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Local Easter egg hunt salvaged

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Although the Aspen Historical Society chose to cancel its annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of their Wheeler/Stallard Museum because of excessive snow, local nonprofit PowderToThePeople.org is holding its own Easter Egg hunt instead.

According to PowderToThePeople.org, a kids Easter egg hunt will be held at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola on Sunday, March 23, at 10 a.m. for children under the age of 12. Following the hunt, the organization is holding its first-ever local beacon search competition as a way to hone essential backcountry search skills. In the event, two-person teams will race against the clock to locate and recover buried avalanche transceivers over the course of two heats.

A check-in table will accept last-minute registrations for the competition at the upper Gondola Plaza on top of the main stairs on Sunday morning from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. The cost of entry is $30 per two-person team. Entry entitles competitors access to the venue via the Silver Queen Gondola, a raffle ticket and a slice of pizza and beverage at the Sundeck during the awards party following the event.

Winners will receive cash and prizes from sponsors. For more information, visit http://www.powdertothepeople.org or call Mike Sladdin at 618-8988.