Easter festivities, pool parties, brew fests and the last weekend at the Beav’: Tricia’s Weekend Picks 4/15/22

Easter Egg Hunts have returned after a COVID-19 hiatus and a new brew fest comes to Avon

Easter Egg Hunts

Dye eggs at home or search for them at area Easter Egg Hunts.
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Easter Egg Hunts are happening up and down the valley after a few years off due to COVID-19. Gather the kids and their friends for an egg hunt near home or try to time it so you can go to all three.

Vail Easter Egg Hunt

The Vail Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday. Kids ages 2 to 10 may head to the Vail Rec District booth next to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village between 10 and 10:45 a.m. to get an Easter Egg Hunt passport filled with clues. Follow the clues throughout Vail Village, complete the passport and find your way to the last destination for special prizes. No registration is necessary. Go to for more information.

Avon Egg Hunt

Come to Nottingham Park to hunt down 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. The park will have separate areas for different age groups of kids 9 year of age and under. There’s even a special area for the kids 3 years of age and younger with a bouncy house and egg hunt just for them. There will also be a jellybean guessing game, face painters, crafts station, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more. Find out more details by calling 970-479-2292 or emailing

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Gypsum’s Spring Eggstravaganza

The Gypsum Library and Park will host an age-appropriate egg hunt for ages 10 and under on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to the egg hunt, which will feature some special golden eggs courtesy of Alpine Bank, there will be crafts in the library, pictures with the Easter Bunny bounce houses and other activities. Wear your best hat or bonnet for the contest and possibly win a prize. More event information is available at

Church services

It’s a busy time of year with Passover and Easter events. If you are a visitor to our valley this weekend and want to join locals in area services, check out the following websites. Many chapels house several different congregations. View the websites for schedules and more. This is just a partial list:

Vail Mountain is bringing back its popular Sunrise Mountaintop Community Worship Service after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will fire up at 6 a.m. to bring guests up to the Marketplace Restaurant at the top level of the gondola building where Pastor Ethan Moore of Trinity Church and Father Brooks Keith of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will welcome everyone in a service themed “Unity and New Life.”

Vail Mountain will offer complimentary rides on the Eagle Bahn Gondola (No. 19) in Lionshead at 6:00 a.m. for foot traffic only (no skis or snowboards) and the service will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. The Town of Vail is allowing free parking in the Lionshead parking structure if you leave by 10:30 a.m., just show a copy of the service program to the gate attendant when you leave.

The views are amazing from that vantage point and the service ends with the crowd going out to the Simonton Deck overlooking Mount of the Holy Cross for a “Passing of the Peace.”

Easter Brunch

There are several restaurants serving Easter Brunch. Gather family and friends and make reservations for this popular Easter Sunday activity.

The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon will be hosting Easter Brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa

Head to The Westin Riverfront’s Riverside Ballroom in Avon for a festive Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with special holiday menu items.

  • Herb roasted prime rib and honey glazed Ham
  • Seafood station
  • Omelets and pancakes with your favorite toppings
  • Shrimp and crab Benedict
  • Summer veggie empanadas with poblano cream sauce
  • Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and brunch cocktails
  • Dessert bar
  • $65 for adults and $25 for kids ages 5 to 12

Reservations are required, please call 970-790-5500 to save your spot.

For more information, please visit

Grand Hyatt Vail

Executive Chef Pierson Shields invites guests to experience an Easter Mimosa Brunch and Easter festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Chicken and waffles
  • Black truffle egg white frittata
  • Hand rolled sushi
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Toddlers start at 11:00 a.m., older children start at 11:15 a.m.
  • Photo-op with the Easter Bunny
  • Live Music
  • $90 per person, children ages one through 12 pay their age

Reserve by calling 970.476.1234 or book online at

Cucina at the Lodge at Vail

The Cucina at the Lodge at Vail is serving brunch from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday

  • Chef station with omelets and Belgian waffles
  • Bloody Mary bar – $15
  • Bottomless mimosas – $15
  • Live music – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Easter Bunny photo ops
  • $46 for adults and $19 for kids aged 5-12, 5 years old and younger are free

Call The Westin Riverfront for reservations: 970-754-7872.

