by Lisa Blake
Copper Mountain’s raucous end-of-season celebration is always one for the books. This year the jam-packed Rocky Mountain festival closes out the 2018-19 ski season (and, boy, what a season it was!) April 20 and 21 with bands, brews, the famous Red Bull Slopesoakers competition and a Retro Shred-a-Thon charity ski.
by Tracy Block
With Copper Mountain’s 2018-2019 Closing Day soon approaching, the time is NOW to flaunt your spring ski style. Temperatures are on the rise, so now, you can toss a few layers, and celebrate the end of the season with a festive, loud look. Not sure how to embody spring ski fashion in Colorado? Here are a few ideas to help you along the way.
1. Rock a onesie from Shinesty
By Lisa Blake
When the fluffy stuff falls and falls and falls, some of us buzz with anticipation, alarm clocks poised, ski boots warming, dreaming of those two sweet words: powder day!
But it’s not always roses.
by Lu Snyder
It turns out Copper’s best kept secret might also be Summit County’s.
Copper is home more than 20 kilometers of Nordic trails – groomed for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing – ranging from gently rolling greens along Copper’s golf course in the East Village, to more challenging trails that wind through the hills by Copper’s Lewis Ranch neighborhood and on into secluded forests west of the ski area. Yet despite the free and convenient access, the Nordic trails remain mostly undiscovered.
by Tracy Greenhalgh
Chris Gorga has been teaching kids to ski and ride at Copper for nearly a decade, and he still can’t hide his exuberance toward his job and his students.
by Sally Francklyn
The USASA (United States Snowboard and Freeski Association) is building a community of skiers and riders, rather than being just a competition. Tricia Byrnes, the Marketing Manager for USASA, said the regional events are “Where winter kids hone their skills, meet their friends, and embark on an Olympics, World Cup, or X Games career.” USASA is a great way to get a taste of competing in winter sports activities.
by Tracy Block
Fresh off the slopes, nestled between the American Eagle and American Flyers lifts, sits Downhill Duke’s. The elevated al fresco haunt is Copper Mountain’s dog-friendly haven, and is enjoying its first, official ski season (the outpost officially opened last summer). Whether you’re a local or a visitor, if you have your doggo in tow, take a load off at Duke’s, where your furry friend is even invited to join you up on a bar stool. Named for his legendary Rocky Mountain status, Duke is the poster pup for after-hours fun after your last Copper run.
by Doug Blake
Spring won’t be the only thing in the air on March 9th at Copper Mountain. 10 Barrel’s Hella Big Air competition takes over Center Village for the second year in a row setting out to launch skiers, propel snowboarders, and deluge craft beers all in the name of love and money. The Hella series hits Summit County in the first of three stops across the