Copper Announces Summer Events Line-Up; Now is also the Best Time to Pick-up Season Passes for Golf & Winter 2011-12

Copper is proud to announce the 2011 summer events schedule including legendary favorites like 3 Ring Weekend, the Courage Classic, Guitar Town, Copper Country, Genuine Wine and Jazz and Warrior Dash, in addition to NEW events such as the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, a Tomato Battle and a new Colorado Cigar & Brew Festival. Now is the best time to pick up a Season Pass for the 2011-12 Winter Season, as well as a Golf Season Pass for this summer; both at the absolute best prices of the year!

April 27, 2011

Copper Announces Summer Events Line-up

Now is the Best Time to Pick-up Season Passes for Golf & Winter 2011-12

  

Copper Mountain, CO…April 27, 2011…Copper is proud to announce the 2011 summer events schedule including legendary favorites like 3 Ring Weekend, the Courage Classic, Guitar Town, Copper Country, Genuine Wine and Jazz and Warrior Dash, in addition to NEW events such as the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, a Tomato Battle and a new Colorado Cigar & Brew Festival. Now is the best time to pick up a Season Pass for the 2011-12 Winter Season, as well as a Golf Season Pass for this summer – both at the absolute best prices of the year!

 

Now that an amazing winter season is in the books, it is time to dust off those old clubs and get ready to put them to use at Copper Creek Golf Course. Golf Season Passes are on sale now for the best price of the year - $349. The Golf Season Pass is on sale for this price only through Friday, April 29, so why wait any longer for a season of golf at North America’s highest championship golf course, where your buck and ball go further. To get yours now, visit www.coppercolorado.com/summer/golf.

 

For those looking to hit the slopes next winter season, now is the best time to purchase your 2011-12 Copper season pass, Copper Four Pack, or Rocky Mountain Super Passes (and Pass Plus). One of the best aspects of purchasing a pass for next season NOW is the benefits and perks, for example, if a guest renews a Copper Four Pack before the Spring sale ends on May 31, 2011, Copper is going to throw in a bonus 5th day on the pass – that’s right 5 days of skiing or riding for only $139. When you do the math that is less than $28 per day! For more details and to pick up the pass that is right for you, visit www.coppercolorado.com/seasonpass.

 

Make sure to check out Woodward at Copper’s summer camps, quite possibly the raddest place on the planet, and one of the premiere trick-stomping playgrounds in the world. It features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft. comprehensive ski and snowboard freestyle training facility complete with indoor artificial snow jumps, jib lines, foam pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them on snow the same day. Summer camps begin June 14 – visit www.WoodwardatCopper.com for more details.

 

Guests can book their Copper Summer stay by calling a Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 866-534-7444 or can book online at www.coppercolorado.com/summer/plan_and_buy.   

 

New Events at Copper this Summer*

Tomato Battle, June 25

Inspired by both Spain's La Tomatina's tomato-throwing festival and Oktoberfest, a ticket to Copper's first-ever Tomato Battle will give you admission to live tunes, your first beer for free, and access to over 300,000 pounds of past-ripe roma tomatoes that were aborted just before literally getting canned. www.TomatoBattle.com

 

Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, July 7-10

For healthcare providers and wellness enthusiasts, enjoy the first annual Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, featuring 3 days of medical researchers and professionals, yogis, musicians and motivational speakers, in a breathtaking mountain setting, all while having the chance to earn up to 6.5 Continuing Medical Education credits. Music provided by Mirabai Ceiba, Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, Wah! and Bob Weisenberg. Yoga Instructors include: Alex Austin, Tiffany Cruikshank, Nicki Doane, Julie Finkel, Rainbeau Mars, Shannon Paige Schneider, Kishan Shah, Nancy Kate Williams, Phoebe Mills, Keisha Wixom, Rebecca Woods, Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee and Oleg Yevseev. Speakers include: Kris Carr, Kenneth A. Bock, MD, Colin Campbell, PhD, Satkirin Khasla, MD, Daniel B Mark, MD and David Romanelli.  www.mountainposeyogafestival.com

 

Colorado Cigar & Brew Festival, August 12-13

In conjunction with Guitar Town, this new festival will feature samples of cigars and local brews, showcasing local merchants offering lifestyle products and services appealing to all attendees. This festival will incorporate a trade show, golf tournament, VIP grand opening and a cigar and brew paring dinner. www.cigarandbrewfestival.com

