Hoppin' Down The Ski Slopes Easter Style
Easter is only a few days away and ski resort guests, like many of us, are on the hunt for eggs and candy. Here’s what you can expect to find at a sampling of areas around the country.
Maine's Sunday River begins Easter with a 7 a.m. Sunrise Service at Peak Lodge. The Chondola starts loading at 6:30 a.m. Search for prize-filled Easter eggs slopeside at South Ridge beginning at 9 a.m., and keep an eye out for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Easter services will be held in the King Pine Room and on-hill at Sugarloaf, also in Maine, along with other activities including an Easter Parade, scavenger hunt, paper egg coloring and more.
Vermont’s Killington is holding a sunrise service at Snowshed Lodge at 6:30 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast for attendees courtesy of the local business community.
The Keystone State's Seven Springs Mountain Resort celebrates Easter from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with fun for the whole family in the Carrot Patch. Come meet the Easter Bunny and some real bunnies and chicks, enjoy crafts and games, and much more. The Carrot Patch is located in the Wintergreen Room and the Seasons Meeting Rooms.
Wyoming’s Grand Targhee celebrates the holiday with an Easter Celebration Brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Branding Iron Grill. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $18 per adult and $10 for kids under 12. Enjoy omelets, carving station, fruits and vegetables, and don’t forget to save room for the goodies found at the dessert station.
Easter Day at Sipapu Mountain in New Mexico features an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s fun as wannabe detectives search the mountain, lodge, and base area to find laminated letters. When your letters spell “bunny,” go to the General Store to claim a gift from the Easter basket.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is on at June Mountain in California beginning at 12:45 p.m. There will be over 300 eggs filled with candy and prizes in the Ski School area in front of the Chalet. There will be some really big prizes, like the two-pound chocolate bunny and large stuffed animals. Look closely for the Easter Bunny to be in on the action too.
Several Tahoe resorts are hosting Easter activities, including Squaw Valley with their annual on-mountain Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. The finder of a golden egg will receive a 2012-13 Bronze season pass. Check Twitter, and Facebook for clues. Stop by the Big Chair in the Village at Squaw between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. if you want your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
Combine an Easter egg hunt and an avalanche beacon search practice session at Alpine Meadows, aptly dubbed the Beacon & Eggs Search. Beacons will be buried in a one-acre area where individuals or four-person teams will search for the buried backpack. Prizes will be offered to those competitors redeeming a found beacon; the individual winner will win a 2012 Alpine Meadows Midweek Pass. It all starts at noon near the top of the Subway beginner lift. Competitors must provide their own beacons, probes, and shovels.
Kids seven and under hunt for eggs at Alpine Meadows' Kids Camp Magic Carpet at 10 a.m.; kids 8-13 have their shot at finding eggs at 10:15 a.m. at the Magic Carpet located off of Subway Chair. Adults aren’t left out of the action with a chance to find the golden egg that contains a Bronze Season Pass from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Photo Courtesy Squaw Valley