Summer Activities

Summer in the mountains can be the best time of year to share with family and friends! Copper Mountain offers an assortment of activities to help you enjoy and explore your summer environment. All activities are subject to change and are weather dependent. Group rates are available on most activities.

 

General Operating Hours for 2010 Summer Activities

  • June 18 – September 6, 2010
  • Sun – Thurs = 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Guest Services open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Fri – Sat = 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Guest Services open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • EXCEPTION = American Eagle Lift & Digglers close at 4 p.m. daily.

 

NEW!!  Summer Season Activity Pass

What: Providing fun for the entire family, the SummerActivityPass gives unlimited access to Summer activities (one Go-Kart session per day). Two trips during the summer are all it takes to have this pass pay for itself. The Summer Season Activity Pass includes unlimited:

  • Diggler Rental
  • Quad Power Jump
  • Paddle Boats
  • Bumper Boats
  • Climbing Wall
  • Equipment Hauls on the American Eagle chairlift
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • Mini-golf
  • Go-Karts (One session per day)

Price: $69 for unlimited use from June 18 – Sept. 6. Non-transferrable. Same price for all ages. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

Summer Day Activity Pass

What: The Summer Day Activity Pass is the best value on the mountain for a bundle of activities for the day of purchase only.  The activity pass includes unlimited:

  • Diggler Rental
  • Quad Power Jump
  • Paddle Boats
  • Bumper Boats
  • Climbing Wall
  • Equipment Hauls on the American Eagle chairlift
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • Mini-golf
  • Go-Karts (One session per day)

Price:  $39 per day; available June 18 – Sept. 6. Non-transferrable. Same price for all ages. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

NEW!! 4 of 7 day Activity Pass

Visiting Copper for a week – this is the activity pass designed just for you. This pass is valid 4 of 7 consecutive days from date of purchase and includes 4 Go-Kart rides, plus unlimited access to The Quad Power Jump, mini golf, Diggler, scenic chair lift rides, bike/equipment haul, lake activities, climbing wall, and mini golf. Same price for all ages. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN.   

 

Free Scenic Chair Lift Rides all Summer*

What:  Guests can take a ride on the American Eagle lift to 11,375 feet for mountain exploration, one of the best views in the Rockies and to enjoy great fare at Copper’s Solitude BBQ. *Free with $10 Copper purchase, otherwise $10.

When: June 18 – Sept. 6; American Eagle Chair lift operates daily (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Last ride down is 4:15 p.m.

Tickets: Free for guests 13 years old-and-up with a $10 purchase at Copper, or $10 with no purchase. 12 yrs old-and-under are Free (must still collect ticket to ride). This includes unlimited use for the day (does not include bike hauls).  Free for 2009/10 and 2010/11 Copper season pass holders. $10 for lift and lunch combo at Solitude BBQ.  Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

The Climbing Wall

What: Guests may scale the largest outdoor climbing wall in Colorado, with climbing routes for all skill levels, located behind the Conference Center in the Village at Copper.  Harnesses, ropes and trained staff members will be on-site to assist. 

When:  June 18 – Sept. 6
Tickets: $10 per climb or a 3-pack for $27. Price includes one attempt to the top. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Boating Activities on West Lake  

What: Explore the West Lake side of Copper on bumper boats and paddleboats. 

When:  June 18 – Sept. 6
Tickets: 30 minutes on a paddleboat or 15 minutes on the bumper boats for only $10, or a 3-pack for $27. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Go-Karts at Ten Mile Speedway

What: Race enthusiasts can rev up their engines at Copper’s Ten Mile Speedway, the only go-kart track in Summit County. Guests must be at least 56 inches tall to drive, at least 4 years old to ride, and 16 years old to drive with a passenger. Some 2-person karts are available. An adult must be present to sign waiver.

When:  June 18 – Sept. 6

Tickets: $15 for each 7-minute session. Tickets are available at the track or at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 


Mini-Golf

What: Golf aficionados can test their skills on Copper’s 18-hole mini-golf course, located at the base of the American Eagle chairlift in the Village at Copper. 

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Tickets: $10 for one round or 3 rounds for $27. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Mountain Biking

What:  One of the most popular mountain biking destinations, Copper has on-mountain trails of varying degrees of difficulty, from easy to advanced, on trails like Red Tail, Elk Alley and Fat Marmot.  From the moderate Shrine Pass, with its spectacular views, to something for everyone along the Colorado Trail, Copper provides access to many local trails for the mountain biking enthusiast.  Basically, we will haul you and your mountain bike up, and then you ride down. For the more adventurous, bike devotees can pedal up the mountain for free. 

