Summer Line-Up

March 1, 2009

Free Live Music, Cycling and Woodward at Copper Camps among Summer Line-Up at Copper


Copper Mountain, CO…May 1, 2009…Copper announces its 2009 summer events schedule including legendary favorites like the Courage Classic, Guitar Town and Copper Country, in addition to new events like the Copper Cup and the Mountain Home & Outdoor Expo. In addition, make sure to check out Woodward at Copper, the first indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet, offering Summer Camps for those looking to progress their terrain park and pipe skills in the off-season.


While enjoying Copper’s summer events, guests will also enjoy fun, family oriented activities at Copper – for either a day with Summer Day Passes or all summer long with the new Summer Activity Pass.  Summer Day Passes once again give guests access to many summer activities for a full day.  New this summer – the Summer Activity Passes offer unlimited access to select activities from June 19 – Sept. 7, for those looking for more than one day of fun with the family, for only $149.


Summer 2009 Schedule*

June 14 – 20             Woodward at Copper Session 1

The first week of Woodward at Copper summer camp will be geared towards adults, women and competitive teams.  Athletes will be coached; however there will be no overnight counselors or Copper activities during this Session.

June 19 – 21                Lift Off: Summer

Celebrate Copper's opening weekend with free live music, activities, specials and promotions.  Don't miss Copper Creek, the highest championship golf course in North America, scheduled to open June 19.


June 21 – 27                Woodward at Copper Session 2

June 28 – July 4           Woodward at Copper Session 3

July 5 – 11                     Woodward at Copper Session 4

July 12 – 18                  Woodward at Copper Session 5

Sessions 2 through 5 are open for participants aged 10-18 and will include the complete summer camp offering with counselors and all Copper activities. A typical day during summer camp will include skiing or riding at Copper’s summer version of the Catalyst terrain park, Barn sessions throughout the day and night (with access to Snowflex® ramps, foam pits, trampolines, spring floors and indoor skateboard features), and many additional recreational activities including skate tours, rock climbing, rafting, music, hiking and more. Call 866-534-7444 to book summer sessions, or go to the all-new for details and pricing info.


July 3 – 5                  3Ring Weekend

A free family event featuring live music by Super Diamond, the National Repertory Orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf, the Primp My Ride kid powered parade, the first annual Reuse, Recycle, Rummage Sale, and hands-on, interactive activities designed to educate and entertain at the Conscious Carnival. 


July 19 – 22                Woodward at Copper “Grom Week” Session 6

Session 6 is open for participants aged 8-12 and will include the complete summer camp offering with counselors and all Copper activities.


July 25 – 27                Courage Classic

The 20th Annual Children's Hospital Courage Classic returns to Copper for three consecutive, fun-filled days of cycling over three Rocky Mountain passes at the height of summer. Thousands of riders hit the roads from Leadville to Summit County and back, for a 157-mile ride, encompassing backcountry roads, challenging climbs and as always, picturesque views, all in an effort to raise money for the Children’s Hospital in Denver.


August 1                    Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour

The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides. Graced with 78 miles of breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs (including Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass and Vail Pass), the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The 2009 ride works in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research.


August 5 – 6                Guitar Town Guitar Clinic

Learn guitar moves right from a Guitar Town performer. The interactive Guitar Town Guitar Clinic with Pete Huttlinger is a workshop full of performances, enabling students to see first-hand what he is able to do with 6 strings and some wood.  The workshop includes 4 nights lodging, 1 ½ day seminar, continental breakfast and snacks during the sessions, opportunity to perform in the Guitar Town Showcase on West Lake Stage Friday night, and also includes the Saturday and Sunday guitar workshops, concerts and other festival activities. Restrictions may apply.


August 7 – 9               Guitar Town

Three free days of the world’s best guitarists come together at Copper for the 5th annual Guitar Town festival, featuring free guitar workshops on Saturday and Sunday, which are hands-on demonstrations open to the public.  This year features free live music by: Scott Goldman, Joe Robinson, Led Kaapana, Preston Reed, Laurence Juber, Pete Huttlinger, John Jorgenson, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Selby, Marty Stuart, Mick Taylor and The Players with Sol Philcox.


August 7 – 9               MINIs in the Mountains

The MINI Coopers return to Copper in 2009 for the 4th annual rally of both new and classic MINIs.  These unique autos motor through the high alpine roads with several organized drives planned each day.  Through enthusiastic attendance by many MINI owners and their families from across the country, MINIs in the Mountains has been called one of the best MINI enthusiast events.


August 8 – 9               Mountain Home & Outdoor Expo

In conjunction with Guitar Town, Copper is proud to host the Mountain Home & Outdoor Expo, presented by the Summit County Builder’s Association, showcasing the region’s best designers, builders and green practices.  With 120+ exhibitors that cater to your home and outdoor lifestyle, presentations will range from cooking tips/ideas, and the most recent green practices, to pet training and remolding tips.  Make sure to bring at least 3 non-perishable food items to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win great door prizes.  Meet and chat with non-profit organizations that support our mountain communities and help support the Summit County Food Bank and other local organizations that provide community assistance.  For more info call 970.485.2823 or visit 


August 22                   US Half Marathon

The Copper Mountain US Race Series Half Marathon returns for a third year of competition.  In addition to the half marathon through the scenic Rocky Mountains, runners can test their skills with the family-style 12k run, 5k walk and the kids MaraFun.  The exhilarating course starts and finishes in the heart of the Village at Copper and has a little something for every level of runner.  The Copper event has come to be known as one of the toughest and highest elevation half marathons in the U.S.


August 28 – 30           Copper Cup

The Copper Cup is a part of the Mountain States Cup Championship Series, which is a NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycle Association) and USAC (USA Cycling) sanctioned series.  The Mountain States Cup (MSC) is the largest full-discipline (endurance and gravity) race series in the country. It is rider owned and operated and is nationally recognized for its strong junior and beginner programs. It also draws World-Cup caliber athletes that are drawn to the challenging courses and great Colorado atmosphere.


September 4 – 6         Copper Country

A Copper Labor Day festival tradition, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit. This year, the festival is free! Incredible live music, the country’s top fine artists, kids' crafts, a petting zoo and pony rides come together to make it THE Labor Day event for the entire family.  America and Little Feat headline this year, with performances by Michael Martin Murphey, Richie Furay, Shelby Lynne and more.


September 11-13        Copper Criteriums and Fall Colors Ride

Come enjoy a weekend of criterium cycling racing at Copper and festivities that includes a pro night criterium, amateur races and a fall colors ride consisting of a poker run format around Summit County.  This weekend will also include a sponsor expo and free entertainment. 


*All events are subject to change and are weather dependent.   


Guests can book their Copper Summer stay by calling a Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 866-534-7444 or can book online at

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