more information on Closing Weekend at Purgatory, visit www.skipurg.com.
Ski Granby Ranch
Closing day is going to be full of Easter celebration on April 5. Guests can participate in a sunrise service at the top of the mountain at Vista Ridge at 6:30am and then spend the day with great music, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and participate in an Easter Egg hunt. The hunt starts at 10:00am at the base for the little ones. Skiers and snowboarders who search for Easter eggs on the East Mountain may find a 2015-16 Ski Granby Ranch season pass. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
Winter Park Willie and the Easter Bunny deliver holiday fun with an on-mountain candy hunt in Discovery Park as well as a base area egg hunt for children under 5. The ‘Bunny Race’ has been an Easter tradition for more than 37 years for children ages 10 and under. For more details, call the Guest Information Hotline at 970.726.1564 or visit www.winterparkresort.com.
Closing Day at Wolf Creek tentatively falls on Easter Sunday this season. Local Appreciation rates will be in place, offering all skiers and riders that day with discounted tickets. Lift tickets will be $41 for adults and $24 for seniors and children. The Easter Bunny will visit the ski area and help host an Easter Egg Hunt for the little skiers and boarders on the mountain. To end the festivities for the day, Wolf Creek will have an Easter Day Fun Race. The course is a dual format modified giant slalom. Participants can compete for medals in 28 different age brackets. Races begin at 11:00 a.m.; awards are at 3:30 p.m. on the sun deck of the main day lodge. For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.