Snow buries plan for Aspen egg hunt |

Snow buries plan for Aspen egg hunt

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Easter Bunny, apparently, doesn’t care for deep snow.

The Aspen Historical Society announced it has been forced to cancel its traditional Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the Wheeler-Stallard Museum, in Aspen’s West End, as a result of the deep snow that still blankets the property. The hunt was to take place Sunday.

The snow is reportedly 2 to 4 feet on the museum grounds, named Ruth Whyte Park. Museum officials say they have determined the Easter Bunny is from the “cottontail” branch of bunnydom rather than the more snow-ready “snowshoe hare” division, and thus is “not well suited to snow of this depth.”

And, noted museum spokesman Tom Egan, neither are young children, who might easily disappear in the snowy deeps.

The Aspen Recreation Center will step up on Sunday, though, opening its doors for the first time on the Easter holiday. The ARC will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the ice rink will offers public skating from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Wheeler/Stallard Museum will be open for the winter season through April 12, featuring its second-floor exhibit, Thomas W. Benton: Politics, Prose and Poetry, until that date.

The museum is located at 6th and Bleeker streets and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 925-3721 for more information.


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