Ski-ster Sunday means church, eggs and bikinis events at ski areas

Tacoma News TribuneApril 17, 2014 

Crystal Mountain and Mt. Baker have there own ways of celebrating Easter, and both involve chairlifts. Call it Ski-ster Sunday.

Crystal Mountain hosts a mountaintop nondenominational church service Easter morning before the slopes open. The gondola starts hauling visitors up to the service at 5:30 a.m.

Once the mountain opens at 9 a.m., skiers and snowboards can race down the mountain trying to catch a skiing Easter Bunny with pockets full of candy. The Alpine Inn hosts an afternoon egg hunt. Parents must supply the eggs.

Also on Easter, Crystal hosts the Bikini and Board Shorts. The only rules for the race: You have to be 18 or older and you have to wear a bathing suit.


On Saturday, Mt. Baker hides eggs throughout its resort for its annual Golden Egg Hunt. The eggs are stuffed with thousands of dollars in prizes.

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