8 Ways to Celebrate Easter on Skis

As spring moves in, plenty of resorts are still offering skiing and riding through April. At these ski areas, you can find an epic good time with live music, parties and pond skims on Saturday, followed by mountaintop sunrise service on Sunday. Be sure to bring your Easter basket. 

20 | Hip 2 the Hops Fat Bike & Music Festival, Magic Mountain

Upper Pass Beer presents this new festival in Londonderry, featuring a BLT tap takeover, ten hours of music including 3 live bands, 7 MCs, 3 live paint artists and DJ JoeBell. There will also be a fatbike event running during the day and a big BBQ on the deck.

20 | Nor’Beaster Season Passholder Party and Dazed and Defrosted, Killington

Check out a free hard goods on-snow demo at the base of Superstar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a barbecue lunch with hot dog, hamburgers, veggie burgers and barbecue. Live music in the afternoon by DJ Dave, Annie in the Water and Passafire. Midweek pass holders are invited to the barbecue too and can start skiing weekends April 20.

20 | Annual Pump House Beach Party and Pond Skim, Jay Peak

Bust out the sandals and sunblock and head over to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark to ring in the spring ski/ride season from 4-7 p.m. Anyone 16 and older is invited to participate in the annual pond skim. Registration runs from 10-11 a.m. at the Tramside Info Desk. Event starts at noon at the top of the pond, located on the Interstate trail. Awards are at 4 p.m. at the waterpark. Judging categories include best run, best costume, best bail and best splash.

21 | Easter Sunrise Service and Egg Hunt, Killington

Start off Easter Sunday with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Killington Peak Lodge. Gondola rides will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. and the service is free and open to all, but space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stick around for a community breakfast. Feel free to bring skis or snowboards, but Killington asks that no one descends until trails open at 8 a.m.

Head to K-1 Lodge at 8:30 a.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 14 & under, followed by a toddler-friendly hunt at 9:30 a.m. near the Roading Brook Umbrella Bar. Some of the eggs will include lift tickets and a season pass to Killington or Pico.

21 | Sunrise Service and Easter Egg Hunt, Jay Peak

Catch the tram at 4:45 a.m. for a sunrise mountaintop service. Ski or ride down or take the tram back to the base. Then, head to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark Patio at 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled to start at noon sharp.

21 | Family Easter Egg Hunt, Burke Mountain

Kids’ hunt starts at 11 a.m. on the hotel patio. Throughout the morning and afternoon, staff will hide Easter eggs on the upper mountain slopes for all ages to find. Inside, expect great prizes including two golden tickets: one for a free weekend getaway package for two and one for a 2019-2020 season’s pass.

21 | Mountaintop Easter Sunrise Service and Closing Day Celebration, Stowe

Take a complimentary gondola ride from 4:30-5:30 a.m. to a free non-denominational Easter sunrise service with the Stowe Community Church. Then, celebrate a record-breaking snow year with a DJ party later in the day.

21 | Easter Egg Hunt and Morning Service at Allyn’s Lodge, Sugarbush

Take in morning service at Allyn’s Lodge and head to Upper Jester for an on-hill Easter Egg hunt for those 7 and up at 9 a.m. For those 6 & under, head to The Farmhouse at the base area for a separate egg hunt.

Featured Photo Caption: The view during the sunrise Easter service at Killington. Photo courtesy Killington Resort.

Abagael Giles

Abagael Giles is the Assistant Editor at Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine. She loves free-heel skiing and exploring her home state of Vermont–one ridgetop at a time.

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