 

 

Copper Mountain Summer 2011 Schedule of Events*

June 2011

17-19

Summer Lift Off
Celebrate Copper’s opening weekend with scenic chairlift rides and activities open for the summer. Don’t miss Copper Creek Golf Course, the highest championship golf course in North America, where your buck and ball always go further! www.CopperColorado.com

 

25

Tomato Battle

Inspired by both Spain's La Tomatina's tomato-throwing festival and Oktoberfest, a ticket to Copper's first-ever Tomato Battle, a huge Tomato Fight, will give you admission to live tunes, your first beer for free, and access to over 300,000 pounds of past-ripe roma tomatoes that were aborted just before literally getting canned. The most fun you can legally have! For more information and to register for this new event, visit www.TomatoBattle.com.

 

 

July 2011

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

FAC (Fridays at Copper)
This summer, FAC stands for Fridays at Copper, and it also stands for FREE. Starting July 1, which is, you guessed it, is a Friday, Copper's FAC includes free music, free movies and free activities. Ok, the activities are almost free. Spend $30 in the Village on Fridays and receive free tickets to our village activities, including the quad bungee jump, climbing wall, bumper boats, go-karts, paddleboats and mini-golf.

 

1-3

3 Ring Weekend
A free family event featuring live music, a conscious carnival, the “Primp my Ride” kid-powered parade, fireworks and interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. This summer enjoy the musical samplings of Jeremy Dion, as well as the Salteens. Bringing back the 80s, and new this year, is the 1st annual Big Wheel Rally on Saturday, July 2, from 1-2 p.m., with both kids and adult races. www.3ringweekend.com

 

2-3

Copper Half Marathon & Trail 10K/5K

In conjunction with 3 Ring Weekend, the Copper Mountain Half Marathon returns for a 5th year. In addition to the half marathon through the scenic Rocky Mountains, runners can test their skills with the Saturday 10k trail run and the kids MaraFun Run for ages 3-12 later in the morning. The exhilarating course starts and finishes in the heart of the Village at Copper and has a little something for every level of runner – a great t-shirt, an expo, beer, food and FUN. Visit www.copperhalf.com or call (303) 926-1017 for more info or to register for the races.

 

7-10

Mountain Pose Yoga Festival

For healthcare providers and wellness enthusiasts, enjoy the first annual Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, featuring 3 days of medical researchers and professionals, yogis, musicians and motivational speakers, in a breathtaking mountain setting, all while having the chance to earn up to 6.5 Continuing Medical Education credits. Music provided by Mirabai Ceiba, Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, Wah! and Bob Weisenberg. Yoga Instructors include: Alex Austin, Tiffany Cruikshank, Nicki Doane, Julie Finkel, Rainbeau Mars, Shannon Paige Schneider, Kishan Shah, Nancy Kate Williams, Phoebe Mills, Keisha Wixom, Rebecca Woods, Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee and Oleg Yevseev. Speakers include: Kris Carr, Kenneth A. Bock, MD, Colin Campbell, PhD, Satkirin Khasla, MD, Daniel B Mark, MD and David Romanelli.  www.mountainposeyogafestival.com

 

15-17

Parker Artists Guild Village Art Walk

The Parker Artists Guild is made up of a wide variety of artists living in and around the Douglas County and Denver Metro areas, bringing fine art and fine craft of all styles to Copper for this 2nd annual Village Art Walk. The mission of the Parker Artist Guild is to advance the development of fine arts in the community. To accomplish this, the Guild offers instructional demonstrations, workshops and opportunities to promote all forms of fine art. http://parkerartistsguild.com/

 

23-25 

Courage Classic

A renowned cycling event in Colorado, the 22nd annual Courage Classic returns to Copper, for a three-day journey fueled by individual and team fundraising efforts that benefit The Children’s Hospital in Denver. The course begins and ends in Leadville, whose picturesque views will motivate riders’ 157-mile trek through Summit County, encompassing backcountry roads and challenging climbs, over three Rocky Mountain passes during the height of summer.  www.couragetours.com or (720) 777-7499

 

