Copper Mountain plans to host Hella Hectic event ahead of final day

Before Copper Mountain Resort closes its ski slopes for the season on April 24, it will host one last competition, 10 Barrel’s Hella Hectic, from April 22-23.

The resort has designed a unique ski and snowboard course for the main event which will feature banked turns, rollers, drops. step-ups and a pond skim at the end.

The event is open to men, women and adaptive athletes as well as teams. The course will finish at Center Village, allowing spectators to easily see riders and skiers as they try not to sink or crash while skimming across the pool of water.

A total of $35,000 in prize money will be awarded at the end of the competition. Each first place winner will receive $5,000, the best team costume will receive $1,000 and other best-dressed title winners will get $500. An award will also be given to the most “hectic” men and women, along with $2,000 for various other awards.

A hype party will be held on Thursday, April 21, with DJ Wes from 8-11 p.m. at 10 Barrel Denver brewpub including beer, giveaways and prizes.

The competition will kick off on Friday, April 22, with qualifiers at 11 a.m. Finals will be on Saturday, April 23, starting at 10 a.m. The qualifying round will be limited to 100 individual competitors, so early registration is recommended.

At the end of competition each day, there will be free music performed live at Eagle’s Landing in Center Village. American Authors is scheduled to headline on April 22, while Letters to Cleo will headline on April 23.

The competition concludes with an after party from 8-10 p.m. at Sawmill Pizza and Taphouse.

To register for 10 Barrel’s Hella Hectic, visit the 10 Barrel Brewing website,, or

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