Easter in Summit County: Where to Go and What to Do
Posted by: admin March 31st, 2015
Nothing says springtime in the high country like the arrival of the Easter holiday. Especially this year, with earlier-than-usual warm temperatures and a massive early season snow melt, Easter 2015 will be a great time to get outside and enjoy the glorious Colorado sunshine. Whether you are visiting for spring break, in town for some weekend spring skiing, or just looking for a unique way to celebrate the holiday, grab the family and “hop” on over to any or all of the following events conveniently located within minutes from our Frisco bed & breakfast.
Just across the street from the Frisco Lodge is Frisco’s Historic Park & Museum. Besides the obvious historical attraction of this site, the park will play host to the April 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt tailored to children 8 years and younger. This event offers three categories depending on age, with children 3 years old taking place at Town Hall, 3-5 years old on the gazebo lawn at Historic Park, and 6-8 years old on the upper lawn at Historic Park. If the kiddos are over 8 years old, we suggest you check out The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Copper Mountain (see below).
Copper Mountain is located only 6 miles from our Frisco bed and breakfast, so if you are short on time, this might be the event for you.
Literally the world’s largest Easter Egg Hunt, Copper Mountain has added an additional 15,000 eggs to this year’s hunt and will total 65,000 eggs over 2,500 acres on Sunday, April 5th. Adults and children alike are welcome to join this massive event. Various hunts will be offered for kids of all ages from 3 and under in Copper’s Center Village, while adults can tackle the on-mountain hunt with the resort’s Sherpa app. The Sherpa hunt begins at 8:30am, 3 years and under at 9am (West Lake Ally), 4-6 year olds at 9:30am (Climbing Wall in Center Village), and 7-11 year olds at 10am around West Lake.
This free event will offer a 5,000-egg hunt that both skiing and non-skiing children can enjoy on Sunday, April 5th. Children on skis will be able to search for eggs on Wrangler (beginner trail – 11:30am), and those on foot will search for their eggs near the base area (bottom of Molly Hogan – 10:30am). Did we mention that the Easter Bunny will be there too?! This life-sized bunny will be hiding a golden egg at both locations with each holding a kids’ 2015-16 season pass.
Just down the hill from Arapahoe Basin, Keystone will also be offering its own Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th. The Easter Bunny will be making its way from A-Basin to Keystone to deliver hundreds of eggs in two distinct areas. One area will be for children ages 1-5, while the other spot will be for kids ages 6-10. Located at the Mountain House Base Area, the little tikes will start at 10am and the older kiddos start at 11am. Besides general prizes for eggs, there will be 24 golden eggs that will be redeemable for a special bigger prize.
Also on Easter Sunday (April 5th), Loveland Ski Area has their own unique take on the Easter Egg Hunt with their Amazing Giant Easter Egg Hunt. Starting with first chair at 8:30am, skiers should keep their eyes peeled for giant hidden Easter Eggs that will include giant prizes such as skis, snowboards, and other great items. Just off of Chair 7, kids and non-skiers will also have their chance to gather eggs that will contain tons of goodies as well. To make this holiday even more festive, there will be live music from Ron Kohler on the Basin Patio during the BBQ lunch.
Just a short 15-minute drive from our Frisco hotel, Breckenridge Ski Resort will be holding its On Mountain Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th at 9:30am. Taking place all over Peaks 8 and 9, kids an toddlers alike can capture these colorful eggs that include nut-free candy items. The Peak 8 kids egg hunt (10 and younger) will take place on Rip’s Ride at 9:30am, while the toddler egg hunt (3 and younger) takes place at the Guest Services/Activities Center at 10am. The Peak 9 kids hunt is at the learning area (Camelback Platter) and the Peak 9 toddler hunt is just below the Maggie in the Peak 9 base area. The Easter Bunny will be busy this day as he will be visiting both Peaks throughout the day.
The weather forecast for Easter Sunday is looking good … temperatures are projected be in the 50’s with sunny blue-bird skies. Whether on mountain or on the streets of Frisco, this Easter is shaping up to be one to remember.