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Easter Egg Hunts at Ski Resorts in Colorado and Utah

If you happen to be on a ski vacation over Easter or you’re worried the Easter Bunny is going to miss you in the Colorado and Utah mountains, fear not!  We have you covered with the top Easter Egg hunts at the ski resorts. Follow our guide to hunt down as many Easter Eggs as the ski resorts can dish out.

Arapahoe Basin’s Beach’n Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Easter Bunny visits A-Basin for an egg hunt that both skiing and non-skiing kids can enjoy! Search for 5,000 eggs on the mountain. Kids on skis will head to Wrangler to search for eggs starting at 11:30a.m.  For the non-skiers and those who wish to hunt on foot, you will be able to search in the learning spaces near the base area.

Loveland’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Celebrate the Spring Skiing Giant Easter Egg Hunt!  Gather at the Basin area for first chair at 8:30am and keep your eyes peeled for the giant hidden Easter Eggs as you ski down the slopes, browse the Sport Shop, and wander the base area.  Huge eggs mean huge prizes such as skis, snowboards, and tons of other awesome prizes.

Keystone’s Closing Day & Easter Celebration – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Join in on the Easter celebration at Kidtopia HQ for free Easter crafts, egg painting, cookie decorating and fun!  Events run from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

Breckenridge’s On Mountain Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs on Peaks 8 and 9.  Join the hunt starting at 9:00am at both Peaks 8 and 9 followed by a toddler Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am.

Copper’s The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hop on over to Copper for 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for all ages from a 3-and-under hunt in Center Village, to an on-mountain hunt for the skiing and riding kids at heart.  Check the link for details.

Beaver Creek’s “Eggstravaganza” Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Easter Bunny will host Beaver Creek’s 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10:30am at Creekside Park. The Egg Hunt includes 5,000 eggs followed by a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.

Winter Park’s Golden Bunny Classic – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Get festive with an on-mountain candy hunt in Discovery Park and a base area egg hunt for children under 5.  Plus don’t miss the ‘Bunny Race’ which has been an Easter tradition for more than 39 years for children ages 10 and under.  Check the link for specific times.

Alta’s Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Join Alta Community Enrichment for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 16th in front of Alta Java/Albion Grill at the Albion Base starting at 11:00am sharp.

Park City Easter – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Celebrate Easter and closing day at both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley.  Park City Resort’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, activities, and mountain-wide Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 9:00am.  The Easter Bunny will also be visiting Deer Valley Resort at the Snow Park Lodge from 9 to 11am.

Snowbasin’s Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bring the children up to Snowbasin Resort for an Easter Egg Hunt and to see the Easter Bunny before enjoying a delicious Easter Brunch from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Reservations are required.  The Easter Egg Hunt for ages 6 and under will start at 10:00am followed by ages 7-12 at 11am.

Solitude Mountain Resort’s Easter Egg Hunt and Ski with the Easter Bunny– Sunday, April16, 2017

Starting at 9:30am children ages 2 to 10 are invited to join in the Easter fun at the Snowsports Academy in the Moonbeam Base area.

Are you planning on enjoying an Easter Celebration in the Mountains? Tell us about your favorite Easter activities in the comments!

Season Ski Rental - Season Snowboard Rental - Christy Sports

You just moved to a place that finally has some elevation and you’ve had one of the most exciting summers of your life exploring the Rockies. Yet, with every passing day, you hear more about the approaching legendary winter. Between ski sale events and season pass promos, for the first time in your life, you’re starting to use “excited” and “winter” in the same sentence. You simply can’t wait to see if all the hype surrounding skiing and snowboarding in the Rockies is worth believing.

However, the move out here wasn’t cheap and you’re starting to notice lift ticket prices. The price of an individual ticket makes you cringe. You also have the option to spend big all at once on a season pass (choose this option, trust me). After doing the math, purchasing new equipment might be difficult. On top of the cost, you’re not sure whether skiing or snowboarding is your true calling, and you don’t want to make a long-term commitment to either without trying them first. What to do?

Have you considered a season ski or snowboard rental from Christy Sports?

All it takes is a visit to your nearest Front Range Christy Sports to get fitted with the proper equipment for your ability level. From there, take the equipment with you…for the WHOLE season! The convenience doesn’t stop there. If you have an issue with any of your equipment, whether it is the fit of your boots, a ski pole that didn’t make it into the car or a malfunctioning ratchet on your snowboard binding, Christy’s has you covered. They have over 40 locations across Colorado and Utah, so no matter where you’re skiing or riding; when a problem arises, an expert technician is there to fix it.

Here’s another advantage to renting gear for the season. Say that you grab skis in September, and by mid-December you’ve already put some serious mileage on the sticks. Drop into a Christy Sports and get your ski rental gear tuned at no charge! Getting ski wax on your landlord’s carpet is probably not on your to-do list, which is why the friendly and experienced staff at any Christy Sports location is happy to get your rental equipment mountain-ready again.

