COPPER ANNOUNCES 2005/06 WINTER EVENTS SCHEDULE

October 19, 2005


Copper Mountain, CO… Oct. 18, 2005... Copper Mountain announces the 2005/06 event schedule, with an array of events new and old. New this year is Lift-Off, the resort's first-ever early season festival, where Copper will give away heli-skiing and riding trips while featuring live music, après ski parties and an early season demo center. Keep track of other new events at Copper like the Siver Young Gun Open, Jan. 7 and Copper's Winter Chase, Feb. 10-12. Copper will once again serve as proud host to Special Olympics Colorado, March 26-27, before Sunsation returns in April for another year of exciting live music and the 20th annual Eenie Weenie Bikini contest.

 

Copper introduces Lift-Off, an early season event from Opening Day on Nov. 4 to Nov. 13. Lift-Off includes live music, an early season demo center, après ski parties and the Heli-Days competition. The Heli-Days competition features teams of four as they accumulate days on the hill, while earning chances to win a trip on Canadian Mountain Holidays - a world-class helicopter skiing/riding operation.

 

Thank you for snow and all that goes along with it! Celebrate Thanksgiving Copper-style with activities throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. Win cash and prizes at the 4th annual Leftover Yam & Jive Turkey Rail Jam on Nov. 25 or burn-off some calories during the 2nd annual Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race on Nov. 26; Gobbler Chase proceeds benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault.

 

Celebrate the magic and joy of the season with Copper's High Alpine Holidays, Dec. 17-24. Take a picture with Santa, or watch him make turns on the mountain. The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is a long-standing holiday tradition at Copper that lights up the mountain and The Village at Copper with holiday sparkle. Copper's New Year's Eve Celebration 2006 includes adrenaline pumping entertainment, a fireworks finale and midnight kisses. Copper guests have enjoyed past special performances by the BMX Stunt Team and the Copper Mountain Freeride Team.

 

The Siver Young Gun Open invades Copper's slopes on Jan. 7. This amateur-only Slopestyle series will act as a career launching pad for young skiers. The 1st place winner at Copper's Young Gun Open qualifier wins a trip to Vermont for the Young Gun Finals in March.

 

Test out Salomon's winter sports product on the snow during The Salomon Oasis Project, Jan. 14-16. The event is free and open to all resort customers, taking place in Burning Stones Plaza. Copper's Winter Chase, Feb. 10-12, is not your ordinary adventure competition. Teammates test their skills in a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, on-mountain adventures and much, much more. Check out the Suzuki Halfpipe Jam, Feb. 18, with skiers and riders going head-to-head for big bucks, the event includes awards parties, ski and snowboard demos and more. Don't miss Copper's Saint Patrick's Day Celebration on March 17; the street party includes authentic Irish fare, music, spirits and plenty of green beer.

 

Copper Mountain is proud to once again host Special Olympics Colorado, March 26-27. The Winter Games mark the culmination of the winter sports season for the 550 athletes who participate each year in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Snowshoeing and Snowboarding.

 

Copper sizzles when Sunsation, Copper's three-week, end-of-season blowout bash, returns for its 6th year with free live bands, on-hill events, barbecues, beer gardens and more. The 20th annual Eenie Weenie Bikini contest takes center stage on April 15 as male and female competitors of all ages slide down Rosi's Run trail and through the finish line in their most creative costumes. Known as Copper's most popular and unusual event, Eenie Weenie is prime for spectators too. Also on April 15, Copper hosts the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam amateur snowboard series. Sunsation takes place April 1-2, 8-9, & 15-16. Copper will also host Easter games and activities for the entire family including a Grand Easter Egg Hunt for the kids on April 16 as Copper's closes for the 2005/06 Winter Skiing and Riding season.

 

Throughout the season, Copper will host a number of ongoing events. Copper heats up at night with En Fuego from 6-8pm. Guests will enjoy activities including a torchlight parade, street entertainers, bonfire, fire performers, and a brilliant fireworks finale. En Fuego dates include: Nov. 26; Dec. 17; Jan. 14, 18, 21; Feb. 4, 15, 18; March 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29. The Copper Mountain Snowboard Series is the longest-running amateur snowboard series in North America and now the largest series in the nation, the Snowboard Series will take place Dec. 11, 17; Jan. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Feb. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; March 4-5. Visit www.copperseries.com for details and online registration.

 

All scheduled events are subject to change.
For more information, call (866) 841-2519 or visit www.coppercolorado.com

 

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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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Copper is making snow, along with Mother Nature's help!
Copper opens for the winter season Friday, October 31st.
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