As the snow keeps piling up and on-mountain conditions being the best in years, there’s plenty to celebrate at Copper Mountain Resort with the 12 Days of Copper, Dec. 20 – 31, and the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Dec. 16 - 22.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — December 11, 2013 — As the snow keeps piling up and on-mountain conditions being the best in years, there’s plenty to celebrate at Copper Mountain Resort with the 12 Days of Copper, Dec. 20 – 31, and the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Dec. 16 - 22.
Starting Friday, Dec. 20, and into the new year,12 Days of Copper ramps up the holiday spirit this season with featured specials and deals throughout the villages sure to produce at least ten lords a leaping in the family. For a full list of deals offered, visit
Santa Claus makes a pit-stop at Copper on Saturday - Monday, Dec. 21 - 23 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. each day for any last minute gift wishes. On Tuesday, Dec. 24, Kris Kringle makes a final cameo from 5 – 7 p.m. with a torchlight parade and kids glow-light parade, fire dancers and a fireworks display over West Lake in Center Village at 7 p.m. The holiday spirit doesn’t stop there - ring in 2014 at Copper Mountain with New Year’s Eve festivities. Grab a hot cocoa for the open rail jam on Lower Bouncer in Center Village from 5 – 7 p.m. or enjoy the bonfire for the torchlight parade, fire dancers and, not one, but two fireworks shows at 7 and 10 p.m. Enjoy free live music at Jack’s Bar located in Burning Stones Plaza in Center Village from 3:30 - 6 p.m. with John Truscelli and Lefty Lucy from 8 - 12 a.m. Also join Endo’s Adrenaline Café or JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Additional terrain off the Super Bee chairlift, including The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, is expected to open to guests on Thursday, Dec. 19. Copper’s West Village, known for its progressive learning terrain, also will open for the winter season on Thursday, Dec. 19, chairlifts include Union Creek, Kokomo and Lumberjack, as well as the surface carpets, Rugrat, Slingshot and The Glide.
‘Tis the season to celebrate not only holiday spirit, but spark the Olympic spirit with the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Dec. 16 - 22. Top freeskiing and snowboarding athletes from all over the world compete in both halfpipe and slopestyle events to claim last chance qualification points towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The competition kicks off on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. with freeski slopestyle and snowboard halfpipe qualifiers and continues through the weekend with finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 – 22. Guests can catch all the action with a short stroll to the Main Vein Superpipe, which is walking distance from Burning Stones Plaza, or skiing or riding to the venue via Main Vein trail. Spectators can catch the slopestyle competition in Central Park Terrain Park, accessible via ski or snowboard only by Loverly trail off of the Union Peak quad chairlift. A full event schedule is available here.
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