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Copper Mountain values and celebrates seniors

Katherine and Jack Jeter, Copper Ambassadors and enthusiasts, Spartanburg, S.C.

We agree with Bob Hoesing’s March 8 letter which decries Vail Resorts’ elimination of the “ski-for-free-after-70” privilege. It is short-sighted, we think, since seniors often underwrite their young families’ expenses to get to the resort, pay for the grandchildren’s ski school and buy lunch and dinner. 

Bob, my nearly 71-year-old husband and I invite you to join us at Copper Mountain, where you’ll be valued and celebrated. There’s plenty of free parking. Hop on the free shuttle, and you’ll be at Center Village in minutes.

There, you’ll get your free ticket. You sound like a good skier, so come up the American Eagle lift at 10:15 in the morning or 1:15 in the afternoon for a complimentary ski tour with one of our Ambassadors, a few of whom are encroaching on 70 or already are.

You choose your level – blue, groomed black, or black with bumps. We’ll show you our mountain and fascinate you with lore and legend for nearly two hours.

Bob, you will enjoy meeting members of the Over the Hill Gang, too. Many are your age or older; they are serious skiers and fun folks. Call Copper Mountain at (970) 968-2318 and ask for Thelma in the Over the Hill Gang office. We’re sure she’ll be delighted for you to be a guest for a day to see what a great bunch they are.

And, finally, look for Frank Walter, an 80-year-old retired Chrysler automotive engineer, who was just honored by Copper’s Ambassadors for skiing more than 4 million vertical feet already this season.

You’ll find comfy condos and charming shops in nearby Frisco; dining and entertainment options are diverse and reasonable. We look forward to welcoming you to Copper Mountain.

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