Do you know what is almost as good as Copper Mountain in the winter? Copper Mountain in the summer!
Once upon a time when I first moved to Colorado, my new husband and I were en route to hike Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak. A business emergency arose and we pulled over in a curious mountain village so my husband could make a business call. While he solved the world’s problems, I strolled around new-to-me Copper Mountain’s base village and fell in love with the quaint shops, restaurants and gorgeous mountain backdrop.
Little did I know that was only the tip of the iceberg for all the fun activities at this resort just 75 miles west of Denver right off I-70.
Summer season 2014 kicks off June 13. Here are a few highlights.
Bungee Jump. Want to get airborne? The bungee jump will send you soaring (and flipping and spinning) into Copper Mountain’s gorgeous summer sky. Cost is $10 for one session.
Bumper Boat and Paddle Boat Rentals. Sure, bumper cars are fun but Copper’s Bumper Boats on West Lake are that much more exciting. If a smooth, collision-free ride is more your style, cruise around in a paddleboat. Kids and under boat free. Cost: 1 session is $10.
Climbing Wall. Love to climb but want more of a challenge? Copper Mountain’s outdoor climbing wall is the largest in Colorado with routes available for all skill levels. Cost: 1 climb is $10.
The Diggler. For something new and fun, rent this rugged scooter and cruise between Center and East Village. Note: not available for mountain trails; stick to your mountain bike for that. Cost: 1 hour is $15.
Disc Golf. This fun and free 9-hole course accessed from Center Village is a great way to explore the mountain. Open from dawn to dusk.
Go-Karts. If you feel the need for speed, don’t miss this chance to careen around Summit County’s only go-kart track in the Chapel Lot. You must be 56 inches to ride. Cost: $15 for one race.
Mini Golf. It’s nine holes of mini-golf glory. Located at the base of America Eagle, this picturesque course is fun for the whole family. Cost: 1 round is $10.
Tumble Bubbles. Wondering what Tumble Bubbles are? Think: giant hamster balls that offer a one-of-a-kind tumbling experience for kids and adults. Cost is $10 for 1 tumble.
All summer activities are available for purchase a la carte or the more economical option is to go with the Summer Day Pass for only $44 or the NEW Summer Season Pass for only $74. Passes offer unlimited access to bungee, mini golf, bike haul, Diggler, scenic chair, lake activities and climbing wall, PLUS one Zip Line and Go Kart ride for each day the pass is purchased for. Tickets for activities are available at Guest Services inside Copper Sports Center.
Think you're done? Think again. Here are a few more ideas:
Lift-serviced hiking and mountain biking trails abound at Copper Mountain. Be sure to check the website for recommendations!
Woodward at Copper Summer Camps If you think skiing and riding season is over, think again. You can improve and have a lot of fun at this feature action sports training facilities for skiing, snowboarding, BMX and skateboarding, as well as the unique experience of on-snow terrain parks. Go here for info on summer camps.
Events. There are plenty of on-going events at Copper Montain all summer long incuding Yoga on the Mountain, Fridays at Copper (free activities with a $40 purchase), and the 3-Wing Weekend for Indepence Day weekend with free family activities featuring music, fireworks, a conscious carnival, kid-powered parade and more! See the event calendar here.
Photo credit: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain
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