Easter is early this year, but that doesn’t stop kids and adults spending the holiday at ski resorts across the country from looking forward to a visit with the Easter Bunny. Here’s a sampling of some of those activities offered.
Northstar at Tahoe celebrates the holiday all day March 31. Eggs will be spread between the mountain and village with instructions in the eggs on where to collect a prize. The jelly bean contest at Euro Sweets invites you to count the beans and win the grand prize of taking home all the beans.
Join the ski and snowboard school mascot Ripperoo and the Easter Bunny for a parade in the village at 4:45 p.m. Other activities include free face painting, live music, photos with the Easter Bunny and games mid mountain. The Easter Bunny will be making appearances in the Day Lodge and on the mountain.
There are personal talents to be discovered during Field Day March 25, artistic skills with Snow Graffiti March 26, snow soccer March 27, stories with Chas, the onsite naturalist and wilderness guide, March 28, and a kids’ parade with Murdock the Moose March 29. The Spring Grüv Concerts continue with Toots & the Maytals, March 30 at 3 p.m.
Easter Day begins with kids’ photos, followed by face painting, concert with Eurforquestra, and a magician. Easter dinner is at The Cabin restaurant in the Grand Summit Hotel from 2-6 p.m.
Midwest areas are celebrating with lodging packages and the Easter Bunny. Check out the specifics.
The Last Hurrah at W. Va.’s Snowshoe Mountain begins with an Easter egg hunt at 8:30 a.m., Easter Sunday. Continue the fun with the Search for the Golden Egg for kids 7 and up, followed by the Easter Bunny who will help you decorate your eggs and have his photo taken with kids of all ages.
The afternoon is the Pond Skim Contest at Skidder Slope preceded by the “Most Fab” beach apparel contest. The day ends with awards for King & Queen of the Pond, Best Costume, and Sorriest Skimmer.
Vermont’s Stowe holds its 59th Easter Sunrise Service and Egg Hunt. There are free gondola rides from 5-6 a.m. to the top of Mt. Mansfield where a non-denominational service will be held. Dress warmly – it’s early on the mountain. Spruce Plaza is the site of the Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., depending on weather conditions.
Be sure to check with your favorite resort for Easter events. Many have mountaintop sunrise services, almost all have egg hunts, and most feature the guest of honor: the Easter Bunny.
Photo: Northstar at Tahoe