Have you spent Easter in the mountains? If you haven’t, you need to plan an Easter trip to Vail or Beaver Creek. Our Valley is one of the best places to spent the holiday. It provides a great opportunity to bound with your family on the ski hill and celebrate spring as you watching the mountains awakening. See our list of suggestions to help you plan your prefect Easter vacation.
The egg hunt
There cannot be a great Easter celebration without an awesome egg hunt. Here in the mountains we have a few options for you. Vail Easter Egg Hunt is held in Lionshead village on Saturday 31st. If will be free and open to children up to 10 years old. The hunt will start with visit from the Easter bunny at 9:30a.m. and at exactly 10 o'clock kids will be let in the designated areas to collect the colorful Easter eggs. There are four special egg hunting areas — one for kids 2 and under, one for 3 and 4 year-olds, one for kids 5 and 6 years old, and another one for the 7 and older. After gathering as much eggs as they could, children will be able to exchange them for gifts of their choosing. Beaver Creek Eggtravaganza is the most famous egg hunt in the Valley. It starts at 10:30 at the Creekside Park below the main Beaver Creek Plaza.There will be a special zone for kids 4 years old and younger, who can be accompanied by a parent and the main zone for children 5 and older. The Easter bunny will be there to do the countdown to the hunt and for photos during the Eggravaganza. The town of Avon is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt, as well, and and if you ask my three year old the Avon Egg Hunt is the best. The event will take place in Nottinghm Park on Saturday 31st from 10a.m. to 12p.m. and it will be free of charge. The Avon egg hunt promises a fun-filled morning with games, inflatable features, balloon art and of course a visit from the Easter bunny. The actual hunt will be organized in groups, where kids will be separated depending on their height instead of age. Upon arrival parents need to check in the organizers tent, have their children measured and receive the appropriate color band. For the littlest hunters, age 3 and under, the festival will have a special area with their own bouncy house and egg hunt. There will be 10,000 eggs filled with toys and candy. Don't miss it!
Easter Sunday Service
Vail Mountain is offering their Annual Sunrise Easter Service. Guests are invited to attend the sunrise service, which starts at 6 a.m., with the gondola opening to the public for free at 5:30 a.m. for anyone looking to attend the picturesque interdenominational service. Additional services will be held on Vail Mountain at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for anyone who can’t make it for sunrise, although early risers are asked to leave their skis and snowboards at home and download afterwards.
Having a great family meal on Easter is a big part of the holiday and in Vail and around the Valley there are a few amazing options for delicious food in a festive atmosphere. Whether you are looking for the traditional meal or a creative twist from the talented chefs, the valley's restaurants have something for you. Make sure to reserve a table as these specialty brunches fill up quickly. The Easter brunch at the Sonnenalp is a Vail tradition; it happens annually and offers a great selection of festive brunch classics, you can also add the specialty Champagne package and celebrate in style. The Brunch will be at Ludwig's restaurant from 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m. The Easter brunch at Leonora is promising much more in addition to a delicious meal. Live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., exclusive egg hunt with 5 golden tickets with special prizes from the hotel, bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, and a lavish buffet featuring a prime rib carving station, local elk pastrami sliders, crab deviled eggs and classics like eggs Benedict Florentine, short rib hash, and festive dessert station.
Easter Brunch at Maya offers a great family atmosphere. The festive brunch buffet will include items like breakfast enchiladas, stuffed french toast, roasted Colorado leg of lamb, honey glazed ham and much more. Children are invited to participate in a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, enjoy different festive crafts and meet the famous Easter Bunny.