When:  Dependent on snow melt, but estimated dates are July 1 – Sept. 6; Chair lift operates daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets: Equipment hauls up the American Eagle lift are $15 for all day access.  Tickets and free Mountain Biking maps are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Hiking

What:  Copper Mountain is rich in hiking trails that offer a Colorado Rocky Mountain hiking experience ideal for creating long-lasting memories. Options include both a hike to the peak of Copper Mountain or a stroll along the Colorado Trail to observe the flora and fauna in the forest at the top of the American Eagle lift.  Guests have the freedom to explore the mountains at their own pace, as all hikes are self-guided. There will be a volunteer at the top of the Eagle lift providing assistance, as well as handouts of all the amazing hiking opportunities.

When: Dependent on snow melt, but estimated dates are July 1 – Sept. 6; Chair lift operates daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets: Free if hiking up; Free for guests 13 years old-and-up with a $10 purchase at Copper, or $10 with no purchase. 12 yrs old-and-under are Free (must still collect ticket to ride). This includes unlimited use of the American Eagle Lift for the day (does not include bike hauls).  $10 for lift and lunch combo at Solitude BBQ.  Free for 2009/10 and 2010/11 Copper season pass holders. Complimentary Leki hiking poles, strollers and child-carrying backpacks are available for free loan, as well as tickets, at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Digglers

What: Take a ride on the wild side, as Copper’s Digglers are the premier way to get down the mountain.  Guests may rent this fantastically fun off-road scooter and ride up the chairlift or cruise around the village for all day laughs. 

When: Dependent on snow melt, but estimated dates are July 1 – Sept. 6; Chair lift operates daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets: $15 for one-hour or $27 for a 3-hour rental (does not include lift ticket).  Lift tickets, rentals and free summer trail maps are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 

 

Quad Power Jump

What:  Adventuresome guests can flip, spin, and fling into the blue Copper Mountain summer sky on the Quad Power Jump. Open to participants from 18 months to 210 pounds.

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Tickets: $10 per session or 3 jump sessions for $27. Tickets are available at the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN. 


Copper Creek Golf Club

What: 18 holes of on-mountain golf. Copper Creek Golf Club is a place where golf and tradition collide with the Copper Mountain Resort lifestyle. A mix of links and mountain style holes designed by the venerable Pete and Perry Dye, Copper Creek accommodates the novice golfer from the forward tees while still providing a great test for the accomplished golfer. Spellbinding views of the 10 Mile Range provides the perfect backdrop for any golf outing. 

When: Dependent on snow melt, but estimated dates are June 18 - October 3. 

Tickets: Adults (18+) = $39 for 9 holes, $64 for 18 holes. Youth (5 – 17 yrs old) = $24 for 9 holes, $34 for 18 holes. Today you can buy the 2010 Unlimited Tee-Times Golf Season Pass for ONLY $449 and the cart add on for $99. Don’t miss out on this great offer available only until June 13. After June 13, 2010 Unlimited Golf Season Passes are $599 and the cart add on fee is $149 for adults. Call 866.388.9770 to buy now.

 

Copper Athletic Club

What: Stop by and experience the Copper Mountain Racquet and Athletic Club. At the Club you can relax and rejuvenate with a variety of exercise options and spa services.

The Athletic Club has a 25-yard indoor lap pool, tennis, racquetball, massage facilities, weight room (free weights and cardio), spas, saunas and steam rooms (massages and racquetball are extra). Guests that want to be pampered can relax with a facial or an invigorating massage at the Copper Mountain Athletic Club. Facials are designed for the high altitude and the stress of the climate. Massages incorporate many techniques including Swedish relaxation, neuromuscular, sports, pregnancy and deep tissue.

When: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon – Fri and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat & Sun (subject to change).

Prices: 25-minute Massage or Facial $50; 50-minute Massage or Facial $90 (deep tissue add $10); 80-minute Massage $135. Call the Athletic Club at 970.968.3025 or 970.968.2318 ext. 83025 for more detailed pricing info.

Geocaching

What: Copper’s Geocaching is a modern day outdoor scavenger hunt in which partici­pants search for designated locations throughout the village, or caches, using a Global Positioning System device, and take a digital or Polaroid photo at the cache. This free activity is fun for all age ranges. GPS unit may be rented at no cost at the Information Center in the Village at Copper. 

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Price: FREE

 

Bocce

What: A great game to play outside on a beautiful day. Bocce is a competitive game of precision, skill and strategy. Bocce ball is played with one small ball and eight bigger balls. Players throw the small ball first, and it becomes the target. Then, the larger balls are thrown with players trying to get their balls as close to the smaller ball as possible, and when a predetermined number is reached, a winner is decided.  Free Bocce rentals are available at Copper’s Information Center located in the Village at Copper.

