Following is a list of upcoming summer events at Copper:
Burning Stones Outdoor Theater (also July 3, 17, 31 and August 14)
Bring the family and blankets and sit back and enjoy a free movie under the stars. Movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza and will include film favorites Finding Nemo, The Princess Bride and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Copper Circus Arts (also July 11, 24, August 15 and September 5)
You won't find animals, sawdust, or bad clowns at this free circus. Join Copper for an elegant, artistic and amazing display of aerial art, static trapeze, hand-to-hand balancing and more. Pre-show entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the circus at noon located in the Burning Stones Plaza.
4th of July Celebration
Celebrate America at Copper Mountain. Festivities include special activities and games, face painting, an Independence Day creation station, live music and much more.
3, 10, 24, 31
The Beat Goes On Concert Series (also August 14)
Get up to Copper and get down at the 4th Annual The Beat Goes On Concert Series. Enjoy free concerts in the natural amphitheater created by the mountains while listening to the beat of up and coming bands and national entertainers. Each Saturday, opening acts kick off the series at 2 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 3:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza.
Paragliding Cross Country Competition
Come watch paraglider pilots from across the country launch from the top of Copper Mountain during the resort's paragliding competition. The pilot who records the longest flight over a three-jump span using a GPS tracking system will take home a cash prize. Visit www.summitparagliding.net for more information.
Copper Mountain will host the 15th Annual Courage Classic to benefit The Children's Hospital. The three day, two-night bicycle tour covers 162 miles of Colorado's most scenic mountain byways. Visit www.couragetours.com for more information.
National Repertory Orchestra
Enjoy the perfect combination of summer, a Sunday afternoon and the harmonious sounds of the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO). The NRO is comprised of approximately 86 of the nation's most talented and up and coming musicians who train and perform in Colorado during the summer. Don't miss your chance to see these young musicians perform a free concert beginning at noon in Burning Stones Plaza.
The spirit of the Rocky Mountains will come alive at AdventureFest. Take part in free climbing wall competitions, bike shows, kids' activities, AdventureFest photo contest, live music, interactive activities, and demonstrations of disc golf, fly fishing, and canoeing on the lake.
Take part in the 1st Annual 'Copper Adventure'- a one-day sprint adventure race. Teams comprised of two to three participants will compete at Copper Mountain in trail running, mountain biking, canoeing and on the climbing wall. Visit www.emgcolorado.com for details on the race and registration fee.
The Copper Triangle Ride
Starting at Copper's base elevation of 9,712 feet, experienced cyclists will embark on the 78-mile legendary "Copper Triangle (Copper — Leadville — Minturn — Vail — Copper). This ride will provide true conditioning and unbeatable scenery as it climbs three passes (Fremont, Tennessee, and Vail) covering 11,200 vertical feet. For more information on the ride and registration fee, call (970) 668-3748.
Dog Daze of Summit
Copper welcomes the 3rd Annual Dog Daze of Summit to benefit the Canine Partners of the Rockies, an organization that provides highly skilled service dogs to children and adults with disabilities other than blindness. Dog owners and their canine companions can participate in the dress up parade and othher competitions. There will be special guests, vendors, prizes, giveaways, a silent auction, and more. For more information, check out www.dogdazeofsummit.org.
The Suzuki CycleFest motorcycle rally is coming to Copper Mountain for its second year. Highlighted activities include celebrity lead rides, grueling dual sport rides, charity rides, rides for kids, and a massive motorcycle mall. Anyone with a motorcycle license can take a demo ride on the newest equipment from Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Ducati and more. Thousands of spectators from across the country are expected to attend the concerts, seminars, parties and market place with over 50 merchants selling a variety of products. Go to www.cyclefestco.com for details.
Celebration of The Arts
Come and celebrate the many different art forms at Copper Mountain combined into one spectacular weekend. The celebration will include music, theater, dance, fine art, kidz' art, and culinary art.
HealthQuest at Copper will dedicate a weekend to overall health and wellness. The event will include a women's health symposium, health expo, kids' activities and live music. HealthQuest also features "The Race for the Health of It 5K road race and 10k trail race, which benefits local charities for cancer screening and education, as well as Advocates for Victims of Assault. Visit www.summithealthquest.com for details.
In addition, visitors can enjoy free chairlift rides on the American Eagle lift beginning June 12, 2004 with on-mountain activities such as mountain biking and hiking available at the end of June.
Copper offers a variety of lodging deals throughout the summer with prices as low as $47 per person, per night. Stay and play golf packages also are available for $69 per person, per night. For lodging reservations, go to www.coppersavers.com.
For more information on Copper's special events, or for additional information on summer at Copper, please contact Copper Mountain Resort at (800) 458-8386 ext. 4INFO. For summer photography, contact Katelin Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 968-2318 ext.38827.