Copper Mountain Safety Fest and 2nd Annual WinterBike Pack the Holiday Weekend, Jan 19-21

Copper Mountain elevates its dedication to safety by celebrating National Ski Areas Association Safety Week with Safety Fest, Jan. 19-21. NSAA National Safety Week kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 19, aiming to educate skiers and snowboarders across the U.S. about safety on the slopes.

January 18, 2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — January 15, 2013 - Copper Mountain elevates its dedication to safety by celebrating National Ski Areas Association Safety Week with Safety Fest, Jan. 19-21. NSAA National Safety Week kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 19, aiming to educate skiers and snowboarders across the U.S. about safety on the slopes. Copper Mountain takes great pride in keeping the mountain safe for our guests. Copper’s safety campaigns were named “Most Creative” and “Best Overall” by NSAA in past years. “Protect Your Grill, Look Uphill” is the newest initiative this season focusing on collision prevention awareness.

Burning Stones Plaza in Center Village transforms into Safety Fest Village with National Ski Patrol, the U.S. Forest Service, Summit County Rescue Group, Woodward at Copper and many more on hand to provide information concerning backcountry awareness, the National Forest access and Copper Mountain Safety Initiatives. Prize drawings will be held daily at 1:30 p.m.; prizes include Copper Mountain lodging packages, a private Tucker Mountain snowcat trip and a 13/14 Copper Season Pass.

Copper Mountain Safety Fest will feature daily avalanche dog demonstrations in Burning Stones Plaza at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Flight for Life helicopter will land at Patrol Headquarters, located above Excelerator Lift on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Patrol Headquarters and Timberline Patrol Hut will host an open house with free hot cocoa throughout the weekend. Guests are also invited to sign up to take part in daily sweeps at 4 p.m. to close the mountain with Copper Mountain Ski Patrol. A full event schedule can be found here.

Stick around after Safety Fest for the 2nd Annual WinterBike on Saturday, Jan. 19. Starting at 6 p.m. in Center Village, this one of a kind race brings mountain bikers screaming around resort through obstacles followed by a grand finish line welcome complete with a fireworks display, part of the MLK En Fuego celebration. Bring the little ones along so they can take part in LittleBike, the free kids-only fun ride at 5 p.m. for kids 11 and under. Registration is now open online or day of registration is available inside Jack’s Slopeside Grill in Center Village from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per rider and all proceeds from the race goes towards Cloud City Wheelers advocacy efforts.

 

Visit CopperColorado.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and more. Stay connected all season long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

 

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Media Contact

Austyn Williams, (970) 968-2318 x38827, awilliams@coppercolorado.com

Stephanie Sweeney, (970) 968-2318 x38849, ssweeney@coppercolorado.com

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