Summit celebrates Easter
Ryan Summerlin March 29, 2013
If you celebrate Easter with a raucous romp through a sea of pastel eggs in the company of a giant bunny, then Summit County has you covered. Score candy for the little kids and cash and prizes for the big kids at and Easter egg hunt, try your hand at trivia or dance to free music.
The Easter Bunny visits Arapahoe Basin on Sunday for an egg hunt that both skiing and nonskiing kids can enjoy. Kids on skis will meet at the top of the Black Mountain Express lift at 1 p.m. and head to a green (beginner) trail to search for eggs. Those who wish to hunt on foot will meet at noon on the Molly Hogan run to search in learning spaces near the base area. New this year,
there will be a golden egg in each location: one with a child’s 2013-14 season pass (5 and younger) on Molly Hogan and one with a child’s 2013-14 season pass (age 6 to 14) on the skier/snowboarder trail. Visit www.araphahoebasin.com for more information.
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is organizing a downtown Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 5 p.m. “The Golden Easter Egg Hunt” is for adults, as well as families. The event will feature 6,000 eggs stuffed with candy and a coupon, promotion or Easter wish from local businesses. New this year, the Riverwalk Lawn egg hunt will be for children 4 and younger, and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber will hide golden eggs throughout town that will contain a coupon for cash.
Another Easter egg hunt will be held on the mountain on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Hunt for more than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs on the runs across the mountain that you can collect and keep. Each egg will contain treats, and some special eggs will contain prizes. Get to the mountain early for your best chance to win. Visit www.breckenridge.com/spring-fever for more information.
Copper Mountain Resort staff will be busy Sunday morning hiding 50,000 eggs for the largest Easter egg hunt in Colorado. Eggs will be throughout Center Village and Burning Stones Plaza starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday for children ages 7 to 11. The Big Kids Hunt will start when lifts start turning at 8:30 a.m., with 100 eggs covering ski trails Andy’s Encore, Main Vein and Easy Feelin’. Win Copper Mountain gift cards, 2013-14 season passes, tubing hill vouchers, summer activities passes and more.
The little ones in the family, ages 6 and younger, get a special hunt all for themselves starting at 11 a.m. at the Climbing Wall in Center Village. The event also features photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny at West Lake in Center Village and a noon egg decorating party with all of the leftover treasure from the hunts. Visit www.coppercolorado.com for more information.
The town of Frisco has it on good authority that the Easter Bunny will be making a special stop on Main Street for the annual Frisco Easter egg hunt Sunday. Children are invited to hunt for 5,000 candy- and toy-stuffed eggs throughout the Frisco Historic Park and Town Hall. The Easter Bunny will visit with kids before and after the hunt on Main Street.
The Easter egg hunt is recommended for children 8 and younger and will take place snow or shine. The hunt will be divided into three new areas on Main Street between Madison and Second Avenue. Children younger than 3 will hunt in and around Town Hall, the hunt area for children ages 4 and 5 will be set up on the gazebo lawn at the Frisco Historic Park, and children ages 6 to 8 will search out eggs on the upper lawn of the Historic Park.
This event is free to all children. The town of Frisco expects 300 participants and asks all parents to limit the eggs your child keeps. A limited number of eggs will have special gifts to redeem at the Frisco/Copper Information Center. Children who find eggs stuffed with gold coins should bring them to the Easter Bunny for a special sweet treat. Main Street in Frisco will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The closure will be from Madison to Second Avenue. The hunt will start promptly at noon and will end when all the eggs are found. Visit www.townoffrisco.com for more information.
Keystone Resort is giving away a GoPro prize pack to one of its Facebook fans. “Like” Keystone Resort on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Keystone, and scroll down in the news feed to click on the link to the GoPro trivia contest. Correctly answer all five Keystone-related trivia questions and submit the entry form for a chance to win. Hunt for the answers on the resort’s website, www.keystoneresort.com. The giveaway ends at midnight today, and the winner will be announced on Saturday.
The Keystone Neighbourhood Company will be sponsoring Ski and Ride with your Peeps in River Run Village from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Free marshmallow Peeps will be handed out to Keystone guests while they last (one packet per person). Members of the Kutandara marimba music group will perform free in River Run from 10 a.m. to noon. To learn more about the music group, visit www.kutandara.com.