Save big on Copper’s youth ski & ride programs |

Save big on Copper’s youth ski & ride programs

BOB BERWYNsummit daily news

SUMMIT COUNTY – Copper Mountain is offering some sweet deals on youth ski and ride programs for the coming season. Families who book spots before Oct. 18 can save more than $200 compared to ticket window prices on packages like the four-week Trailblazer program for kids 3-5. Trailblazers includes four lessons and a Rocky Mountain Superpass, all for $269, a savings of $237 compared to the ticket window price.The three-week Scooters camps, for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade, are on sale for $349 and the Choppers program (eight lessons), for older kids, is being offered at $629.All the programs include a Rocky Mountain Superpass, valid at Copper and Winter Park, GPS tracking, lunch and an optional transportation program from the Front Range.Signing up for the program by Oct. 18 also gets a 2-for-1 One Hit Wonder session at Woodward at Copper, the resort’s new indoor action sports training center.

The resort has also released its full winter events calendar for the upcoming season, starting with the Lift-off Celebration Nov. 6-8, and speeding right into some snowboard camps the following weekend (Nov. 12-13).Other highlights include the USSA snowboarding Grand Prix (Dec. 10-13), an Olympic qualifying event and the US Snowboarding Revolution Tour (Feb. 6-10), a top junior event used to qualify athletes for the World Juniors, U.S. Open, U.S. World Cup, USASA Nationals and Project Gold camps.For families visiting at Thanksgiving, there’s the 8th annual Leftover Yam & Jive Turkey Rail Jam (Nov. 27), as well as skydiving Santas and snowshoe race (Nov. 28).The Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games are back (March 28-29), as are the retro Red Bull games (April 16-18), with snowbladecross and old-school air. The season ends April 18 and the ever-popular Sunsation festival will also return, though Copper has yet to determine the exact dates.For more info, go to

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