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  • The first 50 skiers and snowboarders in line on Friday will receive a free YETI Rambler
  • The first 50 skiers and snowboarders in line on Saturday will receive a free Copper tote
  • Live music, giveaways and contests take place throughout the weekend


COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Nov. 3, 2017 — Make your way back home to Copper Mountain for Opening Day on Friday, Nov. 10. The first official chair of the 2017/2018 season will spin at 9 a.m. on the American Eagle chairlift, but the entire weekend is jam-packed with “Raised on Colorado” giveaways, music and more. Take those first turns of the season and celebrate winter with Copper’s Welcome Home Weekend.

Welcome Home Weekend festivities start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 with the First Chair Celebration. Guests have the chance to win first chair of the season at REI’s Pray for Snow event in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 9. The first 50 in line on Friday will also be welcomed with a free YETI Rambler, donuts, surprise giveaways and music from DJ Landry. Warm up at the new breakfast spot in Center Village as Toast & Co. debuts its Colorado Proud menu with favorites such as caramelized pineapple pancakes, chorizo torta and creative renditions of eggs benedict.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Burning Stones Plaza will be buzzing with music, breakfast burritos and a Bloody Mary bar. The first 50 in line at the American Eagle lift will be given a Copper tote bag. In the afternoon, the Copper Après scene will feature Boulder-based Gasoline Lollipops taking the stage at 12:30, drink specials and a photo booth.

Check out all the Woodward Barn has to offer at the Woodward Barn Bash from noon – 8 p.m. Free Intro and Drop-In Sessions will be available, along with live music, and appearances from pro athletes such as Taylor Bingaman, Torstein Horgmo and Cam Fitzpatrick. Premieres of this season’s latest ski and snowboard films are set to kick off after 6 p.m. and will feature ShredBots “R3BOOT,” Arbor Snowboards “Costa Nostra,” and Faction Skis “This is Home.”

Throughout the weekend, the “Lucky Lap” giveaway encourages guests to lap the American Eagle with prizes at the top. Betty the Yeti will be giving away restaurant vouchers, free parking, wax and tune certificates, merchandise and more.

For a complete list of Welcome Home Weekend happenings, visit


About Copper Mountain

Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe that represents the best of Colorado. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts curated events year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – a lifestyle and action sports progression center. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio, a family-owned company that believes there is nothing better for your soul than to spend time with the people you love, doing the things you love

Copper is currently undergoing $20 million in capital improvements that are designed to hold true to its philosophy of being local at the core with refreshing Raised on Colorado experiences. Projects include the new Rocky Mountain Coaster, a new high-speed quad chairlift, three new dining options, a new and improved retail location and an upgrade to RFID ticketing. To learn more about these projects, click here.

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