Copper Mountain welcomes summer with golf, Woodward snowboard camps and more June 12 | SummitDaily.com

Copper Mountain welcomes summer with golf, Woodward snowboard camps and more June 12

Summit Daily staff report

A camper catches air on a wheeled board at Woodward during last summer's indoor snowboard camp. The weeklong camps return this season with coaches like JP Walker, Torstein Horgmo and Banks Gilberti.

It's been a long, lazy mud season, but it's time to get off the couch for a bit of outdoor R&R.

Copper Mountain opens for summer activities on Friday (as in, today) with Summit County's only go-kart track, not to mention a full lineup of bumper boats, a bungee jump, climbing wall and the Alpine Rush zip line — all located in Copper's Center Village.

Water hounds have something new to distract them this summer: hydrobike rentals are available at Copper's West Lake. Get the best deal on the new, funky bicycles — along with just about everything else on the summer roster — with Copper's summer activity passes.

Passes start at $49 for a day pass and $109 for a season pass.

The American Eagle chairlift is scheduled to open on June 19, while other on-mountain activities like mini-golf, disc golf and mountain biking will open as conditions allow.

Along with daytime activities, the resort is also introducing a new weekly event, the laid-back Copper Campfire. Each Saturday evening beginning June 13, find s'mores, live music and storytelling at the fire globe, located in Center Village. The best part: It's all free, including the Saturday fireworks show over West Lake.

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Woodward summer camps

The youth summer camp season at Woodward has already kicked into high gear, featuring weeklong camps with pro coaches like JP Walker, Banks Gilberti and Torstein Horgmo.

For the rest of the adrenaline-loving public, indoor barn sessions kick off June 13. The barn is open for intro and drop-in sessions from noon to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.

The summer Pavilion Park — a snow-covered terrain park located in Center Village — will also open June 13, with drop-in sessions every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

Copper Creek Golf Course

Friday also marks opening day at Copper Creek Golf Course, the resort's Par 69 course with stunning views of the Tenmile Range. All 18 holes are now open for play, with green fees starting at $61 for a morning round until peak season begins on June 28 (Prices jump about $15 in July and August).

But while other courses want you to pay dearly for a round of 18, Copper Creek shows love for kids and beginners. Youth get a full 18 for $37 until June 28 and the front or back 9 for $27. Youth season passes are $159 without a cart or $258 with one until June 15.

For more information on the course, including peak season green fees and hole descriptions, see http://www.coppercolorado.com/golf.

Woodward summer camps

Woodward at Copper is the closest camp this side of Oregon’s Mt. Hood to offer on-snow instructions during the thick of summer, with on-mountain jumps and rails built solely for campers. A look at the ski and snowboard camps in 2015:

Snowboard camps

June 14-20 — Never Summer and Zeal Optics Week, with Sarka Pancochova and Mike Sears

June 21-27 — So Gnar, 686, Sandbox, POW Gloves and Spacecraft Week, with Scotty Vine, Geoff Brown, Pat Milbery, Cam Pierce, Brett Esser and more

June 28 to July 2 — Lib Tech and Gnu Week for ages 8-12

July 5-11 — Videograss, Capita, Union and Coal Week, with Scott Stevens, Joe Sexton, JP Walker and Chris Grenier

July 12-18 — Burton, Anon and Analog Week

July 19-25 — Ride Snowboards Week, with Brandon Davis, Seamus O’Connor, Spencer Whiting and Jessika Jenson

July 26-30 — K2 Snowboarding Week for ages 8-12

Ski camps

June 14-20 — Zeal Optics, Icelantic Skis and Planks Clothing Week, with Cody Cirillo, Lucas Evans, Lupe Hagearty and Duncan Adams

June 21-27 — POW Gloves, Spacecraft, Line Skis, Full Tilt Boots Week, with Will Wesson, Erik Olson, Sami Ortlieb and more

June 28 to July 2 — Lib Tech Week for ages 8-12

July 5-11 — TBD

July 12-18 — Anon Ski Week

July 19-25 — Joystick Skis Week, with Banks Gilberti

July 26-30 — K2 Skis Week for ages 8-12

To register for a camp or find out more, see http://www.woodwardcopper.com.