February 15, 2006

Copper and Burton Team Up In an Unprecedented Commitment to Female Focused Learning 

Copper Mountain, CO… Feb. 15... For the second year in a row, Copper Mountain Ski & Ride School has teamed up with Burton Snowboards to bring the Learn To Ride Women’s Camps to female riders interested in the more focused experience that only a camp can offer. The three day camps are exclusive, women’s-only experiences that deliver the highest level of one-on-one interaction and the most fun, both on snow and off. Camps take place from Feb. 24 through 26 and again from April 7 through 9.


“It’s more than just a lesson. It is an opportunity for female riders to engage in an in-depth and personal learning experience,” commented Copper Ski & Ride School Supervisor and Women’s Camp coach, Toni Fletcher. “The camp is a shared experience of camaraderie in a fun atmosphere. Learning happens within a supportive group environment of similarly focused female riders.”


In addition to regular on-snow coaching, participants can opt for electives such as testing demo boards designed specifically for women, freestyle and terrain park focused sessions, an informative shopping seminar at Gravitee Snow & Skate Shop, and other specifically tailored activities determined by coaches and campers. Participants will each receive a goody bag including: stickers, a t-shirt, custom car fresheners, a travel mug, an Elle girl magazine and much more.


Camps are open to females of all skill levels, ages 16 and up. Participants will be split into groups no larger than six women to ensure individual attention. Camps are held on a Friday through Sunday schedule and one or two-day-only camps are available but participants are encouraged sign-up for the full three days in order to get the best value and full experience. Beginners are also encouraged to rent Burton’s LTR equipment. These boards, boots and bindings are softer and more forgiving and specifically designed for the first timer.


“We are excited to be partnering with Copper Mountain. Copper sets the standard for customer service and all-round mountain fun and is a natural for us to work with to offer a unique and supportive way for women to learn to ride or to progress to the next level,” commented Donna Burton Carpenter, head of Burton’s women’s leadership initiative and wife of Burton Snowboards founder, Jake Burton Carpenter.  Donna Carpenter will be at Copper during the February Camp. 


Visit for pricing, details and to sign up. Lessons meet at the adult Ski & Ride School meeting area in between the American Eagle and American Flyer lifts near the Center Village. In addition to the Learn To Ride Women’s Camps, Copper Mountain offers the weekly Women’s Wednesday Program including childcare and all day instruction for both skiers and riders.



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

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