Why an Expert Skier Benefits from Taking a Lesson

by Tracy Greenhalgh

I learned to ski when I was twelve years old.  My dad took my friend and me up to a resort that used to have a rope tow (I know, eons ago) and plopped us at the base of the bunny hill. He showed us how to clip into our skis, gave us a pep talk, then he was off to carve his own turns for a few hours before meeting us for lunch. We managed to muddle our way through.

Woodward Summer Camp Preview

By Samantha White

Summer is coming up quick and although many winter resorts will be closing, Woodward Summer Camp is back again. Camp begins June 3rd with availability through the end of July. Skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, BMXers, mountain bikers, scooter riders, cheer and tumble athletes of all levels can find themselves progressing by attending a week at Woodward Copper’s Summer Camp.

REI's New Mountain Mixology at Copper

By Mikaela Ruland

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When I showed up to the REI Adventure Station for one of their first Mountain Mixology classes, it was just me and a group of ladies visiting from Minnesota. Our faces slathered in sunscreen and armed with snowshoes, we set off up the Kokomo lift in the brilliant spring afternoon sunshine.

Copper Uncorked

By Sally Francklyn

Copper Uncorked is a wing challenge, and I wanted to check it out—it was a different event at a ski resort, because it was not focused on skiing or riding. I was a little thrown off because I’ve watched wing challenges before, and they’re focused on who can eat the greatest amount of spicy wings in the shortest amount of time. But when I found out this Copper event was driven by wings made by the resorts’ chefs, I was fascinated.

REI Rendezvous Snowshoe Happy Hour Adventure

by Tracy Greenhalgh

REI and Copper Mountain are at the top of my list of endorphin-inducing places.  REI for getting me outfitted, prepped and excited for my outdoor shenanigans, and Copper Mountain for being my ultimate outdoor playground. Lucky for us they’ve joined forces this season to create some unique and fun adventures to give us even more ways to play on the mountain and make our brains happy.

Recently I had the opportunity to join the REI Rendezvous Snowshoe Happy Hour, one of their many intriguing adventure offerings, after a fantastic day of skiing.

Getting the Most Out of an Adult Ski Lesson

by Lisa Blake

I took comfort in the knowing, sympathetic half-smile on my ski instructor’s sunbaked face when I told him the birth of my skiing career consisted of girlfriends dropping me at the top of blue and black runs at Copper Mountain 15 years ago and giving me a “good luck, you’ve got this, just follow us” pat before vanishing downhill.