April Events & Deals: Easter with Ski Vermont
April 4-5, 2015
Celebrate Easter weekend with the family or friends at a Vermont resort and enjoy this season’s epic snow conditions while participating in great events.
Begin your holiday weekend with a beautiful morning service at Allyn’s Lodge followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg Hunt and an elegant Easter Brunch at Timbers Restaurant.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe’s 60th annual non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service will be held as always at the Cliff House atop Mt. Mansfield. Complimentary Gondola transportation is available to the public from 4:30am – 5:30 am. The Gondola closes promptly so please allow for extra time (10 - 15 mins) to park and walk to the Gondola Barn before 5:30 am. Dress warmly and for mountain conditions. Participants will also have the opportunity to make donations to the United Way of Lamoille County during the service. A Children's Easter Egg Hunt has moved to the Spruce Plaza for 9am.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
On Easter Sunday, conditions permitting, the Sterling lift will transport attendees up the mountain free of charge to participate in a non-denominational service and Easter message by a local minister. Lift loading begins at 6:00 am and ends promptly at 6:30 am. No experience with riding the chairlift is necessary. Following the service, guests may ski or snowboard to the base area or ride the lift back down the mountain.
Q Burke Mountain
Vermont Spirits will kick off the weekend for adults on Good Friday providing samplings paired with great eats from the Tamarack Pub & Girl. Gang of Thieves will be hosting après in the Bear Den Lounge at Mid Burke and Easter brunch will be served Sunday in the Tamarack Dining Room.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Bite the ears off a chocolate bunny at Okemo this Easter weekend. The fun begins on Saturday, April 4 with Okemo’s Slush Cup and Splash for Cash. Costume-clad Slush Cup competitors schuss toward an 80-foot-long slushy pond and try to make it across without falling in. It’s a chilly spring dip for those who don’t make it. Following the Slush Cup, you've got one shot to soar off a kicker and grab a bag o’ cash dangling above the slush pond. Easter morning starts with a sunrise service led by Pastor Abe in the Jackson Gore courtyard and an on-mountain Easter Egg Hunt that begins when the lifts start spinning. Find the one special egg for a very special prize.
Easter Sunrise Service is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Killington Peak Lodge. The service is free and open to all, but space is limited to 275 guests and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Join afterward for a community breakfast.
After the service, starting at 8:00 a.m. descend to the K-1 Base Lodge for an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. At 9:00 a.m., a toddler-friendly Easter Egg Hunt will follow at the K-1 Base as well.
Everyone knows the Easter Bunny love snow. He plans to stop at the Sun Mountain on Sunday, April 5, hiding a very special golden egg somewhere on the mountain. In that golden egg will be a certificate for a 2015/16 Winter Season Pass! Ages 17 and under only. And not to leave our youngest guests out, the big bunny will coordinate a hunt with the Kids Center, too.
Stay tuned for more details on the Sunday Easter egg hunt at boltonvalley.com.
April 4, 2014 – Pond skimming at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
3rd Annual Pond Skimming in the Zone Terrain Park! The event is free! Registration starts at 10:00 am at the Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume. Spectators are welcome.
April 4-5, 2015 - Sugar Slalom at Stowe Mountain Resort
The Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America. The two-day event can attract over 1,000 avid racers and up to 600 spectators. All participants are invited to dress up in costumes best representing our theme, a Spring Celebration.
April 11, 2015 – Annual Spring Fling and Pond Skim at Stratton Mountain
Embrace warm spring weather at the Annual Spring Fling and Pond Skim. Dress in your wackiest attire and ski or snowboard across our man-made pond with hopes to make it across to the other side. Enjoy the Village and the best time to après ski at the Spring Fling celebration.
April 11-12, 2015 - Backcountry Magazine Basecamp at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things backcountry. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information go to backcountrymagazine.com
Vermonters Save 20% at Timbers Monday - Thursday, non-holiday ends 4/23/15. Timbers is serving up locally sourced and preserved food from Gaylord Farm all season. Take part in the Vermont tradition of eating local, and save 20% on meals when you show your Vermont ID.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Come experience spring skiing and riding at its best! Save up to 30% if you book lodging up to April 12. Stay two nights, save %15, stay three nights or more, save 30%. Savings in select units with some blackout dates.
Stowe Mountain Resort
The ByPass at Stowe Mountain Resort allows you to register your Evolution Stowe Card (lift pass card) online and go direct to the lift every day you ski or ride in Stowe. Add to that, instantaneous savings by automatically paying the discounted ByPass rate the first time you’re scanned at the lift each day. Additionally, ByPass participants receive exclusive lift access specials throughout the winter. Get it online at http://www.stowe.com/ski-ride/bypass/
The Evolution Stowe Card (ESC) - The Evolution Stowe Card uses RFID technology to greatly improve convenience and value for guests throughout the resort.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
A spring getaway to Smugglers’ Notch Resort promises to please skiers and riders with special activities and value pricing paired with longer days, warm sunshine, and soft snow on the slopes. Through March 19, 2015, lodging and lift packages start at $115 per youth (ages 3-17) and $145 per adult per night. From March 20 – April 12, 2015, families can enjoy all of Smugglers’ award-winning activities and programs at the season’s lowest rates, with ski and stay packages starting at $95 per youth and $125 per adult per night. Vacation packages include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, snow tubing, and bouncing fun in the indoor FunZone with its climbing inflatables and games. A torchlight parade, bonfire and fireworks are a weekly favorite.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Spring Online Lift Ticket Savings -Okemo offers great springtime savings on lift tickets purchased online! When skiers and riders of any age purchase a lift ticket valid on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday online, through the end of the season, they pay just $63. Lift tickets purchased online for Monday or Friday are just $78. And who ever said there’s no such thing as free lunch!? When skiers and riders purchase a Lift & Lunch ticket online for $69, they get a lift ticket valid any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and a free $15 voucher for lunch at their choice of Okemo-operated culinary outlets.
Kids? The $299 Kidsrule Mountain Camps 3-pack of lessons guarantees that little ones will learn something and have a super time doing it. And if they aren’t used up this season, come on back early next season for a head start – 3-pack lessons valid through 12/23/2015.
Everyone? Try the Spring Loaded Card for 4 days of lift tickets for less than $30 a day. Each non-transferable card is just $119 all ages, and also valid for an early season teaser next winter, through 12/18/2015.