Easter egg hunts in Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and more
Ryan Summerlin April 17, 2014
The Easter Bunny visits Arapahoe Basin on Sunday, April 20, for the Beach’N Egg Hunt, an event that skiing and non-skiing kids alike can enjoy. Kids on skis will head to Wrangler, one of A-Basin’s green beginner trails, to search for eggs, and those who wish to hunt on foot will search in the resort’s learning spaces near the base area. The hunt will include 5,000 eggs, and there’s no cost to participate.
Non-skiing egg hunters should meet at 10 a.m. on the Molly Hogan run, and skiers should meet at 11 a.m. on Wrangler near the North Fork entrance. There will be a golden egg in each location: one with a child’s (5 and younger) 2014-15 season pass on Molly Hogan, and one with a child’s (age 6 to 14) 2014-15 season pass on Wrangler.
For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
The town-wide Breckenridge Easter egg hunt will take place on Saturday, April 19. Meet in the Blue River Plaza at 4 p.m. to grab a treasure map that leads the way to loads of Easter eggs, candy and prizes at participating shops and restaurants throughout downtown Breckenridge. Arrive early to get photos with the Easter Bunny. The first 250 children to arrive will receive Easter buckets to help hold all the eggs they find.
For more information, visit www.gobreck.com.
On the mountain
You’ll want to ski with your Easter basket in hand on Sunday, April 20, at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Starting at 9 a.m., hunt for prizes among the 8,000 eco-friendly Easter eggs on Peaks 8 and 9, spread out primarily on green runs. New this year, the resort is aligning its egg hunt with a more environmentally conscious approach. The eggs will be made of nontoxic plastic, made from 100 percent renewable plant resources, which makes them compostable. In addition, less energy was used and less waste was emitted in producing them.
Also new this year, the eggs will not contain candy, as they often pop open and leave trash and shards across the mountain. Instead, collect your eggs, bring them to the prize redemption tent, located at the base of Peak 8, and exchange them for baked treats, a little bag of candy and more. Some eggs will contain special coupons, which means you could still win big. Get to the mountain early, as the eggs get collected very quickly.
For more information, visit www.breckspringfever.com.
Copper Mountain will host its self-proclaimed World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20, with 50,000 eggs hidden across 2,500 acres. The big kids’ hunt starts at 8:30 a.m., with a dozen eggs stashed all over the mountain. Download Copper’s Sherpa app for clues. At 10 a.m., 7- to 11-year-olds can hunt for eggs around the Mill Club in Center Village, and at 11 a.m., hunters ages 6 and younger can search for eggs around the climbing wall in Center Village.
At noon, skiers and riders 12 and younger can take part in the Mountain Scramble On-Hill Hunt at the top of the American Eagle chairlift. “Copper Eggs” entitle the hunter to a trip to the prize tent at West Lake Overlook between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where giveaways include Experience Copper gift cards, ski passes, tubing tickets, summer activities passes, a GoPro and more.
There will also be Sharpshooter photos with the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m. in Center Village, beats from DJ Cadbury Chris from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and rabbit tricks in the halfpipe at 1 p.m., or check out the So-Gnar Shred Circuit Grand Finale in Woodward’s Central Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit www.coppercolorado.com for more information.
Loveland Ski Area will host its Spring Skiing Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20. Gather at the Basin area for first chair at 8:30 a.m., and keep your eyes peeled for the giant hidden Easter eggs as you ski down the slopes, browse the Sport Shop and wander the base area. Tons of goodies are hidden in the eggs, everything from T-shirts, goggles and hats to outerwear, skis and snowboards.
Visit www.skiloveland.com/events for more information.
The Carl Duncan Memorial American Legion Post 172, located at 601 Clark St. in Fairplay, will be providing its monthly community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 20. This is an all-you-can-eat, homemade meal for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Following the breakfast, the American Legion will host an Easter egg hunt at noon at the South Park City Museum on the west end of Front Street in Fairplay for kids ages 12 and younger.
Visit http://fairplayco.us/events.html for more information.
The Easter Bunny will return to Frisco Main Street on Sunday, April 20, to hide 5,000 Easter eggs. Children ages 8 and younger are invited to hunt for candy- and toy-stuffed eggs throughout the Frisco Historic Park and the Frisco Town Hall areas. The Easter Bunny will visit with kids before and after the hunt on Main Street, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras for photos with the furry guy.
The hunt will be divided into three areas on Main Street between Madison and Second avenues. Children 3 and younger will hunt in and around Frisco Town Hall. The egg search area for children 4 to 5 years old will be on the gazebo lawn at the Frisco Historic Park, and children ages 6 to 8 will forage for eggs on the upper lawn of the Historic Park. Children ages 4 through 8 should line up on the sidewalk on the south side of Main Street (opposite the Historic Park). The schoolhouse bell will toll at noon to signal the start of all three egg hunts, and the hunts will end when all of the eggs have been found.
This event is free to all children. The town of Frisco expects approximately 300 participants and requests that parents and guardians emphasize the benefits of sharing during this event. A limited number of eggs will have a special note from the Easter Bunny in them, and notes may be redeemed for a gift at the Frisco/Copper Information Center. Also, children who find eggs stuffed with gold coins should bring them to the Easter Bunny for a special sweet treat.
For more information, including road closures, visit www.townoffrisco.com.
Closing Day at Keystone Resort is Sunday, April 20, featuring an Easter egg hunt with two areas set with hundreds of Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself. One area will be for the little tikes, ages 1 to 4, and the other area will be for children ages 5 to 10. Both hunts take place at the Mountain House Base Area starting at 10 a.m., and free parking is available in the Mountain East Free Lot and River Run Parking Lot (River Run Village).
For more information, visit www.keystoneresort.com.
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