Back to School/Back to Snow Festival at Copper Sept. 12-14

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Copper Mountain, CO

…Please join the Village at Copper for the first 'Goodbye summer, Hello winter' event!  Enjoy a fall festival atmosphere with a village-wide sidewalk sale, free live music by Rojos Calientes, P-NUCKLE, and Trevor Hall Duo, a ski swap hosted by Team Summit, movie trailers from TGR, Matchstick, Propaganda and Blacksmith, as well as the new Two Plank video world premier, an activity Poker Run with a chance to win an 08-09 Copper season pass, a BMX stunt show, Karaoke and 08-09 season pass sales.    

Season Passes for the 08/09 winter season will be on sale this weekend for guests to purchase, with multiple pass products, including the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus. New this season, Copper is offering a Woodward at Copper season pass upgrade, as well as the traditional Rocky Mountain Super Pass, the Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass, Copper Season passes, Transfour Cards and Four Passes. When guests purchase a Transfour card this weekend at Copper, $20 from each one purchased will benefit Team Summit. 

Schedule of Events*:

Friday, September 12

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.            Fridays at Copper – free activities for guests that spend at least $30 at Copper, including the climbing wall, bumper boats, quad power jump, go-karts and mini-golf

6 – 8 p.m.                   Free live music by Rojos Calientes on the West Lake stage

8 – 8:30 p.m.               TGR, Matchstick, Propaganda and Blacksmith movie trailers with giveaways at Incline Bar & Grill

9 – 10 p.m.                   Two Plank Video World Premier and autograph signing at Incline Bar & Grill

Saturday, September 13

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.          Team Summit Ski Swap in the Copper Pavilion, with season pass sales and Nintendo Wii Lounge

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.           Free Guitar Hero in the Mountain Adventure Center

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            Village at Copper sidewalk sale

2 p.m.                           Free activity Poker Run starting in Burning Stones Plaza, with a chance to win an 08-09 Copper season pass

5 – 6 p.m.                     Yellow Designs Stunt BMX show in Burning Stones Plaza

6 p.m.                          Free live music by P-NUCKLE on the West Lake stage

7:15 p.m.                       Free live music by Trevor Hall Duo on the West Lake stage

9 – 10 p.m.                   Karaoke in Zizzo’s Ski Bar

Sunday, September 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.            Team Summit Ski Swap in the Copper Pavilion, with season pass sales and Nintendo Wii Lounge

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.           Village at Copper sidewalk sale

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            Free Guitar Hero in the Mountain Adventure Center

*All events are subject to change and weather dependent. 

The Team Summit Ski Swap is making its debut at Copper Sept. 13 and 14, and will be a satellite location for the ski swap held in the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  However, Copper’s entire Back to School/Back to Snow event is free.  This ski swap is one of the largest fundraisers for Team Summit, with a percentage of the gear purchased at the swap to benefit the Team.  Top-name vendors will bring new equipment from previous seasons to sell at very competitive prices, and as an extra incentive to get there early, the first 20 guests in the door of the ski swap on Saturday will receive a $20 gift card, good at all participating merchants at Copper. 

SOS Outreach will be holding a Snow Gear Drive, accepting soft and hard goods, for at-risk youth learning how to ski and snowboard during the Team Summit Ski Swap in the Copper Pavilion on Sat., Sept. 13 and Sun., Sept. 14.  Please drop off donations to the Pavilion during the ski swap or come to the Conference Services Department prior to the event, where items will gladly be accepted.  Help SOS Outreach ensure that our kids are “geared” up for the winter season! 

The Yellow Designs Stunt BMX show will feature X-Games and Dew Action Sports Tour athletes, performing high-flying, mind-boggling spins and twists combining individual and choreographed stunts on Sat., Sept. 13 from 5 - 6 p.m.  In addition, there will be BMX demos, DVD, T-shirt, poster and sticker giveaways, and a meet and greet with the performers. 

Check out a free live show by Rojos Calientes on Friday evening, Sept. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. on the West Lake stage.  Their influences range from Peruvian and South American folksy music to bluegrass, country Americana, rock, Jam and more.  P-NUCKLE, playing a free show at 6 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 13 on the West Lake stage, has blazed a trail in the alternative scene by combining solid grooves, fat bass lines and memorable hooks with their blend of reggae, dub, ska and punk rock styles.  For 20-year-old Trevor Hall, music is a meditation, an expression of love and a means to bring people together.  Check out Trevor Hall Duo right after P-NUCKLE. 

Guests will have a chance to do some select activities for free on Sat., Sept. 13, while trying to win a Copper season pass during the activity Poker Run.  Participants meet in Burning Stones Plaza at 2 p.m. and from there will receive detailed instructions.  Basically, there are five participating activities – go-karts, the climbing wall, the bumper boats, the quad power jump and mini-golf – where guests have to complete a challenge relevant to that activity and then receive a playing card.  After completing the five challenges at the activities, guests will have five cards that will make up their poker hand.  The faster you can get through the activities the better because as a bonus, the first three participants to finish all five activities get an extra card for their poker hand.  The participant with the best 5-card poker hand wins a 08-09 Copper season pass! 

The Back to School/Back to Snow event is sponsored by: SOS Outreach, Village of Copper, Copper Chamber and Team Summit. 

Team Summit, a local competition ski and snowboard club for competitive athletes ages 5-and-up, provides year-round programs in alpine, freestyle, and telemark skiing and snowboarding to residents of Summit County, the Front Range and guests.  The emphasis of Team Summit is on team participation, goal-setting and a life-long involvement in on-snow sports.  For more info about Team Summit, visit

SOS Outreach is a local snow sports youth charity, aiming to build character and self-esteem, that partners with ski resorts, youth agencies, foundations, private corporations and snowboarders to create an effective and efficient mountain adventure-based program for underserved youth.  For more information on SOS Outreach, please visit their website at



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