Hop Up to Waterville Valley Resort this April 3-4, 2010, for a Fun-Filled Easter Weekend

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There is a full basket of activities being offered this Easter weekend. Whether it’s a sunrise mountainside service or an Easter egg hunt, the focus at Waterville Valley Resort this Easter will be on reconnecting with the family.

There is a full basket of activities being offered this Easter weekend. Whether it’s a sunrise mountainside service or an Easter egg hunt, the focus at Waterville Valley Resort this Easter will be on reconnecting with the family.

It all starts on Saturday, April 3 with the annual Extreme Pond Skimming event at 10:30 a.m., where skiers and riders test their luck on a made-for-the-day pond at the base of the slopes. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. at the Ski Resort Event Yurt and is open to the first 70 people to sign in. The weekend will close on Sunday with church services and a brunch in the resort’s Coyote Grille.

Lodging Package, April 2-4, 2010: Includes lodging, Sunday brunch with the Easter bunny at the Coyote Grill, Curious George Story Time, ice skating, and 4 admission tickets for your choice of off-slope activity. Prices from $41 per person per night (based on two adults and two youth).

This Easter Weekend at Waterville Valley Resort, there’s a lot more going on than just riding the slopes. Here’s a listing of the weekend’s events:

Easter Basket Decorating: From 10 a.m. to noon, get your basket ready for the Easter Bunny at the Recreation Department. Cost is $5 per person and families can bring their own baskets or purchase one from us to decorate. They’ll supply everything you need, including ribbon, decorative grass, pompoms, feathers, silk flowers and more. All ages are welcome. Call 603-236-4695 for more information.

Curious George Story Time and Craft: At 11 am and again at 3 pm at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. $5 per child suggested donation. Pull up a bean-bag chair to hear your favorite Rey stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. Following story time kids make seasonal crafts they can take home. 603-236-3308.

Egg Coloring & Decorating: From 1–3 p.m. at the town Recreation Department, each participant will get six eggs and all of the supplies needed to create their Easter egg masterpieces. Cost is $5 per child and all ages are welcome. Call 603-236-4695 for more information.

Egg Drop Challenge: Show off your engineering skills at the Egg Drop Challenge at 4 p.m. in the Town Square. Participants must create a structure no larger then a standard shoebox that will protect an egg from a drop off of the square’s Clock Tower. After the eggs are dropped, judges below open the protective device to reveal whether the egg survived. This event is free and open to all.

“NH Wildlife – Signs of Spring”: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a naturalist and live native New Hampshire wildlife from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to learn about how wild animals respond to the seasonal changes of spring. Takes place at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. All ages welcome. No charge to attend, donations welcome.

Generously sponsored by Waterville Valley Realty. 603-236-3308
Kids Night Out: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Youth ages 7-13 enjoy dodgeball, capture the flag, and more. Pre-registration recommended as there is a minimum of 10 participants required. With the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. $8/person. 603-236.-695

Non-denominational Sunrise Church Service: Join the Waterville Valley Resort community at the summit of Mount Tecumseh for an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday April 4 from 6–6:30 a.m. Skiers and those on foot can take the White Peaks Quad to the top starting at 5:30 a.m.

Ski for Free: From 6:30–8 a.m., skiers can enjoy a free ride on the White Peaks Quad.

Easter Egg Hunts: From 9:30–10 a.m., children can join the annual Easter Egg Hunt Frenzy at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. Cost is $5 per child and prizes will be given to kids who find a Golden Ticket in their eggs. Families can also expect a visit from the Easter Bunny. All participants should dress warmly to hunt. Please register at 603-236-4695. There is also an egg hunt at the ski area. Children 12 and under can join Smoky the Bear at the bottom of the J-Bar at 8 a.m. for the slope-side Easter Egg Hunt.

All-denominational Church Services: Held in the Town Square Meeting Place at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Easter Brunch: Whether it’s late breakfast or early lunch, brunch will be served at the Coyote Grill starting at 10:00 am, with the Easter Bunny hopping in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.    

This spring, skiers can save while hitting the slopes at the biggest ski mountain south of New Hampshire's Notch. The "Spring It On" package includes lodging in a one-bedroom condo or lodge room and lift tickets. The Waterville Valley Resort is offering this deal midweek throughout March, plus the weekends of March 26 to 28 and April 2 to 4, 2010. Packages start at $61 per person for one including skiing. s/b Packages start at $61 per person, quad occupancy in a one bedroom condominium.

Spring skiing in Waterville Valley can mean excellent snow conditions under sunny skies.

The Spring It On package includes access to the White Mountain Athletic Club with indoor pool, Jacuzzis & steam rooms, skating at the indoor Waterville Valley Ice Arena and use of Waterville Valley Resort’s shuttle bus.

Waterville Valley Resort hosts many events that provide families an opportunity to spend quality time together in a location that encourages the exploration of nature, fosters creativity, and welcomes curiosity.

Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four season resort. In addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice arena, boating, a skate park, and a host of outdoor activities. Dining options include traditional favorites and elegant dining.

For lodging and resort information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or click online at http://www.visitwatervillevalley.com


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