On the hunt: How to celebrate Easter in Summit County
Second only to Halloween, Easter is a wonderful holiday to snag free candy and it comes with the perk of warmer weather. It’s common for Summit County to go all out for Easter celebrations since the Sunday usually falls in tandem with the last days of spring skiing. No matter your age or location, there’s the opportunity to celebrate.
On Sunday, 5,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the Frisco Historic Park and town hall for children ages 8 and under. Roughly 400 kids are expected to participate in the three age groups.
Those 3 and younger will hunt for eggs around Frisco Town Hall while the historic park’s gazebo lawn will be for those ages 4-5 and the upper lawn will be set aside for the older 6- to 8-year-olds. The historic schoolhouse bell will toll at noon, signaling the start of all three, free egg hunts.
Those with keen eyes that find eggs with golden coins can bring them to the Easter Bunny for a special treat. Additionally, there will be one golden egg hidden for each age group that can be exchanged for a book package at Next Page Books and Nosh.
Be aware that Main Street from Madison Avenue to Second Avenue will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Easter egg hunt will end when all the eggs are found. Also, the Easter Bunny will visit with children before and after the hunt so make sure to not leave the camera at home.
Just a hop down the road, Copper Mountain Ski Resort will host their annual Easter celebrations on Sunday. Dubbed the “world’s largest Easter egg hunt” there will be 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres.
The hunt is separated into four divisions: children ages 3 and under; ages 4–6, ages 7–11 and adults that search for 12 golden eggs.
If you can’t get enough eggs, there will be an Easter brunch at Kokopelli’s in the Copper Conference Center from 7:30–10 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.
For another chance to meet the big bunny himself, head to the Outlets At Silverthorne Blue Village, next to the LOFT Outlet, for a photo opportunity and petting zoo. The Easter Bunny and pals will be there waiting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
This Sunday, skiers, snowboarders and walkers have their pick of trails while searching for 5,000 eggs.
At the base of beginner Molly Hogan lift, kids can collect eggs on foot starting at 10:30 a.m. Hidden among the goodies is a half-price, half-day lesson for kids.
At 11:30, children who would rather ski or snowboard can head to the green Wrangler trail near Weasel Way. Whoever is lucky enough to nab the golden egg will receive a 2019-20 season pass for a child.
Though Breckenridge Ski Resort won’t have a hunt, there will be an Easter Sunday sunrise service at Ten Mile Station on Peak 9. Public foot passenger access to the Quicksilver lift will begin at 6 a.m. with the service lasting from 6:30-7:30.
For those wanting to dive into unusual Easter territory, however, there’s Breckenridge Recreation Center’s second annual “egguatic” hunt. Set at the rec center’s pool, four different age groups (5 and up, 6–8, 9–10 and 11 and up) will spend their Saturday swimming for treats from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There’s no need to worry about wet candy. Dry bags of goodies will be prepared for pickup after egg collection is complete. There may also be something special in store for whoever finds a golden egg. Due to an overwhelming response last year, participants must preregister at BreckenrigeRecreation.com.
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