Spend Easter at Mt. Rainier

From the sublime to the thrilling, Easter weekend at Mount Rainier promises a memorable time

Easter Weekend in and around Mt. Rainier National Park will offer celebrations and good times on April 23 and 24. Here are the highlights:

Easter Brunch at Crystal Mountain’s Summit House

Celebrate Easter at 6,872 feet, dining at the Summit House, Washington’s highest restaurant. Experience a special all-day brunch buffet at the Summit House. Bring the whole family for a ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola and enjoy a delicious meal. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations will guarantee you a spot 360-663-3085.

• Date: Sunday, April 24
• Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
• Cost: Ages 11 & older: $29, ages 4-10: $10, 3 and under: free

Sunrise Service at Crystal Mountain
Watching the sun rise over the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range will take your breath away. Catch an early ride up to the summit for the Sunrise Service and watch the beauty unfold during an inter-denominational service.

• Date: Sunday, April 24
• Time: upload the gondola from 5:15am – 5:45am sharp (no exceptions)
• Cost: Regular scenic or ski lift + gondola rates apply.
• For more information, access www.crystalmountainresort.com

Skiing Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt at Crystal Mountain
Catch him if you can… The Easter Bunny will be shredding up the slopes with pockets full of candy. The Easter Egg hunt will take place at the Alpine Inn starting at 12 noon for children 10 and under. Parents, please bring 12candy-filledd eggs to the Alpine Inn by 11am.

 

Bunny Express on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
The Easter Bunny is somewhere in Mineral! Bring the family out for a good ‘ole’ fashion egg hunt! Meet the train at the Depot located in Elbe, WA. You will depart being pulled by one of our historic steam locomotives to our private picnic grounds on Mineral Lake. The Easter Bunny should be somewhere in the area! The kids will have fun finding the plastic eggs filled with treats and gifts. The Bunny Express fills up fast, so make your reservations early. Don’t forget your camera and something to gather eggs in. The ride is 40 minutes to the lake and the return is 40 minutes back to the Depot. You will spend approximately 30 minutes at the lake for a total round trip of about 2 hours.

• Date: Saturday, April 23
• Rides: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
• Fares: General (13-61): $25.00, Senior (62+): $22.00, Military: $22.00, Youth: (2-12) $20.00, Children under 2: Free
• Call 1-888-STEAM-11 for reservations

Easter Brunch at the National Park Inn
Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Inn is offering a bountiful Easter brunch (see menu), including a hand carved maple brown sugar glazed ham, blackberry blintzes, house made biscuits with country sausage gravy, potatoes o’brien, sausage links, bacon, scrambled eggs, assorted pastries and more.

• Date: Sunday, April 24
• Time: 10am – 3pm
• Cost: $12.95 adults | $9.95 for children
• For more information, visit mtrainierguestservices.com

Easter Egg Hunt at White Pass

The White Pass Ski Area will be hosting an Easter egg hunt. Non-skiers meet at the west end of the Day Lodge. Skiers will meet on the hill.

• Date: Sunday, April 24
• Time: 1pm
• Cost: Free

Easter Lodging Special at Alta Crystal

On Friday night, we kick off the weekend with a cupcake decorating and crafts party. On Saturday afternoon, after skiing, we host our annual Easter egg hunt with prizes for everyone. After dinner, we’ll have our 14th annual Easter bonfire, complete with s’mores, hot chocolate, beer & wine-and Peeps to roast, of course.
Sunday morning brings Crystal’s Easter Sunrise Service. This is one of those things you ought to do at least once in your life. Trust us-it’s one of those experiences you will be talking about when you’re in your 80s. It is just so incredible. You’ll ride up the Mt. Rainier Gondola before the sunrise, and the service will start just as the sun rises over East Peak. Incredible!

• Rates for the weekend start at just $159.99 plus tax per night.
• Call 1-800-277-6475 or visit www.altacrystalresort.com for reservations and more information.

With snow-capped Mount Rainier as its focal point, the Rainier region offers a range of mountain vacation experiences from the simple enjoyment of alpine forests, fresh air, and breathtaking scenery to extreme adventure sports. The area is rich in places to discover and encompasses communities from Chinook Pass to Crystal Mountain, Ashford and Elbe, near the Nisqually entrance, to Morton and Packwood. For more information on upcoming events and vacationing in the Mount Rainier region, please access VisitRainier.com.

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