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Spotlight on Copper


Camp Woodward, the BMX, skateboard and inline capital of action sports training, has developed a program for snowsports. Copper Mountain and Camp Woodward have partnered to bring these innovative practices here, becoming the first winter-focused training facility of its kind in North America.

Whether going for your first grab or trying to land your first double cork, one-, two- and three-day classes will employ learning tools and techniques featuring trampolines and foam pits so you can learn aerial awareness, assuring softer landings to ride away from.

Construction of the facility is ongoing with a grand opening during the 08/09 season, plus summer camps in 2009. For more information, call 800-458-8386 or 970-968-2882 or visit www.woodwardatcopper.com.


Load that SUV with three or more of your friends and you’ll be hero of the day. On select weekends, premier parking in the Alpine lot is yours to enjoy when you carpool.

This VIP parking is as close as you can be to the shuttle buses, getting you on the slopes faster, and back to your car faster at day’s end.

Carpoolers also will be entered in a season pass giveaway for the 2009-10 winter season at Copper Mountain Resort.

Promote carpooling by picking up a free bumper sticker: “Copper Pities the Fool Who Doesn’t Carpool,” “Carpoolers Get More Action,” or “Carpoolers Do It Together.” Get yours before they disappear.

For more information, call 800-458-8386 or 970-968-2882 or visit www.coppercolorado.com.


The last thing you want on a vacation is a schedule of where you have to be at a certain time. You left all of that when you kicked the city off your shoes. It’s time for freedom.

Create your own vacation experience when the time is right for you.

For example, try the Ski and Ride School Free Tips. If you don’t want to spend a day, or even a half day, in a traditional lesson format, but if you do want to hone your technique a bit, this one-run program is for you. You can meet an instructor at a lift, and ski or ride with him or her for one run while picking up valuable improvement tips. Here’s where the freedom comes in; there is no sign-up or cost involved, and instruction takes place all day in marked areas near designated ski lifts.

Or join the Ski and Ride School Relaxed Starts. Here’s the flexibility you want, especially on mornings when it’s hard to start the day.

You can choose to show up for a 10am or 11am class. Both classes end at 3:30pm, and are offered from Union Creek, the designated ski and ride area.

Other Copper programs have a built-in freedom flexibility – the Tucker Mountain Snowcat, the Beeline Advantage and Kids Night Out, to mention a few.

For more information, call 800-458-8386 or 970-968-2882 or visit www.coppercolorado.com



Pedal with a PurposeCourage Classic Logo

Copper Base Camp is more than just a place to gather for bike rides; it’s the place in Summit County to offer challenging ride events plus the opportunity to travel with a charitable cause.

Two rides this summer test a cyclist’s mettle while benefitting deserving organizations. The  popular Courage Classic, an annual 157-mile bike tour that benefits Denver’s Children's Hospital, returns to Copper Mountain for its 19th edition July 25-28. During the 2007 event, 2,000 riders raised $2.6 million for one of the country's leading pediatric research facilities.

Riders cover picturesque routes over Fremont Pass to Leadville, then up and over Vail Pass, before an easy glide from Copper to Dillon on Summit County's bike path. To participate, register at www.couragetours.com.

The Copper Triangle (aka The “Triangle”) is one of Colorado's classic alpine road rides. Held August 1-3, the ride benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation. Named for the famed cyclist and a courageous fighter of Parkinson’s disease, the foundation raises money to research this consuming disease.

The Triangle's 78-mile course climbs three challenging passes (Fremont, Tennessee/Battle Mountain and Vail), a route that exemplifies the heart of the Colorado Rockies.
To participate, register at  www.coppertriangle.com. For more information, call 970-968-2318 or visit www.coppercolorado.com.

Photo Courtesy of Copper Mountain Resort/Ken ReddingLinks and Lunch

How about this for service: You’re playing the high altitude Copper Creek Golf Course, driving balls farther in the thin air than you ever thought you could. You reach the 9th tee, and behold — a menu for nearby JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern. Phone in your order and JJ’s will have it ready after your round.

As if one needs an additional perk while playing North America’s highest championship course at (9,712 feet). Copper Creek is renowned for its tight fairways that wind through towering pines. Play continues in and around the resort’s cozy East Village and the lush high valley wetlands along west Ten Mile Creek. Pete and Perry Dye’s 6,057-yard course caters to novice golfers from its forward tees, while the back tees offer challenges galore for accomplished golfers.

For more information, call 970-968-2318, or visit www.coppercolorado.com.

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