Big Bear Valley, CA — After a dose of winter weather, bringing an additional two to three inches of snow to the resorts this week, and sunny spring days expected into the weekend, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Resorts are the places to be for spring break. In celebration of Easter Sunday, Snow Summit will offer an Easter egg hunt on the slopes on April 4; the event is free and open to skiers and snowboarders up to age 21. For the younger children, no lift ticket is required to participate as the egg hunts will take place at the base of the mountain; for ages eight to 12, the Easter egg hunt begins at 10am, children under seven get their opportunity to hunt for eggs containing prizes at 10:30am. Young adults, ages 13 to 21, will need a lift ticket or season pass for the 8am Easter egg hunt on the slopes in hopes of finding the golden egg containing a four-pack of lift tickets good for the 2010/2011 ski season. Parents are reminded to bring a camera to get a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Community Church at the Lake also offers their annual Spring Egg Hunt event this weekend, with free face painting, games, arts and crafts, and the Easter egg hunt taking place from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 3. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for this community event at the church located on Big Bear Boulevard at Knickerbocker, next to Veterans Park, in Big Bear Lake.
Additional special offerings in celebration of Easter Sunday include the Easter Sunrise Service presented by the Bear Valley Ministerial Association and including scripture readings from a number of pastors from the Big Bear Valley. This community event, to be held at Pine Summit Camp and Conference Center at the south end of Wren off Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake, is open to all ages, and begins at 6:30am Easter morning.
There will also be a sunrise service on the North Shore at 8am. The April 4 Easter service and guided meditation in the great outdoors takes place lakeside at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina in Fawnskin. For more information, call Reverend E.T. Russell at 744-0470.