Did you know Copper is open during the summer? If not, it’s time to come check it out. If you’re not sure what the resort has to offer on any given summer day, take some hints from this itinerary and you won’t go wrong.

 

Friday

Mid-day: Hit the road to Copper. Interstate 70 can get congested during peak travel times so avoid the traffic by skipping out of work on Friday afternoon. Depending on where you’re coming from on the Front Range, you can make it door-to-door in as little as 1.5 hours.

5pm: Enjoy live music from Umberto Fonte as a part of the weekly Brews and Tunes series. Grab a drink from Storm King Lounge, Ten Mile Tavern or High Rockies Whiskey and Wine Bar and pull up a seat next to the stage overlooking West Lake in Center Village.

7pm: Please everyone’s palate with dinner at Ten Mile Tavern featuring American pub fare. If Friday Fish Fry is your thing, don’t miss Ten Mile’s. It comes complete with a bucket of 10 Barrel beer.

9pm: Cozy up in your condo. There are plenty to choose from with Center Village being in the center of all the action while East Village offers the closest access to the Copper Creek Golf Course and West Village to hiking, mountain biking and scenic chairlift rides.

 

Saturday

8am: Swing into Camp Hale for a coffee and a Bacon Classic sandwich or All-In Burrito.

10am: Center Village activities open for the day. Take advantage of the buy-one-get-one pass deal then head to the Rocky Mountain Coaster and Woodward WreckTangle first to avoid any lines.

The Woodward WreckTangle at Copper Mountain

12pm: Enjoy a juicy burger or tasty salad at Downhill Duke’s. This pet-friendly patio is south-facing so soak up all the sun and fuel up for the rest of your day.

1:30pm: Catch a ride up the Union Creek Quad chairlift in West Village for views of the Ten Mile Range. Opt to hike back down the mountain to see Copper’s wildlife and lush forest. If you visit mid to late July, you’ll be treated to Colorado’s beautiful wildflowers.

3pm: Conquer the climbing wall, get into a water fight in the bumper boats on West Lake or race on the go-kart track - all included in Copper’s day activity pass. Also, be sure to check out Copper’s event schedule so you don’t miss anything like free live music at Copper Live or Mac & Cheese Fest.

A couple watches a concert during the summer at Copper Mountain

5pm: Venture over to East Village for happy hour and dinner at JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern. While you’re at it, get a quick round of golf in at the Copper Creek Golf Course. Twilight rounds start at just $23.

7pm: Hang at the fire globe in Center Village for Copper Campfire featuring guitarist Randall McKinnon. Don’t forget the s’more supplies. You can pick some up at McCoy’s Mountain Market.

 

Sunday

8:30am: Time for breakfast at Toast & Co.. You won’t be disappointed with a menu featuring huevos rancheros, acai bowls, eggs benedict and of course pancakes. Receive a complimentary mimosa or Bellini with a purchase of an entrée.

Food at Toast & Co. at Copper Mountain

10am: Give mountain biking a try. Rent a bike from Copper Sports, take it up the Union Creek Quad then it’s all downhill from there. Copper features a great network of beginner and intermediate trails perfect for those looking to work on their skills.

12:30pm: Channel your inner zen at a donation-based yoga class for all skill levels in East Village.

1:30pm: Enjoy lunch at Mahi’s Street Tacos. Try the Flaco Taco. Yes, it has mashed potatoes in it and yes, it is delicious.

3pm: Head to the Woodward Copper Barn for an intro session. This 19,400 square foot indoor training facility features trampolines, foam pits, ramps to foam and more. 

4:30pm: Give yourself a pick me up with a sweet snack from Sugar Lips Mini Donuts. Get them plain or with fancy toppings like chocolate sauce or sprinkles.

5pm(ish): Keep an eye on cotrip.org over some truffle chips at Incline Bar and Grill.  Once the interstate looks clear, make your way back home. Cheers to a great weekend.

Cheers to beer at Copper Mountain

 

For additional information, visit CopperColorado.com or give us a call at 866-841-2481. 

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