Let’s look at another scenario. You select a pair of skis in September, but by mid-December, you’re bored of the pizza/French fry routine and you want to stand sideways instead. Do it! With a season rental from Christy Sports, you can swap out skis for a board, or vice versa, whenever you like. They say that variety is the spice of life, so why limit yourself to just one method of cruising the slopes?

Remember how I said to splurge and buy the season pass, even though you still need equipment? You can afford it, and here’s why: a season rental package starts at just $159 for an adult and $99 for a junior! That’s everything you need: boots, bindings, poles and a pair of skis or a snowboard. It’s yours from the day you pick it up until April 14, 2016. Not to mention you can switch between skis and a board as many times your heart desires, and Christy Sports even provides a free mid-season tune for your rental gear. Sound too good to be true? It’s not; this is the real deal. Everyone else reading this is thinking the same thing, which is why you need to hurry in and pick up your ski rental or snowboard rental for the season. The absolute last day to rent is November 22nd, but why wait when you can have your pick of the best gear available starting on September 25th?

If you thought summer in the Rockies was fun, just wait until the snow starts to pile up! Any negative feelings you have about winter will be replaced with happy thoughts of slashing powder during the day and learning the true meaning of après at night.

Rent once and ski or ride all season long with a season ski or snowboard rental package from your nearest Front Range Christy Sports. See you in the rental shop on September 25th!

For more information on Christy Sports Season Rentals, visit: www.christysports.com/season

Colorado and Utah Easter Events

Looking for Easter activities to take the family to this year?  Here are some Easter events in the mountains where you can eggspect to have a lot of fun:

Arapahoe Basin

Beach’N Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Beaver Creek:

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 4th More Info

Breckenridge:

Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

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Copper Mountain:

The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Deer Valley

Easter Bunny Visits Deer Valley – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Keystone

Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th  More Info

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland’s Amazing Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Monarch Mountain

Kid Fest & Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Park City

Annual Easter Celebration and Hunt for the Golden Egg – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Ski Cooper

Cooper’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 4th More Info

Snowbird

Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Winter Park

Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race – Sunday, April 5th More Info

Have you been to any of these events? Let us know which ones are the best in the comments. 

The most overwhelming part about a shredcation is not knowing where to ski, what to do, or where to eat when you arrive. Luckily for us, it’s 2015, and although hoverboards haven’t become a viable mode of transportation, we do have access to the world’s information through smartphones. Here are a few of my favorite apps to help you make the most of your ski vacation:

Liftopia App1. Liftopia – Instead of paying full price for your lift tickets at the window, check Liftopia to see if there are any discounts or offers for the resort you’re visiting. Beware that you may have to purchase a few days in advance to get the deal, but sometimes you can get 50% off or more.

On The Snow App2. OnTheSnow – Want to find out which resort near you has the best snow conditions? OnTheSnow will give you the daily snow report for over 2,000 resorts worldwide to help you decide where you want to ski. It also lets you view trail maps, ski news, and live web cam feeds.

Trace Snow App3. Trace Snow – This app is loaded with cool features for the shredder that wants to track their day on the hill.  Record how many runs you’re taking, how many calories you’re burning, how fast you’re going, and how many miles of terrain you skied. Your GoPro can even sync with the app and track how high your jumps were. Most importantly, you can also add your friends to prove who shreds harder and share it on social media.

Yelp App4. Yelp – In case you’re not familiar with this popular review site, I’ve just introduced you to your new best friend. Yelp has customer reviews for just about everything. Need ski rentals? Check Yelp for the best ski rental shop near you. Looking for the best, cheapest place to grab a bite to eat? Check yelp for the highest rated restaurant with an average price per meal of $10 or less. Yelp has a great selection of filters that help you find the best of what you’re looking for wherever you go. Use it on your vacation to find the highest rated establishments so you never have to deal with poor customer service. Some places will even offer discounts if you “check-in” using the app.

Trip Advisor App5. Trip Advisor – Maybe everyone you’re traveling with doesn’t ski, or you’re wiped out from the day before and want to do something else. Check Trip Advisor for other local attractions to keep the gang entertained. Read tips from other travelers to see what they recommend for “Things to Do” in your vacation spot.

Skiing Fred App6. Ski/Snowboard Games – What better way to keep your stoke up than with some ski and snowboard games? If you’re flying or driving a long distance somewhere to ski, playing some ski games will keep you excited to hit the hill while you’re waiting to get there, and are more fun than reading a book or scrolling through Facebook. A few Christy Sports favorites are: MyTP Freeskiing 2, Skiing Fred, and FreshTracks Snowboarding.

What apps do you use for skiing and snowboarding? Have you tried any of these?