Tahoe Truckee Easter celebrations to include egg hunts, events

Staff report
Courtesy Tahoe City Parks and Recreation

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District will host the free annual Great Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30 at the Truckee Regional Park. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 11 a.m. and the hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. sharp. Take your own basket to hunt for more than 8,000 eggs. Free games and activities after the hunt. Children will be divided into age groups: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-12. Bad weather alternative is the community Recreation Center in Truckee. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.

Truckee Optimist Club Sports Equipment Drive

The Truckee Optimist Club will hold their second annual Sports Equipment Drive at Truckee Regional Park during the Great Easter Egg hunt at Truckee Regional Park on March 30. Club members are collecting donations of sports equipment and will purchase additional equipment to be handed out free of charge to youngsters in the community who do not have balls, gloves, bats, etc.

Spring Eggstravaganza 2013

Commons Beach, in Tahoe City, is looking like it is ready for the first Thursday farmers market or Sunday concert. Before any of these summer activities begin, there are a few family events including the Spring Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will cruise through town dropping a few thousand eggs at Commons Beach.

The Spring Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt will take place at Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City on Saturday, March 30. The Tahoe City Recreation Department has a jam-packed morning of activities planned, including face painting, games, photo opportunities with the bunny, balloon art, music and more. The event is free to attend and will kick off at 10 a.m. with the Easter egg hunts.

For more information call 530-583-3440 or visit

Sugar Bowl Easter Egg Hunt

Spend your Easter at Sugar Bowl. Families are invited to join the festivities and spend the morning hunting for Easter eggs. Each egg contains prizes and some lucky finders will go home with 2013-2014 Sugar Bowl season passes.

While the kids have fun on the mountain, Sugar Bowl will host their signature Wine Down event. Adults will fill the Lodge to sample wines, curl up by the fireplace or sit on the patio, with entertainment galore around the mountain. Visit

Alpine Meadows Easter celebrations to include egg hunt, Beacon & Eggs event

Easter means it is hunting season at Alpine Meadows with the All-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt, the Kids’ Egg Hunt or the Annual Beacon & Eggs Search Contest.

Make room in that Easter basket to fit a season pass to Alpine Meadows. Guests will have a chance to comb the mountain for a golden egg containing a Bronze Season Pass during the free, All-Mountain Adult Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden, but only one will be gold. This all-day hunt will commence when the lifts start moving at 9 a.m. All clues will be given out through Alpine’s Twitter account @skialpine.

Ski school will host the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt with plenty of Easter candy for all. Children 7 and under can join the hunt Sunday, March 31, at 10:15 a.m. at the Kids Camp Magic Carpet. For children ages 8 -13, the egg hunt takes place at 10:15 a.m. at the Magic Carpet located off the Subway Chair.

The Annual Beacon & Eggs Beacon Search Contest combines an Easter egg hunt with an avalanche beacon search practice session. Organized by Alpine’s ski patrol the event takes place on Easter Sunday, March 31. A fun, free (with season pass or purchase of lift ticket) event for all ages raises avalanche awareness. Avalanche beacons are buried in a one-acre area at Alpine Meadows. Competitors proceed to the buried treasure using their beacons in “search” mode. Competitors work individually or in teams (up to four people) to recover the beacons. Competitors redeem a found beacon for prizes from sponsors like Black Diamond, Vans, The Sports Exchange, K2, Cosmo’s Custom Footwerks, Oakley, Mountain Hardware, Alpenglow and The Backcountry, among others.

Free registration is at the Beacon & Eggs tent near the top of Subway Chair Lift (next to the base lodge), 9-11 a.m. The Le Mans-style start is at noon. Competitors must provide their own beacons, probes, and shovels. Call 530-581-8238 or visit for information.

Jake’s Easter brunch buffet

Enjoy views of Lake Tahoe while you dine lakefront at Jake’s On The Lake on March 31. Jake’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet will be served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $29 per person, $14 per child age 10 and under. The feast of items includes made-to-order omelets, hand-carved Berkshire ham, fresh ceviche, veggie and goat cheese frittatas, chicken apple sausage, fresh berry french toast, and more. New this year, a Bloody Mary bar. Egg hunts for kids. Reservations strongly recommended. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. Call 530-583-0188 or visit

Spring Wine Hop and Easter Brunch at Resort at Squaw Creek

Resort at Squaw Creek will be the site of the second annual Spring Wine Hop on Saturday, March 30, 4-6 p.m. Participants in the Spring Wine Hop will enjoy wine paired with gourmet treats at several locations around the resort. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 the day of the event. To reserve call 530-581-6615.

On Easter Sunday, Resort at Squaw Creek will offer an expansive gourmet Easter Brunch in Cascades Restaurant, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults are $45, children 4-12 are $21, and kids 3-and-under are free. Tax and gratuity are additional. For reservations call 530-581-6615. Easter Brunch guests will also have access to the resort’s Easter egg hunt, 10-10:30 a.m. on the poolside lawn for children ages 8-and-under, and on the forest sled hill for ages 9-12. Children can meet the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on the poolside lawn, or 11-11:30 a.m. in Cascades Restaurant. Additionally, live music will be featured in the lobby, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Located at Squaw Valley, the ski-in, ski-out Resort at Squaw Creek can be reached at 800-401-9501, or visit

Truckee Sports Exchange to offer free equipment demos Easter weekend

The Truckee Sports Exchange announced they will offer free equipment demos during Easter weekend. Test this year’s best skis at no cost on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31. To take advantage of free equipment demos stop into the Truckee Sports Exchange on West River Street in Truckee and pick out some skis to try. All equipment available for the demo will also be on sale for a heavily discounted price. The Truckee Sports Exchange will be offering spring tune and summer storage wax specials throughout the month of April.

The Truckee Sports Exchange specializes in new and used sales, rentals, and servicing of sporting equipment for all mountain sports including rock climbing, cross-country/AT/tele/alpine skiing, camping, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Located at 10095 W. River St., the store is also home to an indoor bouldering gym, Cycle Paths Bike Shop, and Tahoe Mountain Guides. Call 530-582-4510 for information. For bike shop info call 530-582-1890.

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