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Price: FREE

Croquet

What: Croquet is a game played as a recreational pastime which involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops.  Free Croquet rentals are available at Copper’s Information Center located in the Village at Copper.

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Price: FREE

 

Horseshoes

What: Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two stakes. Free horseshoe rentals are available at Copper’s Information Center located in the Village at Copper.

When: June 18 – Sept. 6

Price: FREE

 

 

OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES BOOKED THROUGH COPPER

Copper has chosen some of the best business partners in Summit and Eagle Counties. These partners can offer you a well-rounded mountain experience outside of the property lines of Copper Mountain. Meals, transportation, photos and après can be added to make that adventure even more memorable. A truly exciting day is waiting.

 

To book any of these adventures, visit or call the Adventure Desk in the Center Village Copper Mountain Sports Center; 970.968.2318 ext. 45FUN, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Whitewater Rafting

Enjoy a unique Colorado rafting experience and let KODI put the “Wet and Wild” in your Colorado family vacation! For over twenty years KODI Rafting has provided trips on some of Colorado’s most spectacular rivers. With over 30 excursions on six Colorado rivers, KODI provides something for everyone; whether you are looking for a scenic float trip for the whole family or a wild whitewater challenge. All day or half day trips include the legendary Arkansas River, the Upper Colorado or the Blue. Transportation is available for both full day and half day trips. Full day trips including lunch along the river (excluding the Blue). The upper Colorado River trip is a float trip with either a choice of a raft or “duckie” (inflatable kayak).   

 

ATV Tours

Adventure up to the continental divide on an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle). Continental Divide ATV offers a variety of Guided Tours, Lunch Tours, and Group Tours. Ride the Continental Divide with an informative guide taking the lead through the backcountry trails. You will have opportunities to stop and enjoy scenic views, historic landmarks, and possibly even see some wildlife! Make your choice of either a 2-hr tour or go big with a 3-hr lunch tour. 

 

The Rusty Spurr Ranch

Enjoy an all day adventure on horseback moving a herd of Texas Longhorns through the open range. This is a perfect “city slicker” adventure. The Rusty Spurr Ranch also offers a “Saddle & Paddle” combo horseback trail ride and raft trip, an “Outlaw Ride” designed specifically for experienced riders only, group activities, team building cattle drives, as well as private horseback rides.

 

Mountain Guided Horseback Trail Rides with Copper Stables

Enjoy a scenic, guided horseback ride through Copper’s picturesque forest, or a walking trail ride in the high country of Colorado that traverses the mountain through lush green meadows and forests. Blooming wild flowers adorn the hillsides, and wonderful views of the Ten Mile Range, the Gore Ranges and Jacques Peak abound. Whatever you desire, Copper Stables can saddle you up for either a guided open range ride or a guided mountain trail ride. 2 hour and 3 hour tours are available (some with lunch provided).

 

Frisco Marina at Lake Dillon

At 9,017 feet above sea level Lake Dillon Water Taxi & Charters is the highest water taxi and charter company in the country. During your excursion you will be able to capture some of the best panoramic photos of the Rocky Mountains while navigating one of the larger bodies of water in Colorado. At 3,300 acres with 25 miles of shoreline, Lake Dillon is the summertime gem of Summit County. Lots of adventures are available including: Canoe & Kayak rentals, Sailboat lessons, rentals & tours, and more.

 

The Frisco Bay Marina rental office is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. everyday during the boating season. Call (970) 668-4334 for rates and information. In addition, pricing can be found at: www.townoffrisco.com/visitors/marina.html. Reservations MUST be made through the marina directly.

 

Blue River Anglers

Blue River Anglers offers Year Round guided Fly Fishing trips. Fish the Blue River, Colorado River, Arkansas River, South Platte River, Williams Fork River and more, year-round.  Beginners are welcome, as instruction is their specialty!

Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area (weather dependent)

In the summer and fall, the Recreation Area hosts mountain bikers and hikers who enjoy trails winding through the forest and along the shores of Lake Dillon. Heading south on Highway 9 toward Breckenridge you'll find the Peninsula Recreation Area. The Peninsula contains: a maintained ball field (bases and permanent pitching mound), a multi-purpose field, the Peak One Disc Golf Course, a skateboard park, an extensive trails system, picnic facilities, several campgrounds, ample parking, and much more.  For more info, visit www.townoffrisco.com/activities/peninsula-recreation-area/.

 

 

 

Copper is making snow, along with Mother Nature's help!
Copper will open for the season on Friday, November 7th!