Copper Mountain, CO… Nov. 23, 2005... Copper gives thanks for all the great early season snow and all that goes along with it. Thanksgiving will be celebrated in true Copper fashion with activities throughout the week including the 3rd annual Leftover Yam and Jive Turkey Rail Jam, the 2nd annual Gobbler Chase snowshoe race, the first En Fuego of the winter season, a Holiday Tree Lighting with Santa and great lodging deals.
The 3rd annual Leftover Yam and Jive Turkey Rail Jam on Friday, Nov. 25 will bring freestyle athletes together to work off those holiday pounds. The jam will take place in the American Eagle Jib Park, and is open to both male and female professional and amateur snowboarders and skiers. Registration is from 10 a.m. to Noon in Jack's near the base of the American Eagle lift. The competition begins at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony promptly following. Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors in the men's and women's categories including a $250 prize for first place, $150 for second place, $50 for third and a Rome snowboard for best trick. Competitors will be judged by professional members of the Copper Mountain Freeride Team on style and tricks in a jam format.
During the 2nd annual Gobbler Chase snowshoe race presented by Redfeather snowshoes on Saturday, Nov. 26 participants can enjoy some leftovers while burning off a few holiday calories on the 2-mile course while contributing to a worthy cause. Proceeds from registration will benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. The race begins at 1:00 p.m. Pre-register online for $8 at www.villageatcopper.com/home/gobblerChase.php or sign up on the day of the event for $10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza. Prizes such as massage gift certificates and lift tickets will be raffled. There will also be free snowshoe demos from Redfeather Snowshoes. For more information, call 968-2318 x40906.
Also on Saturday, Nov. 26 is Copper's first En Fuego of the winter season. The night heats up with a variety of activities including a torchlight parade, street entertainers, a bonfire, fire performers, and the finale of a brilliant fireworks display. Gather around Copper's grand Holiday Tree in Burning Stones Plaza where Santa will be making a special appearance to light the tree at 7:15 p.m.
During the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend Copper is offering great deals on lodging. Gold one bedrooms are just $60* per person, per night. Call 888-219-2441 to book now or for information.
Following is the schedule of Thanksgiving holiday events:
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25 Leftover Yam and Jive Turkey Rail Jam
10 a.m. – Noon Rail Jam registration in Jack's
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Rail Jam competition
1:30 p.m. Rail Jam awards ceremony
Saturday, November 26 En Fuego – first of the season
1:00 p.m. Gobbler Chase snowshoe race
5:30 – 7 p.m. Big screen movies
6:00 – 8 p.m. Bonfire in the Village
6:00 – 8 p.m. Ollie the mascot
6:00 – 8 p.m. Fire juggling in the Village with Bill the Entertainer
7:00 p.m. Copper Mountain Ski & Ride School Torchlight Parade
7:15 p.m. Tree Lighting with Santa in Burning Stones Plaza
7:30 – 8 p.m. New York Street Boys stomp and rhythm group
8:00 p.m. Fireworks
*Rate is based on availability of a gold one bedroom with dual occupancy and is valid from now until Nov. 30, 2005. This rate is not valid with any other promotions or offers nor for group or conference stays. Restrictions may apply.
Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper's guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Begin your Copper experience with the new online films at coppercolorado.com.
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