Thank you for your interest in Copper Mountain. We welcome you to visit so you can see for yourself what we mean by an easily accessible, world-class, playful and less complicated resort. There's a reason why Copper is consistently voted the locals' favorite and this is your chance to find out why.
While Copper Mountain is best known for unforgettable skiing and riding during the winter season, take a locals’ advice and make sure to visit during the “best time of the year;” the summer. Colorado averages 300 days of sunshine every year and with just the right amount of humidity in the air, it’s easy to beat the deep summer heat and enjoy the outdoors all day long. With a full line-up of headlining events, ski and snowboard summer camps, and endless activities for every age – zip lining, Digglers, and Summit County’s only go-kart track – Copper is primed to spring into the Summer 2014 season! Opening weekend is June 13, 2014.
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Copper’s intimate, pedestrian-only village is the resort’s best kept secret. Visitors will find locally owned, independent restaurants that run the gamut (freshly-made donuts, anyone?), family-friendly activities like paddle boating and a climbing wall, shopping beyond the typical t-shirt boutiques, and comfortable lodging that won’t break the bank - all within walking distance of summer activities and attractions. The village design allows guests to enjoy their mountain vacation without ever having to get back on the highway, and Copper’s convenient location in Summit County, just 75 miles west of Denver, provides easy access from Denver International Airport.
Copper Mountain is constantly evolving thanks to the input from our guests, which has translated to healthy dining options, small locally owned shops, restaurants and life-enhancing activities and events. But, Copper Mountain also is dedicated to giving back to the environment and supporting the mountain lifestyle. In past years, Copper Mountain has recycled and composted over a hundred tons of “garbage,” keeping waste out of local landfills. Furthermore, in 2013, Copper Mountain installed highly efficient bottle re-filling stations around the resort in its quest to be 100 percent plastic bottle free. Join us in our pledge to significantly reduce the amount of plastic purchased and discarded by using refillable water bottles. Each time a bottle is refilled, guests are helping to reduce the amount of plastic being thrown away, or even the resources needed to recycle it. Powdr Corp, Copper’s parent company, is dedicated to supporting its resorts in creating and embracing energy-saving and carbon-cutting initiatives such as energy efficient snowmaking upgrades and extensive recycling programs that make a difference.
Copper Mountain hosts a wide variety of multi-sport races and festivals throughout the summer benefiting non-profit organizations, and they all have one thing in common: promoting fitness and feeling good. The line-up this season includes a bit of everything – including mud.
Furry Family Members Welcome - Copper’s Gone to the Dogs – June 28
First annual Copper's Gone to the Dogs doggie (and people) 5K and 10K trail running races, with pet-centric expo, yappy hours, doggie demos and play areas, all in support of League for Animals and People of the Summit, LAPS, on June 28, 2014.
Pushing Limits with the Colorado Running Festival – July 11 - 13
The Colorado Endurance Race Series, Colorado’s largest trail race series, stops at Copper Mountain for a three-day running and multi-sport festival. With some of the best terrain and abundant mountain scenery, Copper Mountain brings together over thousands of runners and athletes from around the Rocky Mountains. Events offered throughout the festival will include the Twilight 10k Fun Run, Trail Marathon and Half Marathon, 10k, 5k fun run, and Duathlon.This is so much more than a running festival with over 30 local and national vendors promoting their goods and services to the running community.
Three Days of Cycling Benefit Children’s Hospital in the Courage Classic – July 19 - 21
The 24th Annual Children’s Hospital Courage Classic returns to Copper Mountain for three days of cycling over three Rocky Mountain passes. Over 2,000 riders hit the roads to raise money for the Children’s Hospital in Denver. This season, all starts and finishes are based out of Copper Mountain making Center Village the hub for entertainment throughout the tour.
Conquer the Rocky Mountains and Parkinson's disease on the Copper Triangle – August 1 - 3
TThe famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides featuring breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads, and three iconic climbs; the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The Copper Triangle is a 78-mile ride with an elevation gain of almost 6,000 feet over three mountain passes: Fremont, Tennessee and Vail. Free live music with Sarah Angela & the Meanies on Friday, August 1.
Dash for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Warrior Dash - August 15 - 17
The world’s largest obstacle race series, the Warrior Dash is a one-of-a-kind racing experience. With obstacles named Muddy Mayhem, Giant Cliffhanger, and Vicious Valley, athletes are put to the ultimate physical and mental test as they run their way through this unique 5k course. Warrior Dash has hosted over 150,000 participants and has collectively raised over $5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with partnering events through Red Frog Events.
Copper Mountain hosts live music all summer long with unforgettable Rocky Mountain ambience. Copper’s summer full of music kicks off over the 4th of July weekend with Three Ring Weekend. The world’s best guitarists come together for the 10th annual Guitar Town, featuring free guitar workshops and free live music from the Jerry Douglas Band, Pete Huttlinger, Coco Montoya, and Tony Joe White.
Reimagine your family’s 4th of July with Three Ring Weekend - July 4 - 6
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers -- all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. This summer, Wanderlust coincides with Copper Mountain’s 4th of July celebration. Bring the whole family as musical artist MOBY headlines this progressive festival. Artist interviews are available upon request.
Learn from the best guitarists in the world at Guitar Town – August 8 - 10, 2013
The world's best guitarists come together for the 10th annual Guitar Town Festival, featuring free guitar workshops, free live music, the ArtGuitar silent auction, and kids' music activities. Past performances include Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Satriani, Dickey Betts, Buddy Guy, Marty Stuart, and Jimmie Vaughan.
Meet and Mingle with Jazz Legends at Genuine Jazz and Wine – August 22 – 24
Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper Mountain as stars from Smooth Jazz and Fusion to Mainstream Jazz delight the senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent, and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine delivers a unique, fan-based experience that attendees talk about throughout the year. Meet, mingle, get autographs and photos with jazz stars. A stellar line-up of headliner caliber national jazz talent, plus wine tastings, adds up to a smooth mountain getaway.
A Labor Day Tradition, Copper Country Returns – August 29 – 31
Copper Country is a free Labor Day festival tradition celebrating the best of the American spirit. Incredible live music, arts festival, and Copper Kids Arts & Crafts come together to make this Labor Day weekend event ideal for the entire family. Stay tuned for the full 2014 lineup announcement.
If the absolutely breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and the ambiance of the cool mountain air mixed with glorious rays of sunshine aren’t enough for the tween in the family, don’t worry – Copper has it covered. Copper Mountain offers enough activities to keep the overactive members of the family entertained while parents focus on relaxation. June 13 -15 marks Copper Mountain’s Summer 2014 opening weekend. Visitors can take advantage of free lift rides up to the American Eagle Chairlift with any $10 purchase in the village. Embrace the views, break a sweat and hike down to the base, or embrace adrenaline and rent a bike or diggler haul for the day for just $15. Other activities include Summit County’s only Go-Kart track, mini golf, bumper boats, and paddle boats on West Lake, the climbing wall and the Alpine Rush Zip Line.
DEAL ALERT - FAC, Friday’s at Copper, the best deal in the high country, simply spend $40 in the Villages’ restaurants and shops to receive a free ticket to one of each Copper’s village activities – Alpine Rush Zip Line, quad bungee jump, climbing wall, bumper boats, go-karts, paddle boats, mini-golf, and chairlift rides. More information here. Spend $30 in the Villages’ and receive free three hour childcare at the Belly Button Bakery on Friday and Saturday nights only. More information here.
Please see 2014 Woodward Summer Camp page.