From Egg Hunts to Pub Crawls: How Park City Celebrates Easter
It's hard to believe another winter season is wrapping up. This year, Easter falls on the closing day for both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts. From crazy costumes to tasty treats, here's what you have to look forward to in addition to the normal closing day tomfoolery come Easter Sunday/Closing Day.
On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunts
Easter activities at Park City Mountain kick off at 9 a.m. sharp with the annual village and on-mountain Easter Egg Hunts. More than 7,000 eggs will be scattered across the entire resort for avid seekers to find. What delightful surprises await in the eggs you may ask? Candy, toys, Supergoop! samples, Park City prize vouchers, and the jackpot: four Gold Prize eggs stuffed a 2017/18 Winter Season Pass, Supergoop! Package, Park City Long Board, and a $250 Helly Hansen Gift Card. Will you be the lucky finder? Maximize your chances by staying up to date with clues posted on the resort's social media pages from April 11th – 15th.
In addition to the all ages on-mountain hunt, egg hunts for kids ages 5 and under will be held at the Kids Korral at the Park City Base Area and Ski Beach at Canyons Village while kids ages 6-10 can search First Time run or the Forum at the Park City Base and Canyons Village, respectively.
A Visit With the Easter Bunny
We're willing to bet you'll see more than a few Easter bunnies cruising around the mountain on Sunday, given the propensity for wearing costumes on the final day of the season. But if you want access to an official rabbit, here's how you can make the Easter Bunny happen for your kids. Take the short drive to the Heber City from April 13-15 and you're in for a treat with the Heber Valley Railroad's Easter Bunny Train and baby animal petting zoo, held April 13-14 at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. and on April 15th at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will also make a stop at Billy Blanco's on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. for a pre-Easter egg hunt and to eat the raved-about "Motor City Mexican" food. On April 16, you can visit the Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley from 9-11 a.m. to greet the Easter Bunny and snap a photo.
Plenty of restaurants in Park City serve Sunday brunch (a complete list can be found here), including the J&G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley where you can indulge in smoked salmon rillettes, lavender-scented French toast with blueberries, and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Don't forget to pair your meal with a mimosa or the St. Regis’ famous Bloody Mary. Or make brunch a day trip by heading out to the High West Refectory in Wanship for their decadent brunch and a tour (available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and a shot of Utah's signature western whiskey.
First Annual Bunny Hop
If you're still hanging around town on the weekend after Easter and are looking for a good old fashioned pub crawl, this is it. On April 22, get dressed in your best Easter-inspired costume (bunny, egg, Jesus, etc.) and grab a can of food (or $5) to donate to the Park City Christian Center and head to Main Street for Park City's first annual Bunny Hop. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at The Cabin and continue along Main Street to Downstairs, No Name Saloon, and Flanagan's with no specific time frame. O.P. Rockwell is, however, the final destination for the dance party.
Finally, in case you missed the memo. Park City Mountain's annual Pond Skimming Contest was rescheduled from April 8 to April 15, meaning Saturday is your day to catch all the best crashes and splashes at the Red Pine Lodge. Keep on hopping Park City!
Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Concert Series, and Closing Day
Easter Bunny Train