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COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Nov. 15, 2018 — With more than five feet of natural snow falling early season, make your way back home to Copper Mountain for Opening Day on Friday, Nov. 16. Copper’s Super Bee lift out of East Village and Union Creek out of West Village start turning at 9 a.m. inviting skiers and snowboarders to access top-to-bottom terrain with seven lifts and 27 trails open to the public.

The following lifts and trails will be open to the public for skiing and riding out of Copper Mountain’s West and East Villages. There will be no lift access out of Center Village. Access into Center Village for dining and shopping will be available via Frank’s Fave.

East Village – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Terrain

Super Bee  – Rhapsody, Fairplay to Skid Road, Frank’s Fave into Center Village

Excelerator – Ptarmigan, Mine Dump, CDL’s Trail #20, Brennan’s Grin, Hallelujah

Storm King – Hallelujah Ridge, Spaulding Ridge

Pitchfork - Green Acres

West Village – Beginner & Intermediate Terrain

Union Creek – Vein Glory, Easy Feeling, Minor Matter, Terrain Park Features

Timberline Express – Jacque’s Pique, Windsong, Woodwinds Traverse, The Moz, Copperfields, Tempo, Little Burn, Bucksaw, Woodwinds, Soliloquy

Single day lift tickets are available for $90 at the window throughout the weekend with advance purchase discounts offered on  Copper Season Passes are currently available for $499 through Nov. 19, and the popular Copper Four Pack is available for purchase in-person for $219.

In addition to 275 acres of terrain opening at Copper, Welcome Home Weekend festivities include complimentary parking, 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Coaster rides out of Center Village, free live music in East Village, raffle prizes and more.

It all kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday with giveaways from the Welcome Home Squad throughout Copper’s three villages and a first chair celebration at 9 a.m. the Super Bee lift.  At 1 p.m., Summit County’s very own funky blues band, Chris Bauer Trio, takes the stage in East Village for a free performance. The new 10 Barrel Brewing Mini Pub will also make its debut in East Village with a limited number of free beer tokens making for the perfect outdoor après scene. For those looking to après indoors with a cold craft beer in hand, Ten Mile Tavern in Copper’s Center Village will be giving the first 50 people a limited edition Pray for Snow candle with purchase of a 10 Barrel beer both Friday and Saturday. At 12:45 p.m. on Friday, a raffle will commence in East Village with a variety of hard and soft goods from Copper’s signature partners.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Woodward Copper kicks off its 10th anniversary season with the annual Barn Bash. Experience the indoor action sports paradise that is the Woodward Copper Barn with free sessions for the first 500 visitors, plus live music, giveaways, skate bowl expression session, pro athlete autograph signing and the Copper Mountain premiere of new movie “YES, it’s Been 10 Years” presented by YES Snowboards and Zeal Optics. Live music from Split Window will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in East Village with another raffle giveaway at 1 p.m. Performing with as many as 12 musicians, Split Window is known for upbeat, danceable music with an approach to many genres.

On Sunday, East Village will be buzzing with more festivities including a free concert by Colorado’s own DeVotchKa at 1:30 p.m. Sunday Funday continues with Woodward Copper offering $10 sessions at The Barn from 1 to 6:30 p.m. with $5 of each session donated to High Fives Foundation.

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.


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Copper opens for the 2018-19 winter season with 7 lifts, 27 trails and 275 acres.