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April 01, 2014

Epic Easter Egg Hunts and Treats | April Tip Sheet

There is no better way to elevate your Easter (literally) than celebrating at one of these Colorado mountain resorts this year. These Easter eggs hunts one up their humble backyard beginnings by including thousands of eggs in the search, visits from the Easter Bunny himself, and prizes bigger than your typical jellybean filled egg – all set against scenic mountain backdrops. If you’re seeking something warmer, Half Moon, Jamaica, is also offering a special Easter treat.
 

Keystone

Celebrate with a traditional Easter egg hunt at Keystone Resort. There will be two on-mountain areas set with hundreds of Easter eggs left by Mr. Easter Bunny himself. One area will be for the little tikes ages 1-4 and the other area will be set for children ages 5-10. The hunt will begin promptly at 10am.
 
Also taking place at Keystone on Easter weekend are a variety of family-friendly activities such as face painting, cookie hour, a scavenger hunt, Ripperoo’s Village Parade, In Search of Bigfoot Night Adventure Walk and more. These festivities are in addition to Keystone’s full line-up of  non-stop children’s activities such as the World’s Largest Snowfort, star gazing parties, ice skating, tubing and more.
 
Lodging Special | Save up to 50 percent on lodging when you stay three nights or more at Keystone Resort for Easter weekend. Rates start at just $127 and include free night skiing on day of arrival and free ice skating admission. And, don’t forget that Kids Ski Free at Keystone all season long.
 

Breckenridge

Make sure you ski with your Easter basket in hand on April 20 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. There will be more than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs filled with treat and prizes for guests to hunt. There’s no telling what the eggs will hold so get there early and keep your eyes peeled on every run (particularly greens) for the best chance to win.
 
Cool fact: Eggs will be made of non-toxic plastic with 100 percent renewable plant resources, which make them more compostable and use less energy and emission waste in the production process.
 
There will be plenty of fun for the big kids in Breck too - the Breckenridge Resort Chamber is hosting a town-wide Golden Easter Egg Hunt where they will hide eggs filled with cash, restaurant offers, candy and more.
 
Lodging Special | Score Breck for a buck.When you book two or more nights of lodging along with two or more days of lift tickets, you get your next day for $1. A variety of lodging options are available to meet the needs of any guest, from slopeside condos to in-town townhomes.

Beaver Creek

Saturday, April 19, Beaver Creek Resort will hide 4,000 eggs for youngsters to search out in Creekside Park, just below the main village. Plus, there will be a special appearance from the Easter Bunny so bring the little ones and a camera to capture the great memories! The 21st annual egg hunt will being at 10:30am with the Easter Bunny available for meet and greets following.
 
Lodging Special | Take advantage of the best lodging and light ticket offer of the year – Ski Free Stay Free – and receive one night of lodging and one day of skiing free.
 

Half Moon, Jamaica

Families staying at Half Moon, A RockResort for four nights over the Easter period can take advantage of a special Easter treat at the renowned Anancy Children’s Village by enjoying one complimentary full day program of activities and a reduction of 25 percent off subsequent days. Here is a sneak peek of some of the fun to be had:
 
Rabbits (3 to 5 years of age)
Kiss your first dolphin, ride a pony, crab hunt and races, story- telling on the beach, a Kodak session with Anancy, a tennis clinic and more.
 
Tigers (6 – 8 years of age)
Reggae and Soca dance sessions, a crazy scavenger hunt, icy cold Dodgeball, Kayak and Paddle Boat races, yoga with Gabby and more.
 
Hype Tweens (8 – 12 years of age)
Sailing lessons, cycling treasure hunt, snorkeling lessons, sand sculpting competition, beach soccer, a first taste of the golf course and more.
 
 
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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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