30

Hike MS & Benefit Concert with the Freddy Jones Band 

You’ll move. You’ll be moved. Join Hike MS to make a powerful statement, and to keep moving toward a cure. This exciting event was created in 2010 to challenge participants of varying ability and experience levels with three progressively harder Hike MS routes. Families may enjoy a leisurely 2-mile hike on the Green Route, while experienced hikers can choose the more advanced 5-mile Blue Route, or take the challenge and attempt the 10-mile Black Diamond Route, all part of the Copper trail system. In addition, The Freddy Jones Band will perform a free show in Burning Stones Plaza, collecting suggested $5 donations for MS.  www.NationalMSSociety.com

 

 

August 2011

5, 12, 19, 26
FAC (Fridays at Copper)
This summer, FAC stands for Fridays at Copper, and it also stands for FREE. Copper's FAC includes free music, free movies and free activities. Ok, the activities are almost free. Spend $30 in the Village on Fridays and receive free tickets to our village activities, including the quad bungee jump, climbing wall, bumper boats, go-karts, paddleboats and mini-golf.

 

Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour
The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides. Graced with 78 miles of breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs (including Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass and Vail Pass), the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The 2011 ride works in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research. www.coppertriangle.com

 

12-13 

Colorado Cigar & Brew Festival

In conjunction with Guitar Town, this new festival will feature samples of cigars and local brews, showcasing local merchants offering lifestyle products and services appealing to all attendees. This festival will incorporate a trade show, golf tournament, VIP grand opening and a cigar and brew paring dinner. www.cigarandbrewfestival.com

 

12-14 

Guitar Town
The world’s best guitarists come together at Copper for the 7th annual Guitar Town festival, featuring free guitar workshops, free live music, Guitar Hero contests and kids’ music activities. Set to perform this summer are Lee Ritenour, Albert Lee and John Jorgenson, and many more. www.copperguitartown.com

 

19-21

Warrior Dash Rockies
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme run…basically, the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on the nation’s most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feats with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts. The live music includes RockSkool, Hell’s Belles, as well as Hot For Teacher, a Van Halen tribute band comprised of middle school teachers. www.warriordash.com

 

26-28

27th annual Genuine Jazz & Wine

Genuine Jazz & Wine lets YOU mingle with the stars of Jazz! Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper Mountain as stars from Smooth Jazz and Fusion to Mainstream Jazz delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendour, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine will not disappoint this summer.  In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines. Jazz artists this year include: Boney James, Jackiem Joyner, Stanley Jordan and many more! www.GenuineJazz.com

 

 

September 2011

2  

FAC (Fridays at Copper)

This summer, FAC stands for Fridays at Copper, and it also stands for FREE. Copper's FAC includes free music, free movies and free activities. Ok, the activities are almost free. Spend $30 in the Village on Fridays and receive free tickets to our village activities, including the quad bungee jump, climbing wall, bumper boats, go-karts, paddleboats and mini-golf.

 

2-4

Copper Country
A FREE Labor Day festival tradition, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit. Incredible live music, an improved Arts Festival, kids’ crafts, the Copper Kids’ Corral, mechanical bull rides, a petting zoo and pony rides come together to make it the Labor Day event for the entire family. The free live music includes Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Long Players, Tim O’Brien, Winfield’s Locket, Great American Taxi, Jimmie Vaughan, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, North Mississippi Allstars, Taj Mahal, and many others. www.coppercountryfest.com

 

9-11

Summit County’s Fall for the Arts celebration

During the first annual, county-wide arts celebration, enjoy a weekend of music, fine art, theatre, dance, children’s activities, and, of course, Summit County’s legendary fall colors. This event is organized by Arts for the Summit, a locally supported organization that represents over twenty cultural entities in Summit County, Colorado. Their mission is to communicate, collaborate and coordinate events in an informative format for our art patrons. Although this event does not take place at Copper itself, we are proud to support our Summit County neighbors in this inaugural event. www.artsforthesummit.net

 

*All events and activities are subject to change and are weather dependent

 

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About Copper

Copper gives guests the freedom to define their own vacation experience.  Easy access to several 14,000 ft. peaks, hundreds of miles of Colorado Scenic Byways, an 18-hole championship golf course and long stretches of celebrated fishing waters make Copper a premier summer destination.  That access, combined with an intimate resort village that produces world-class events and entertainment, is especially appealing to hikers, road bikers, runners, anglers and others seeking personal growth and wellness through their mountain experience.  To see more, visit www.coppercolorado.com/summer.   

 

 

 



David Roth, Copper PR Guru
Office: 970.968.2318. ext. 38827
Mobile: 970.389.6460
DRoth@CopperColorado.com

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