Olympic Fever and the Holiday Spirit in late November and throughout December

The 2013/2014 winter season is underway at Copper Mountain. After an exciting early season sendoff for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team on their road to the 2014 Winter Olympics, the spotlight has now shifted to the U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Olympic preparations. December is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of Olympic hopefuls training and competing at Copper Mountain while spreading holiday cheer with friends and family.

November 14, 2013

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COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – November 14, 2013 – The 2013/2014 winter season is underway at Copper Mountain. After an exciting early season sendoff for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team on their road to the 2014 Winter Olympics, the spotlight has now shifted to the U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Olympic preparations. December is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of Olympic hopefuls training and competing at Copper Mountain while spreading holiday cheer with friends and family. Of course, there is still plenty to celebrate in November. Colorado Days, Nov. 16-17, includes two days of Colorado-based brand and gear demos, for guests and Woodward Remix Weekend, Nov. 29 – Dec 1, features free introductory trampoline, skate, and BMX sessions at the newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn.

 

Copper Mountain Colorado Days, Nov. 16 – 17, 2013

TheThird Annual Colorado Demo Days celebrates all things homegrown in Colorado, including locally-made skis and snowboards (including demos), a Colorado craft beer garden and local bands, who will battle it out, winner takes all, for a chance to play at Copper’s Sunsation Festival later this spring. More information here.

 

Woodward Remix Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 29 – Dec 1, 2013

The Woodward at Copper Barn is all dressed up and ready for the ball following a half-million dollar remodel, completed this past summer. Woodward Remix Weekend includes free public sessions for all guests, all weekend long. The U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding teams will be on hand, as will pro-BMX riders Red Bull’s Anthony Napolitan and X Games Gold medalist Zack Warden, in addition to Red Bull pro skateboarders Tom Schaar and Curren Caples and Volcom’s Louie Lopez for demos and athlete meet-and-greets. The Annual GoPro Yam Jam is the perfect way to work off that third (maybe even fourth) helping of Thanksgiving turkey with Woodward at Copper's progressive rails on Friday, Nov. 29.  More information here.

 

North Face Park and Pipe Open, December 6 – 8, 2013

The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series returns to Copper Mountain's Main Vein Superpipe Dec. 6 - 8. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros at this action packed event. This year's stakes are especially high, as the event also will serve as a last-chance qualifier heading into the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is the Olympic qualification series for freeskiing athletes in the U.S., and will ultimately determine which athletes will compete for the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing team at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Dec. 16-22, is the last final Olympic qualifying opportunity in Colorado for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. More information here.

 

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, December 16 – 22, 2013

Copper Mountain kicks off the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, a U.S. Olympic team selection event, Dec. 19 - 22. In 2012, Copper hosted over 500 athletes from 13 countries and the stakes will be even higher in 2013, with a potential Olympic bid on the line. Both slopestyle and halfpipe disciples with be featured at Copper Mountain before making their world debut in February in Russia. Athletes will be throwing their biggest and best tricks in the last Colorado qualifier before Sochi. Top athletes from all over the world are expected to compete giving spectators a chance to watch and rub elbows with the sport’s next big stars. New this season guests can watch the high-flying action of both Snowboarding and Freeskiing in Copper’s Main Vein Superpipe under the lights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 - 21. More information here.

 

Twelve Days of Copper, December 20 – 3, 2013

Get your festive on during the Twelve Days of Copper, with torchlight parades for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, fireworks, fire dancers, rail jams and more. More information here.

 

Lock in personal snow days for the 2013/14 winter season with the Copper Season Pass and Copper 4-Pack on sale now, prices are guaranteed until November 18. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

 

Visit CopperColorado.com for the latest information on winter pass products, lodging steals and more. Stay in the loop all year long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

 

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Media Contacts:

Austyn Williams, (970) 968-2318 ext. 38827, awilliams@coppercolorado.com

Stephanie Sweeney, (970) 968-2318 ext. 38849, ssweeney@coppercolorado.com

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