EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - Vail Mountain will host its annual interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 6 a.m. at Eagle's Nest. The Eagle Bahn gondola will begin operating at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead. Free baked goods and beverages will be provided. In addition, there will be two afternoon Easter services scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and for 2:30 p.m. at Eagle's Nest at Simonton Deck, also known as the Holy Cross observation deck.
For those planning to attend the Easter sunrise service, the town of Vail is offering free parking for vehicles that enter the Lionshead parking structure after 5 a.m. and depart prior to 9 a.m. Upon departure, attendees should inform the booth attendants they were at the service.
For the sunrise service, the gondola ride is free and guests are not permitted to bring skis or snowboards. Following the service, guests will be asked to download the gondola. Guests will need a lift ticket or scenic ride ticket for the 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. service.
On Sunday, Beaver Creek's traditional Easter sunrise interdenominational service will begin at 6 a.m. at Spruce Saddle on the mountain. The Centennial Express Lift (Chair 6) will open at 5:15 a.m. to transport guests to Spruce Saddle. The chairlift ride is free and guests will not be permitted to bring skis or snowboards to the sunrise service. Downloading will be available immediately following the service.
Free parking will be available for sunrise service guests until 8:30 a.m. in Beaver Creek Village