Utah Ski Resorts Are All Ears For Easter


By Jill Adler It's a no brainer. Someone hands you a cute chocolate bunny and the first thing you munch down on? The ears. According to a survey conducted just in time for Easter by the Chocolate Manufacturers Association (CMA) and National Confectioners Association (NCA), not only are chocolate bunnies the number one “must have” item in an Easter basket but they are to be consumed ears first.

“Apparently, this is the most appropriate way to enjoy a chocolate bunny,” said Larry Graham, president of CMA and NCA. Graham admits he's no different. One thousand adults were surveyed and 76 percent said they start with the ears while only five percent head for the feet. I usually bite the butt but I'm in the minority (four percent).

When you're done with the bunny you will most likely have a handful of jelly beans to contend with. More than 90 million chocolate bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans find their ways into our bellies. But skiers, on the other hand are destined to consume more jelly beans than bunnies on Easter. There's just no room for Bugs in those plastic eggs EB tosses out on the slopes.

Grab a basket and see for yourself on April 5

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Park City Mountain Resort The Easter Bunny supervises a special egg hunt for kids under 6 in the Kid’s Korral at 9 a.m. sharp. Older children have an Easter Egg Hunt on the First Time face and adults can comb the mountain in search of the Golden Egg (containing a season pass) in the all-mountain hunt.

Deer Valley The Easter Bunny visits Deer Valley's Snow Park Lodge from 9 to 11 a.m.

Canyons Resort For the kids over 6, Canyons Resort will be hosting an Egg Hunt in Canyons Village Forum. The hunt starts at 9am. For children under 6, a special hunt starting at 9:15am is available at the Resort Village.

Alta Make sure you have the kids in front of Alta Java at Albion Lodge at 11 am. sharp to meet the Easter Bunny and find some of his hidden treasures buried in the snow. They will have three groups: 4 & under / 5-8 years / 9-12 years.

Snowbird Snowbird's Easter begins with the annual Sunrise Service on Hidden Peak followed by a Pancake Breakfast Buffet at the Rendezvous or the Aerie Easter Brunch. Kids 6 and under are free.

The egg hunt starts in Chickadee Bowl at 9 a.m. for children up to 11. The three age divisions are: 4 & under, 5-7 and 8-11.