Copper, Frisco host family Easter egg hunts with more than 55,000 eggs March 27 |

Copper, Frisco host family Easter egg hunts with more than 55,000 eggs March 27

Calling all eggheads: This weekend is your time to shine.

On Easter Sunday, the town of Frisco and Copper Mountain Ski Resort are hosting two family-friendly Easter egg hunts, including more than 55,000 treat-filled eggs, prizes for hunters and, of course, appearances by the Easter bunny himself (or herself).

Both events are free and open to the public, with different hunt times for kids of different ages. Just don’t forget to bundle up — you never know what Mother Nature has in store for an early Easter. Happy hunting!

‘Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt’ at Copper

Copper claims to have the state’s biggest hunt, and with more than 50,000 eggs for skiers and snowboarders to discover it’s more truth than exaggeration.

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Beginning at 10 a.m., young hunters (ages 7-11 years old) and their parents are invited to the Center Village for the start of the main hunt. At 11 a.m., tykes (ages 6 and younger) have a special hunt just for them at the Copper climbing wall, also found in Center Village. The best part: Every last plastic egg comes filled with a prize, from candy and knick-knacks to Copper gift cards. After the hunt, stick around for photos with the Easter bunny and other activities, like egg decorating and spoon relays.

This year, teens aren’t left out of the action with an on-mountain hunt made for skiers and riders ages 12 and older. At 8:30 a.m., just in time for first chair, head to Andy’s Encore, Main Vein and Easy Feelin’ to find one of 100 special Copper Eggs. These are true treasure troves, filled with gift cards, tubing tickets, summer activity passes and, for a lucky few, ski passes.

If you prefer you eggs poached instead of plastic, Alpinista and Endo’s both host Easter brunch specials all morning. Alpinista kicks off early at 7:30 a.m. with $6 Bloody Marys, mimosas, champagne and a full breakfast, while Endo’s starts at 8 a.m with ham and cheddar quiche, fresh fruit and more.

Hunt on Frisco Main Street

The Easter bunny returns to Main Street in Frisco on Sunday to hide 5,000 Easter eggs. Children up to age 8 years old are invited to hunt for candy-stuffed eggs in the Frisco Historic Park and Frisco Town Hall areas.

The bunny will stop by Main Street before and after the hunt, so don’t forget a camera for selfies with the fuzzy guy.

“The Easter Bunny has made it known that he plans to arrive around 11:30 a.m. to visit with Easter egg seekers and make sure that everyone is up to date on sharing protocols,” said Nora Gilbertson, the town’s events manager. “The Easter bunny encourages kids to just take their fair share and make sure that every kiddo gets eggs.”

The hunt is divided into three areas on Main Street, with all hunts spread between Madison and Second Avenue: Children 3 years old and younger hunt in and around town hall, children 4-5 years old will be on the gazebo lawn at Frisco Historic Park, and children ages 6-8 will forage on the upper lawn of the Historic Park. (Too old for the Frisco hunt? Don’t forget that Copper has thousands and thousands of prize-filled eggs for all ages.)

Shortly before noon, children 3 years old and younger will gather near town hall at the intersection of Main and First Avenue. The remaining hunters will line the sidewalk on the south side of Main Street for a mass start at the same time. The historic schoolhouse bell will toll to signal the start of the egg hunt.

Town officials expect roughly 400 participants and ask that parents or guardians encourage sharing. Children who find eggs stuffed with gold coins can bring them to the Easter bunny for a special sweet treat. There will also be recycling on-site for the bunny to reuse plastic eggs next year.

If you’re just traveling through town, plan ahead: Main Street from Madison Avenue to Second Avenue will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Frisco Police Department will oversee traffic barriers to keep youngsters safe.

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