A Multitude Of March Events At Copper Mountain

Enjoy a multitude of march events at Copper

Copper Mountain, CO…March 4, 2010…You Deserve a Snow Day at Copper and to help you enjoy your days of freedom, starting mid-March there is an event every weekend until Copper closes for the season on April 18, 2010. Also, March is one of the historically snowier months of the season, so there is no better time to visit Copper.

Starting off on Saturday, March 13 is O’ Fuego, a St. Patrick’s Day themed street party the whole family will enjoy. The following weekend is Breathe In, a skiing and music festival fundraiser for a Cystic Fibrosis cure, with three live music acts on Saturday, March 20, and don’t forget to carpool with at least three friends on this day to get entered to win a Copper season pass for next season. The last weekend of March brings the 22nd consecutive year Copper has hosted the Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games, on March 28-29. In addition, the free Tucker Mountain snow cat rides have begun for the season, on Fri. – Sun, conditions permitting.

Want to enjoy all the fresh March snow, unwind during après and do it all again in the morning without having to fight the I-70 traffic? Take advantage of some great last-minute lodging deals and log onto www.coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/deals or call a Copper Vacation Specialist at 866-534-7444.

O’ Fuego, Saturday, March 13
En Fuego meets the luck of the Irish with O’ Fuego, a free street party the whole family will enjoy, from 4 – 7 p.m. This En Fuego features bonfires scattered throughout the village to keep children’s hands toasty warm, a flatland BMX stunt show, free live music by Canned Hagis, Colorado’s most diverse Celtic band, Marg O’ Ritas from Margaritaville, plenty of green beer, and the grand finale of fireworks over West Lake…all this makes for an epic Saturday night.

Breathe In – a Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, March 20
Make a difference by elevating awareness and raising money in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Breathe In, Saturday, March 20 in the Village at Copper. In addition to a day of world-class skiing, Breathe In will feature live music from Eliot Lipp, The Motet and The Pimps of Joytime from Noon – 6 p.m., free beer and an event t-shirt for donations starting at just $30. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Colorado chapter is the beneficiary of 100% of the proceeds, so please help fight this disease by making a donation today. For tickets, artist and event info and more, visit www.BreatheIn.org.

Carpooling Celebration Day, March 20
This season, Copper Mountain is offering carpooling incentives to those guests trying to make a difference. On select weekends, carpooling guests with four or more per vehicle will receive a unique carpool bumper sticker, a great deal on lunch at select Copper restaurants and the chance to enter a contest to win a season pass for next season. Bumper sticker slogans include: Copper Pities the Fool Who Doesn’t Carpool, Carpoolers Get More Action and Carpoolers Do it Together…get yours before they’re gone. This is Copper’s final Carpool Celebration Day for the season.

Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games, March 28 – 29
The Winter Games mark the culmination of the winter sports season for the 550 athletes who annually participate in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Figure Skating, Snowshoeing and Snowboarding.  This season marks the 22nd consecutive year Copper Mountain will host the event. Copper is proud to be the official winter training site for all Colorado-based winter Special Olympics athletes. Individual and group volunteers are needed to assist with event operations. For more information on volunteering, visit www.specialolympicsco.org/get/volunteer or call Lisa Dugger, Volunteer and Family Coordinator, at 720.359.3103.

Free Cat Skiing now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
The Tucker Mountain Snowcat access is as close to a backcountry experience you’ll find inside any resort. Tucker Mountain and Copper Bowl offer expert skiers and riders access to more than 1,200 vertical feet of Copper’s legendary high alpine back bowls. To reach the Tucker Mountain Snowcat, ride the American Flyer lift and then catch the Rendezvous lift.  From there, continue on the Otto Bahn trail to the Snowcat meeting area near the base of the Mountain Chief Lift. Cats run from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fri., Sat., and Sun., weather permitting. Snowcat access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cat operations, terrain openings and conditions may vary and are subject to change based on weather.  Tucker Mountain closes at 2:00 p.m. Restrictions apply.

Stay tuned for more great events in April, including:

  • USASA Nationals, April 3-10, where the top regional finishers compete against some of the best athletes from around the country in slopestyle, superpipe, boardercross, slalom and giant slalom in their quest to become National Champions.
  • A special USASA En Fuego on Saturday, April 3, following the USASA Nationals Opening Ceremonies.
  • Colorado’s largest Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 4, with 50,000 eggs spread around the Village at Copper and on the mountain.
  • Two weekends of free live national music acts during Sunsation, Copper’s 10th annual end-of-the-season celebration on April 10-11 and 17-18. Artists set to appear include Pepper, Los Lonely Boys, Pato Banton and Perpetual Groove.
  • The 2010 Collegiate Alt Games slopestyle competition Saturday, April 10, with hundreds of participants from colleges and universities nationwide set to compete.
  • The Red Bull 1976 Games on April 16-17, bringing the games back to Colorado and finally “giving the year 1976 its day,” with competitions including Snowbladecross & Old School Air. So grow (or stick on) those mustaches, squeeze into your one-piece and get ready to party like its 1976.

For all of Copper’s events, visit www.coppercolorado.com/winter/events_and_activities.