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18th Copper Snowboard Series highlights weekend

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Riders from across the state will converge on Copper Sunday for the 18th Annual Copper Mountain Snowboard Series. The longest running amateur snowboard series in North America will consist of 18 separate events this season including slalom, giant slalom, halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross competitions. Sunday’s event will include GS and slalom races on Bittersweet.

Participants can preregister online for a discounted fee at http://www.copperseries.com or from 8-9 a.m. the day of the event at Jack’s Slopeside Grill. The discounted online entry fee is $20 for all events except the Boardercross, which is $25. Day-of fees are $25 for all events and $30 for boardercross. A one-time USASA membership fee of $50 is required.

All events begin at 10 a.m., and an awards party and raffle will take place following each competition at 3:30 p.m. in the Burning Stones Plaza.

The annual Gold Run Classic Nordic races will take place at the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

The event will feature a 5K and 10K race. Preregistration is available at the Nordic center or online at http://www.greatadventuresports.com, and costs $20. Registration will also be available the day of the races from 8-9:30 a.m. for $23.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in all categories, and the day will conclude with a post-race social which will include a raffle. For more information, contact the Gold Run Nordic Center at (970) 547-7889.

You may walk, jog or run the 3.5 mile Peak-to-Peak trail that begins at North Peak and ends at the Summit House atop Dercum Mountain. Aloha attire is encouraged. There will be a post-race luau party at the Summit House.

Participants must bring their own snowshoes this year. The Keystone Nordic Center is offering a special rental price of $5 for snowshoes ” you must stop by the Nordic center to pay for and pick up the rental snowshoes.

This 5K adventure is recommended for physically fit folks. Much of the trail is situated above treeline and involves steep climbs and descents.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. A portion of the race fee will benefit The Keystone Center. The cost is $27.50 for entry fee, racer gift, Hawaiian luau party and dinner.

The race starts at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is available at http://www.active.com or at the Keystone Nordic Center, at (970) 496-4275.


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