by Tracy Greenhalgh
You skied and boarded all season long while the fluffy white stuff covered the mountain. Now that you’ve packed up your powder jackets and long underwear it’s time to experience Copper’s summertime playground. Summer’s balmy 70 degree daily temps will lure you to escape the city’s heat and bustle to enjoy a cascade of exciting activities on the mountain.
3 villages & endless experiences - all within a one-mile walk
Whether you want to relax on the 14 sunny, outdoor patios, enjoy live music and a food festival, drink a brew, bite into a burger, soak up the sun and the views, take a leisurely walk-and-shop…or, you’d rather grab your mountain bike and head up the chairlift and ride the trails, lace up your hiking boots, or take your golf clubs and head toward the wild outdoors, it all starts here at Copper’s charming East, Center and West Villages. If you like your adventure closer to the villages, you can head to the Climbing Wall, the Rocky Mountain Coaster, the Woodward WreckTangle Ninja Challenge, the Go-Kart Track, Bumper Boats and HydroBikes - it’s all right here!
Chairlift Rides and Golf Course
Beginning June 14, you can take the Union Creek Quad chairlift for scenic rides up the mountain. On July 1,you can take your mountain bike on the lift or hike from the top of the lift as weather conditions allow.
Copper Creek Golf Course opens on June 7 as conditions allow.
Weekend Wonderland - Friday|Saturday|Sunday
- Every Friday, June 14 – August 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m, Copper hosts Brews and Tunes where you can kick back with a glass of wine or a cold one at Copper’s infamous Fire Globe located in the heart of Center Village. You and your sweetie can enjoy a weekend date night as part of Kids Night Out. Receive 3 free hours of childcare every Friday and Saturday night by simply spending $30 at any of Copper’s dining or retail locations. Make your reservations early!
- Every Saturday/Sunday, June 15 – September 1, 10:00 a.m., you can learn about the unique features of Copper’s natural high alpine environment with the FREE Hike with a Ranger program.
- Every Saturday night, June 15 – August 31, at 7:00 p.m., families can join the FREE Copper Campfire series at the Fire Globe and sing-along with Randal McKinnon as you roast s’mores.?copper>
- Every Sunday, June 16 – July 1, at Noon, take in the mountain tranquility with Mountain Pose Yoga Session. For a small donation all abilities of yogis meet at Copper Creek Vista in East Village with mats, water, sunscreen and layers.
- BOGO FREE Summer Activity Passes From 6/14 – 9/1, purchase a Summer Activity Pass at $79 and get one free! Summer Activity Passes offer uncomplicated access to 8 different activities, including the Woodward WreckTangle.
Woodward Summer Camps
Woodward is celebrating its 10 exciting year of progressive and inspiring summer camps for kids ages 7 – 17. Kids can choose between weeklong overnight camps from June – August, including accommodations, meals and snacks. Expert instruction from certified coaches runs morning and afternoon. Kids can take advantage of all Woodward Copper and surrounding facilities with a chance for campers to hang with the pros.
Disciplines include skate, scooter, BMX, cheer, snowboard, and skiing. New this year is a multi-sport camp sampler option. Copper Mountain is the only place in Colorado where participants can ski on real snow throughout the summer!
(Check coppercolorado.com for the latest activity details)
Summer Line-up of Copper Events
June 14 – Opening Weekend
July 6 – Copper Live Concert Series Kick Off (Music TBA)
July 13 – Copper Live (Music TBA)
July 13 - Triple Bypass
July 20-21 – Courage Classic
July 27-28 – Mac & Cheese Fest
Aug. 3 - Copper Triangle & Copper Live
Aug. 9-11 - Guitar Town
Aug. 16 - Copper Live (Music TBA)
Aug. 23 - Copper Live (Music TBA)
Aug. 23 - Sept. 1 - Copper Country
Tracy Greenhalgh is a freelance writer and web content creator. She specializes in writing about all things outdoors, health, and wellness-related, but she loves to tell any stories that inspire and help make us all better humans. Find out more about Tracy and her projects at tracygreenhalgh.com.