Watching the sun rise over the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range will take your breath away. Catch and early ride up to the summit for a Sunrise Easter Service and watch the beauty unfold during an inter-denominational service.
6:00 a.m. – 6:20 a.m. (sharp): Upload the Mt. Rainier Gondola
6:35 a.m. – Sunrise service begins on the ridge just north of the gondola.
6:45 a.m. – Sunrise
Download begins as soon as service is over**
NO SUMMIT HOUSE SHELTER AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. Access to summit restrooms are available. Head straight to the outdoor location from the top gondola terminal for the service. Service location will be held just down the ridge/stairs from the gondola terminal. Appropriate footwear and additional layers highly recommended. No reservations needed.
*No skis or boards allowed to upload this year.
**All guests (skiers, boarders & scenic guests) must download via the gondola immediately after the service.
Lifts open at 9:00 a.m. for skiing and riding to begin. Regular scenic or ski lift ticket rates apply.
Skiing Easter Bunny: Catch him if you can… The Easter Bunny will be shredding up the slopes with pockets full of candy from 9:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt: This will take place at the Alpine Inn starting at 12:30 p.m. for children 10 and under. Parents- please bring 12 candy filled eggs to the Alpine Inn by 11am.
Easter Deals at the Alpine Inn:
Crystal Hotels offers a couple of different packages for Easter, one that includes lift tickets and breakfast, and one that is for the Easter breakfast.
Easter Lift Ticket Package: Includes overnight lodging, lift tickets, and Easter Brunch on Sunday morning.
Package for 1: Includes over-night lodging, 1 lift ticket, and breakfast for 1 at the Alpine Inn.
Package for 2: Includes over-night lodging, 2 lift tickets, and breakfast for 2 at the Alpine Inn.
Package for family: Includes over-night lodging, 2 lift tickets, and breakfast for up to 4 people.
After Breakfast there is an Easter egg hunt that starts at 12:30 on the Alpine Inn Lawn.