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Wacky Mountain Easter – Peeps Dioramas and Snow Egg Hunts

Published on: March 26, 2012

Up in the California mountains where the air is a little thinner and cleaner, people do things differently–some say they have a great sense of humor. Take Easter, for instance. It is coming up on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

MAMMOTH – Mammoth Lakes Village Easter Bunny visits on April 7 & 8 (mammothmountain.com) and there’s a snow egg hunt. It’s quite a trip looking for eggs in the snow!  Just think, you can be digging in the soft pack and meeting the snow Easter Bunny, or be down at Capitola Beach looking for eggs in the sand. It’s quite a contrast, and a “tail” of two Easter celebrations in California.  Included in the festivities at Mammoth Lakes are  Woolly’s Scavenger Hunt on the Mountain, kids helmet/pole decorating at Main + Canyon, and Woolly’s Igloo, Face Painting and Build your own Snowman!

NORTHSTAR – In the high Sierra mountain ski town of Northstar (northstarattahoe.com) there’s a Peeps Diorama Contest. Contestants take their favorite marshmallow Peeps (shaped like little bunnies and chicks,) and place them in a an imaginary world filled with whatever they envision. Contests usually specify a shoebox or similar size shape to create this dreamscape. Peeps diorama contests are quite popular throughout the U.S. Other festivities ainclude the popular Ripperro Parade in the Village at Northstar on Sat., April 7! The loveable Ski & Snowboard School mascot will lead guests through the Village filled with music, singing, dancing, complimentary Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, and loads of fun!

On Sunday, April 8,  all ages can egg hunt all over the Village at Northstar  starting at 10:30 a.m. and the Easter Bunny himself will be there for photo opportunities. Bunny will be seen around the rink in the Village and skiing all over the mountain! Golden Eggs will be spread between the mountain and in the village. These eggs will be filled with a ticket that you will need to take to “Season Pass” kiosk to redeem for prizes such as Maui Jim or Petra. Mikuni, Rubicon Pizza, Villager Candle, California Jean Bar, Apex Adventure, and many more will be up for grabs! See your favorite city’s Easter events.

 

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