Flame at the Four Seasons Resort

Flame, the mountain modern steak restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, will offer Easter Brunch from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday

  • Carving station
  • Raw bar
  • Poke bowl action station
  • Charcuterie board
  • House-made soups
  • Composed salads
  • Sides and desserts
  • $90 for adults, $25 for kids under 12 years old

Reservations required: 970-477-8663 or email:

Sonnenalp Hotel

The Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail is offering its traditional Easter Brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Seafood station
  • Sushi
  • Carving station
  • Omelets
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Cotton candy delights and other desserts
  • $115 for adults and $58 for kids ages 5 to 11 years old, 4 and under are free

Reservations required: 970-479-5429.

Vail Après Spring Fling Party

The Four Seasons Resort Vail will host the 3rd Friday Vail Après party poolside with bubbles and bites on Friday from 3 to 5.
Four Seasons Resort Vail/Courtesy photo

Vail Après is taking the party on the road again this weekend. Previously, Vail Après hosted an ’80s party and a beach party at Golden Peak, so the action is moving to the Pool Terrace at Four Seasons Resort Vail on Friday. Rain, snow or sunshine, the atmosphere will heat up from 3 to 5 p.m. while guests enjoy views of Vail Mountain and soak in the last few weeks of skiing and riding. Dress in retro gear, Easter colors or anything fun and festive and spend the afternoon enjoying craft cocktails, champagne and light bites. Register to attend by going to Eventbrite and search for Spring Fling Vail Apres.

In addition to the pool party, Vail Après will host music on and off the slopes like it has been doing for the last six weeks.


Mountaintop Music

  • Eagle’s Nest
  • DJ Thang
  • 1 to 3 p.m.

Spinning on the Square

  • Lionshead
  • Live music by Courtney Hampton
  • 3 to 6 p.m.

Après at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge music stage
  • Live music by The Woods
  • 3 to 6 p.m.

3rd Friday Après Party

  • Four Seasons Resort Vail
  • Spring Fling Pool Party
  • 3 to 5 p.m.


Mountaintop Music

  • Mid-Vail
  • DJ spinning tunes
  • 1 to 3 p.m.

Après at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge music stage
  • Live music by the Delta Sonics
  • 3 to 6 p.m.


Après at the i- Bridge

  • International Bridge music stage
  • Live music by DJ Boogie Lights
  • 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information, go to

Ultimate Après Avon

Stop by the inaugural Ultimate Après Avon event on Saturday for live music, beer and other tastings and more on Lake Street.
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The Ultimate Après Avon is a new event that is sure to become an end of ski season classic that will return each spring. Wind down the season by enjoying beer tastings from Colorado breweries, live music, a VIP area and food from local vendors. In addition to beer tastings, there will be wine, hard seltzer, canned cocktail, cider and spirit tastings.

The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with live music from opening band, Mud Season, from Summit County. The trio will perform a variety of genres, including rock, pop and blues throughout the decades. The legendary Colorado blues band Chris Daniels & the Kings will take the stage at 4:30 p.m. Everything will be set up on Lake Street, where you can gaze up at the slopes of Beaver Creek and say farewell to the ski and snowboard season. For tickets and more information visit

Beaver Creek’s last weekend

Beaver Creek will close for the 2021-2022 season in Sunday.
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It’s hard to believe the ski and snowboard season is winding down at Beaver Creek. Some terrain like Arrowhead and a few lifts have closed already for the season, but you can still enjoy the main mountain and the new McCoy Park, featuring 250 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain. After the recent storm earlier this week, conditions will be stellar until the last chairlift spins.

Beaver Creek’s lifts will remain closed until the summer lift service fires back up again on June 18. Centennial Express (No. 6) will be open daily offering scenic lift rides, hiking and bike haul on Centennial Express June 18 through Sept. 5. After Labor Day, the lift will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 25.

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