Fling Tomatoes This Weekend, practice Yoga July 7-10

Copper Mountain’s summer line-up of special events begins this weekend with the Tomato Battle on Saturday, June 25. In just a couple weeks, another new event takes over Copper, with the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, July 7-10.

June 22, 2011

Copper Kicks Off Summer with Two Exciting New Events: Tomato Battle & Mountain Pose Yoga Festival


Copper Mountain, CO…June 22, 2011…Copper Mountain’s summer line-up of special events begins this weekend with the Tomato Battle on Saturday, June 25. In just a couple weeks, another new event takes over Copper, with the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, July 7-10.


Tomato Battle – The Most Fun You Can Legally Have!

Tomato Battle kicks off the 2011 event season at Copper on June 25. Think: Spain’s La Tomatina + Oktoberfest + live music = Tomato Battle. The festivities begin at noon, with the beer garden, BBQ and event registration. Soon after, live music starting around 1:30 p.m. by Meniskus will fill Burning Stones Plaza, until a welcome speech and a procession to the battle grounds commences at 3 p.m. The battle royal between tomato wielding Mafioso’s starts after the first fruit is thrown at 3:15 p.m. The winner of the Facebook “Tomato Battle of the Bands” contest, Be Brave, starts rocking at 3:30 p.m. In addition, live music and more tasty beverages will be available after the battle royal, with RePlay lighting up the stage at 5 p.m., followed by the Denver-based band, Vices I Admire, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.


The lay of the land:

  • Protective eyewear is suggested.
  • FYI to all concerned parties: every single tomato used in the Tomato Battle is past ripe and can’t be sold anywhere. In addition, Copper is planning to compost the entire 300,000 lbs of used tomatoes...if you can’t eat it, throw it!
  • Costumes are highly encouraged, and the cooler the better. There will be a costume contest during the welcome speech, so, if you are coming with a crazy-fantastic group of tomato enthusiasts, let everyone know it. In addition, clean attire is recommended for the post-tomato apocalypse.
  • All tomato acceleration devices are banned, including, but not limited to: potato guns, water balloon launchers, dog tennis ball throwers, two-person sling shots, rackets, paddles, bats, etc.


Make a weekend out of it! Accommodations range from deluxe 4 bedroom condos to hotel-style rooms, starting at just $95 per night. For more information or to book a room call the Copper Mountain Reservation line at (866) 837-2996 and mention group code “3GN3QD” and/or “Tomato Battle.”


For more information and to register for this amazing new event, visit www.TomatoBattle.com.


Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, July 7-10

Copper Mountain also introduces another exciting new event this summer, the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival, for healthcare providers and wellness enthusiasts. The festival features 3 days of medical researchers and professionals, yogis, musicians and motivational speakers, in a breathtaking mountain setting. With over 40+ workshops and lectures led by a talented cast of yoga leaders, this educational program has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for up to 6.5 CME credits. While the Mountain Pose Yoga Festival will certainly educate the medical community, everyone interested in yoga, both experienced and novice, are invited to attend. The weekend will be packed with other great entertainment and activities, including concerts, art exhibits, a vendor expo, a fresh juice bar, festival bookstore, free chair massages, a film screening of Titans of Yoga, and of course, all of Copper’s on-mountain and village activities.


Music provided by: Mirabai Ceiba, Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, Wah! and Elephant Journal’s 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 Flow.

Speakers include: Kris Carr, Kenneth A. Bock, MD, Colin Campbell, PhD, Satkirin Khalsa, MD, Daniel B Mark, MD and David “Yeah – Dave” Romanelli.


The Mountain Pose Yoga Festival pass can be purchased for only $290 per person and includes unlimited access to workshops, classes and lectures. Special lodging packages are also available. Single session rates are $25; $35 for David Romanelli’s Yoga & Wine or the Solitude Station Mid-Day Sessions, which include lunch and a scenic chairlift ride.

For a full listing of classes, workshops, lectures, lodging specials, rates, and bios of the festival’s talent, visit www.MountainPoseYogaFestival.com or call (888) 258-0565 and make sure to mention group code “3GM0HB” for discounts.


For a list of Copper’s entire summer events line-up, visit www.CopperColorado.com/summer.




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




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

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