Thanksgiving at Copper is Stuffed with Fun – Gobble, gobble!
Copper Mountain, CO…November 24, 2010…Copper celebrates the season of giving thanks with exciting family and shredding events. For those looking to work off the extra turkey and stuffing, enjoy the 7th annual Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Nov. 27. In addition, families will enjoy the first En Fuego of the season, where Santa will drop into the Superpipe to light the holiday tree Saturday, Nov. 27 in the evening. For those young shredders out there, enjoy the Woodward at Copper 9th annual Leftover Yam Jam on Fri., Nov. 26.
Thank you for turkey, stuffing and of course cranberry sauce. Also, thank you for the snow and most of all, thank you for the new 22 ft Superpipe – home to the 2011 Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix and USASA Nationals. Copper has had the first Superpipe to open in N. America the past 5 years running, and plans to do so again. Look for the Main Vein Superpipe to open on Thanksgiving Day (subject to change).
Don’t miss the first rail jam of the season, put on for you by the fine folks from Woodward at Copper, so you know it will be off the hook. Copper is offering both skiers and riders a great event to help work off those extra holiday pounds by competing in the 9th annual Thanksgiving Leftover Yam Rail Jam on Friday, November 26 in the Eagle Jib Park at the top of the American Eagle Lift. This event is open to both men and women, professional and amateur, snowboarders and skiers. Helmets are required to participate. Participants can guarantee their spots by sending an email to Woodward@CopperColorado.com with your name, date of birth, discipline and what class you are competing in. On the day of the event all participants must bring the $5 contest fees to The Cage and complete waivers from 10 a.m. – Noon. Lift tickets for competitors are $34 and will be available day of in The Cage. Practice starts at 10 a.m. and the contest begins at Noon. Cash will be awarded to the top finisher, as well as product prizes from Sims, RED/Anon, Yea Nice, Chipotle, CoreUPT, NAS (Lib Tech), Candygrind, K2 Snowboards, Gravitee, Skullcandy and Woodward at Copper. The competition classes include: Snowboard Open, Snowboard Amateur, Snowboard Groms, Ski Open, Ski Amateur, Ski Groms and Women’s/Girls. For more information, visit www.woodwardatcopper.com/site/parks/events/index.html.
Get out of the tryptophan coma, grab your snowshoes, and walk, trot or run to Copper’s 7th annual Gobbler Chase Snow Shoe Race, on Saturday, November 27. All proceeds from the race will go towards the Copper Environmental Foundation, supporting youth environmental and education projects in the community. All race participants should plan to meet in Burning Stones Plaza at the Race Registration Tent prior to the start of the race at 11 a.m. The approximate 5K course layout will take the participants toward Union Creek, through the beautiful Copper wilderness on the Colorado Trail, and eventually back into Burning Stones Plaza. Online registration runs through Friday, and day of registration is available onsite at Copper Mountain in Burning Stones Plaza at the Gobbler Chase Race Registration Tent, from 9 - 10:45 a.m. for only $25.
Two great Copper traditions merge on Sat., Nov. 27 from 4 - 7 p.m., En Fuego and Shredding Santa lighting the Copper holiday tree. Copper heats up the night for the first En Fuego of the season in the Village at Copper, with a free street party the whole family will enjoy. Copper is literally on fire with En Fuego, featuring bonfires scattered throughout the village to keep children’s hands toasty warm, a fire performance by Cosmic Fire, the Ski & Ride School torchlight parade where hundreds of instructors ski down the mountain in a snake-like figure, MC Caliente Cristóbal spinning holiday tunes, fireworks over the mountain and the grand finale – Shredding Santa dropping into the Main Vein Superpipe to light the Copper holiday tree! After all, En Fuego is Spanish for an epic Saturday night.
In addition, many Copper restaurants will have options for Thanksgiving dinner, including:
JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern To-Go and Buffet-style Thanksgiving Dinner: For those not looking to do too much work on Thanksgiving, JJ’s will prepare everything for you. Your entire holiday meal is cooked, prepackaged and ready for pickup at JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, located in Copper Station in the East Village. Orders can be picked up on Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info including prices and food details, call 970.968.2318 ext. 83427 to reserve your dinner today! In addition, JJ’s offers a Thanksgiving buffet dinner, with turkey and all the fixings for only $15.95.
Incline Bar & Grill’s Thanksgiving Dinner: Incline is offering Thanksgiving dinner all day from noon - close on Thursday, Nov. 25. Enjoy oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed green beans, corn bread stuffing and cranberry sauce - all for only $17 per person. In addition, Incline will also offer classic pumpkin pie for dessert for only $2 more. Incline Bar & Grill is an eclectic American grill serving barbecue, steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches and a daily chef’s ravioli special. Call 970.968.0200 for more details, or just stop by – they are located in Center Village across Burning Stones Plaza from the American Eagle lift.
For more information on all of Copper’s great events, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
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