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COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — July 31, 2018 — Copper Mountain invites guests to enjoy the many unique one-of-a-kind events and experience being Raised on Colorado. From jam sessions with guitar legends, to a women’s yoga campout on the mountain, as well as an exhilarating 200 mile relay race through the Rocky Mountains, Copper’s specially curated August lineup is sure to keep the whole family entertained.

August Events

Copper Triangle: On Aug. 4, I-25 partners with the Davis Phinney Foundation for the 13th annual Copper Triangle, a 78-mile alpine cycling event that features challenging climbs over Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass and Vail Pass. The Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic road rides and all proceeds raised benefit Parkinson’s Disease research.

Guitar Town: Experience the best guitar playing in the world at the 14th annual Guitar Town, Aug. 10-12. The weekend includes three days of free acoustic and electric performances, guitar workshops, free guitar repairs from the Guitar Center and musical activities for the kids. Musicians expected to attend include Al Di Meola, Robben Ford, Coco Montoya, John Jorgenson and more.

Ragnar Relay: Arguably one of the most difficult Ragnar Relays in the country, this overnight run kicks off at Copper on Aug. 10 with teams of 6 or 12 challenged to make their way across 200 miles of the Colorado Rockies to Aspen/Snowmass.

NEW! Copper Crush Wine Fest: On Aug. 18-19, wine lovers are invited to a new event that takes the “frou frou” out of wine tasting with fun sessions like Wine and Candy Bar Pairing, as well as Vino and Van Gogh for as little as $10 per class. Copper Crush will feature more than 10 wineries from around the Colorado region and beyond.

NEW! REI Women’s Yoga Campout with Athleta: Imagine holding Mountain Pose while being embraced by the spectacular peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The new REI Women’s Campout with Athleta invites women to Copper Mountain on Aug. 18-19 for an evening of camp games, wine tastings and yoga at 10,000 feet. With access to an exclusive campsite on the mountain, yogis will be able to immerse themselves in the magnificent beauty of the mountains and rejuvenate with a variety of yoga sessions and activities.

Cider Circus: The 4th annual Cider Circus returns to Copper Aug. 24-25 offering 75 craft ciders and beers for sampling from cider houses and breweries based in Colorado and beyond. Guests will enjoy pairing events, aerial and acrobat shows, free live music and children’s activities.

Weekly Programming

NEW! Weekday Warrior Activity Pass: From now until the end of summer, guests who spend $30 at Copper Monday-Thursday can turn their receipt into Guest Services for a free Weekday Warrior Activity Pass for same-day use. The Weekday Warrior Activity Pass is valid for the Woodward Copper WreckTangle, Rocky Mountain Coaster, rock climbing, go-karts, bumper boats, hydrobikes and mini golf.

NEW! REI Adventure Station at Copper Mountain: In addition to the August 18th Women’s Yoga Campout, the REI Adventure Station is offering an array of unique outdoor education classes for all interests through August, including Ales and Astronomy, Lunch at the Summit: Copper Peak, Colorado Summit Hikes: Jacque's Peak, and Summer Mountain Mixology.

Weekly programming at Copper also includes Friday or Saturday date night for parents with Kids Night Out, Friday Brews and Tunes favored among locals, Copper Campfire and Fireworks for the family on Saturday, Mountain Pose Yoga sessions on Sunday along with Blues, Brunch and Stroll.

For a complete lineup of summer events at Copper along with lodging deals and weekly programming, visit Stay connected all season long by following @CopperMtn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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About Copper Mountain:

Located 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 – an action sports and lifestyle camp, community and cultural icon. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR portfolio of adventure lifestyle companies. 

Copper is currently undergoing 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, three new high speed chairlifts, 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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Guitar Town, Copper Crush, Cider Circus and more make up Copper's August 2018 event schedule