January 21, 2010

Copper Mountain, CO… October 6, 2006… Copper Mountain marks the beginning of the 06/07 season with three major announcements that are sure to strike the fancy of locals and guests alike.


The Incline Bar & Grill is the new centrally located restaurant replacing Lazy Lizard in Burning Stones Plaza at the base of the American Eagle chairlift.  The Incline Bar and Grill is the result collaboration of three successful local entrepreneurs with nearly 100 cumulative years of Summit County restaurant experience - Bobby Kato, Bobby Starekow and John Tuso.  These well known restaurateurs and raconteurs have been a part of Summit County's active social scene for more than thirty years each and are sure to bring their lasting success, loyal customers and great humor with them to Copper Mountain.


Bob Kato is the owner and operator of Tuscatos Restaurant and the Island Grill both in Frisco.  Kato's restaurant experience in Summit County dates back to when he was Head Waiter in Keystone's Garden Room in 1976.  John Tuso currently operates Woody's Old Fashioned Burgers in Frisco and the Chimayo Grille in Dillon.  His many years in the County also include an earlier stint in Copper Mountain Food Service and Tuso's Restaurant at the base of the former B Lift.  Bobby Starekow started his career at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone and now owns Nick N Willy's Pizza in Silverthorne and operates Silverheels at the Ore House in Frisco.  In addition to his restaurant experience in Summit County, Starekow also is co-founder and board member of the Summit County Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association and serves on both the Summit Stage Transit Board and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.


These three great friends will offer an eclectic American grill menu featuring roast meats, barbecue, fajitas, salads, unique sandwiches and a children's menu.  "We intend to bring a rip-roaring après scene to the center village…one which will resurrect the vitality of the promenade, the great food, drinks and service and the special attention that Copper homeowners and visitors should expect from old guys like us."  Visit The Incline's website at


The second major announcement includes the groundbreaking for the first new residential offering in Copper Mountain in several years, Union Creek Townhomes West.  Union Creek Townhomes West is the latest real estate offering at Copper Mountain, Colorado, with 12 units ranging in size from just under 2,000 to nearly 2,700 square feet. The three and four bedroom townhomes, will provide luxury accommodations with the benefit of being next to a mountain village complete with restaurants, shopping and year-round activities.  Located on the western edge of the resort, the site is adjacent to West Ten Mile Creek and nestled in between the Union Creek School House, the existing Union Creek Townhomes and The Cirque. The development is in close proximity to the Village at Copper, yet secluded close to the creek and slopes of the mountain. 


The third announcement includes information on Copper's latest environmental initiatives.  Copper recognizes that sustaining the environment is critical to the future success of its business and to future generations. As such, Copper strives to be stewards of its mountain and village environments.  Copper's Environmental Report, published on, details current environmental impacts, ongoing initiatives and Copper's environmental mission.  In addition to publishing it's first-ever Environmental Report, Copper has committed to offset 100% of its energy used through the purchase of renewable energy credits and created a voluntary lodging guest donation program to provide funding for local conservation projects within the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest. 


Copper's lodging guest contribution program encourages guests to make donations of $1 per room night.  Copper has officially partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), a non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to raise $75,000 in the first year of the program.  Funds raised by Copper Mountain will be matched at 50 percent by the NFF, and all funds raised will be used to complete local forest conservation projects in the Dillon Ranger District.  Copper will facilitate the program, while educating guests on donation opportunities and the importance of local conservation efforts.  The program begins on Copper's opening day, Nov. 3, 2006. 


Copper Mountain's Environmental Report is available at:

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