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Easter bunny calls on county

Amanda Roberson

SUMMIT COUNTY<Despite spring1s snowy days and icy nights, the Easter bunny doesn1t hibernate in Summit County<he1ll be out in full force this weekend, making appearances at Easter festivities. With egg hunts and Easter parties on the mountains, in town and even in the water, no one should go home with an empty Easter basket.Arapahoe Basin is making its runs rabbit-friendly for an on-mountain egg hunt Sunday. Skiers can meet in front of the ski school bell at 12:30 p.m. and ride up the Molly Hogan and Exhibition lifts with the Easter bunny, who1ll be sporting skis. Kids can ski down the Molly Hogan and Wrangler runs, scooping up hidden eggs along the way. In its 13th year, A-Basin1s egg hunt, featuring the only rabbit around on skis, traditionally attracts a crowd of both kids and parents.The Easter Bunny will leave on his skis and join Mrs. Bunny to ski the slopes at Copper Mountain and hop through the Village Sunday. At the all-day mountain Easter egg hunt, skiers can find eggs filled with prizes from Copper1s retailers. Three additional egg hunts in the Village, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. let kids in various age groups have a go at filling their baskets. Face painters and balloon creators are sure to keep Easter enthusiasts entertained throughout the afternoon.The snow on Breckenridge1s Peak 8 will also be stashed with plastic eggs waiting for skiers to discover them and win prizes. Sunday1s hunt lasts until the final egg is found.Those who would rather swim than ski for their eggs can hit the pool and dive for their prizes at both the Breckenridge and Silverthorne recreation centers1 egg hunts today. The Breckenridge Rec Center1s Great Easer Egg Scramble begins at 10 a.m., with times set aside for different age groups. Everyone gets a goody bag, and lucky kids can win grand prizes of loaded Easter baskets.At the Silverthorne Rec Center, kids can dive for eggs in the pool, sport their Easter Sunday best in a hat and bonnet contest, and meet the bunny for brunch. The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m.There1s off-mountain Easter fun in the towns of Keystone, Breckenridge, and Frisco, too. Keystone1s River Run hosts an Easter extravaganza with activities to appeal to all age groups. The Easter bunny will make appearances from noon to 1 p.m., and an Easter DJ plays kid-friendly, hokey-pokey style tunes.Little ones 12 and younger have their own hunt at Keystone Lodge at 10 a.m. and an Easter Party with crafts, face-painting, and pictures with the Easter bunny at 10:30 a.m.The rabbit of the day then hops over to the gazebo of the Village at Breckenridge for a goody-filled egg hunt at 11 a.m.Frisco1s first Easter Egg Hunt could turn out to be lucrative for kids ready to comb Main Street for eggs filled with cash, treats, and coupons to local businesses. cash-filled eggs. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Historic Park Gazebo, and eggs will be hidden down both sides of Main Street from First to Seventh Avenues. Kids 11 and younger are encouraged to come with a parent and their own Easter basket.Amanda Roberson can be reached at 970-668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at aroberson@summitdaily.com.


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