Copper Mountain is fast becoming the premier summer "Base Camp" for individuals seeking adventurous, life-enriching vacation experiences. Copper is a place where visitors can trail run along the legendary Colorado Trail before returning for a plate full of freshly made sushi. It's a place where guests can embark on a fully supported 75-mile cycling ride before collapsing in a cozy bedroom. It's also the place where passionate, independent-spirited people can participate in a number of exhilarating events before retiring to the comfort of an intimate resort village. Following are some examples of those events:
CopperMan Marathon, July 9
The CopperMan Marathon tests the endurance of runners and enthusiasts alike. This inaugural event is Summit County's only marathon and one of approximately 10 in the state of Colorado. In addition, Copper will host a half marathon (13.1 miles), a 10k (6.2 miles) run and a two-mile kids' run. Runners from all over the country are expected to convene on Copper for the highest marathon in the country and surely, one of the most beautiful.
CampExperience, July 19-21
This luxury retreat provides busy women leaders a respite from their everyday whirlwind lives and an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and their peers in a beautiful mountain setting. This very special retreat will foster education, communication, personal growth and amazing experiences in an environment of positive energy, creativity and playful fun. For more information, visit www.campexperience.com.
Courage Classic, July 21-24
Courage Classic is a long standing tradition at Copper Mountain. In its 17th year, the three-day bicycle event benefits The Children's Hospital. Cyclists travel over 150 miles of Colorado's most scenic mountain byways and quiet backcountry roads, visiting Leadville, Vail and most of Summit County before ending each day's ride. With challenging climbs and picturesque views of the central Colorado Rockies, the Courage Classic is the ideal way for guests to push themselves before they pamper themselves.
Copper Triangle, Aug. 5
The return of the Classic! The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of the classic Colorado road rides. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging mountain passes, the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. Benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation and its support of Parkinson's research, this epic ride travels over Tennessee Pass, through historic Leadville, over Kenosha Pass, through Minturn and past Vail before heading back down the final decent from Vail Pass back to Copper Mountain and the comfort of a restful mountain resort. For more information, visit www.coppertriangle.com.
Copper Base Camp lodging packages as well as registration information for any of these events is available at www.coppercolorado.com or by calling 1(888) 219-2441.
Set high in the Colorado Rockies, Copper Mountain is the premier summer "Base Camp" for adventure, exploration and growth. Easy, safe access to US Forest Service lands and endless outdoor activities combined with an intimate resort village featuring world class events and entertainment, make Copper a place where passionate, adventurous, people can push themselves and pamper themselves - all in the same place. Begin your Copper experience online at www.coppercolorado.com.
Copper Creek Golf Course is open through September 28th.
Copper opens for the winter season Friday, October 31st.