Photo Sets

Because not everyone is a professional photographer, you can check out some of the more recent images of Copper here. Mostly it is just the marketing team getting out and "experiencing the product," but someone's gotta do it. Got some great recent photos of Copper you took? Send them to us and maybe we will post them here!

CopperMan Winter Race

The first-ever CopperMan event is littered with frozen obstacles that will put ice in your veins, capped off with a finish line celebration that will put warmth in your heart for years to come. Don’t miss this opportunity to prove your mountain mettle and achieve eternal winter glory.

The Course

Endless frozen obstacles include a Hot Chocolate Pit Cross and Human Luge. The CopperMan winter adventure race is geared towards thrill-seeking snow-lovers ready to tackle the snow and sun during Copper’s Sunsation weekend. On April 14, 2012, participants will suit up in costumes (each of the four heats will sport their own theme) and embark on the ~3K course through Copper’s base areas, finishing in Center Village where live music, a beer garden and outdoor food will ensure an eventful finish line celebration!

The Tube Crawl

Bamboo Forest

Hot Chocolate Leap


Heats and Times

Themes are just suggestions, feel free to dress up as anything you like or nothing at all.

Heat NameTimePrice
Race Entry without lift ticket (80's Theme)  12:00 $49
Race Entry with lift ticket (80's Theme) 12:00 $84
Race Entry without lift ticket (Superhero Theme) 12:45 $49
Race Entry with lift ticket (Superhero Theme) 12:45 $84
Race Entry without lift ticket (Lumberjack Theme) 1:30 $49
Race Entry with lift ticket (Lumberjack Theme) 1:30 $84
Race Entry without lift ticket (Beach Bum Theme)  2:15 $49
Race Entry with lift ticket (Beach Bum Theme) 2:15 $84


Prices will increase by $10, on all products March 1, 2012.




CopperMan adds an exciting new element to the already anticipated Sunsation weekend. For the most up-to-date event information please Click Here!


CopperMan F.A.Q.

What is CopperMan?

A ~3K adventure race to let you have one last weekend with your pal Old Man Winter.


Adventure Race?... does that mean it will be hard?

Think Snow Scramble... jog through the woods with some fun ice/snow obstacles in your way.


What kind of obstacles?

Ice slides (an area to do a downhill body slide), snow wall, slalom course runs, a water crossing, and much more!


How much is it?

Race entry starts at $49

Race entry and lift ticket starts at $84

There will also be lodging specials available.


How old do I need to be?

All racers must be 12 or older. If you are under 18 you must have a parent come with you to registration and sign the release at registration.


What do I get with registering?

A Collectors mug and the first beer or soft drink is on us!  You also receive a t-shirt to prove you did it, a cape to make you feel like the hero you are, live music, and good times. There will also be prizes for best times and best costumes.


How many heats are there?

Currently, 4 heats with a max of 500 competitors per heat. Additional heats may be added.


What if I don't want to dress up?

You don't have to dress up, but there will be prizes based off of costumes.


Can I run it with a team?

All heats will be individually based, but running it side-by-side with your friends is quite alright!


Will I need snowshoes?

Nope! The course will be designed to be run with anything from tennis shoes to boots. Snowshoes and other equipment will not be allowed on the course.


What is the CopperKid Race?

Free fun run for kids in Center Village at 11am. Ages 11yrs and younger.


Will there be a place for me to check a bag?

Of course! We will have a bag check area near registration. We will not be able to check ski equipment.


What happens if it snows that day?

Then we run in the snow! The race will go on snow or shine!


What happens if I can't make it to the event?

All sales are final. There will be no refunds issued. Race entry cannot be resold or transferred.


This sounds great! I want to stay the weekend!

Perfect! For lodging information, please call 866-205-5344 and mention group code '502' for discounted rates!


Race Day FAQ

Where can i park?

Free Parking will be available in the Alpine & Far East Lots*. From I-70 merge onto CO-91 S via EXIT 195 toward COPPER MTN/LEADVILLE. Proceed past Copper Road on CO-91 & follow signage for the Alpine or Far East Parking lots.                  

Pay Parking is availble in B-Lot, Beeler, Chapel, Copper Circle, Triple Treat, Union Creek and Wheeler Lots. Prices range from $5 - $40/ day based on location.


Alright, I'm parked! So, where do I go now?

From the free parking areas, you will want to get on the blue bus route, which will take you to Center Village.


Where do I get my packet?

Your race information will be available for pick up the night before from 6-8pm in the conference center.  Day of registration will open at 10AM. 


What do I get with my packet?

You will just receive your chip and bib for the race only. Once you have completed the race, you can turn in your race chip at the chip return booth where you will receive your goodies!


What do I need to receive my packet?

A Photo I.D. You will also need to sign the participant waiver. If you are under 18, you will need to bring a parent to sign the waiver for you. If you would like to pick up a friends packet, you will need to provide their I.D. with their waiver signed.


When should I arrive?

We recommend being here at least an hour before your race time. 


Will there be a place for me to check a bag?

Of course! We will have a bag check area near registration. We will not be able to check ski equipment.


What else do I need. 

We recommend bringing extra cash for food and drinks. You will also be in a high altitude climate, and the weather can change in an instant. Bringing a jacket or change of clothing to check in at the gear check is definitely a good option. Also, Sunscreen never hurts!


When will the awards take place?

Awards will be on the main stage at 3:30pm. There will be crowd participated awards for best costume based off of the themes. There will also be awards for the best male and female times.


What happens if I can't finish the course?

There will be staff and safety patrol throughout the course. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you need it!