RE: COPPER AND WINTER PARK SPRING EVENTS

 

As you consider editorial for March and April, Copper

Mountain Resort and Winter Park Resort, both easy drives from Denver, offer a wide

variety of activities appealing to all winter enthusiasts.

 

Copper

Mountain 

MARCH 2 - 3: Colorado

Special Olympics Winter Games - This season marks the 20th

consecutive year that Copper Mountain hosts the Colorado Special Olympics

Winter Games. Over 550 athletes participate in alpine skiing, cross-country

skiing, figure skating, snowshoeing and snowboarding. Copper is the official

winter training site for all Colorado-based Special Olympics athletes and is

the official host resort for the Winter Games through 2010. For more

information, call 866-841-2481.

 

MARCH 23: Easter Sunday - Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

- More than 50,000 Easter Eggs fill the Village at Copper. Eggs are stuffed

with prizes that include cash, season passes and gift certificates. For more

information, call 866-841-2481.

 

MARCH 30 – APRIL 4: USASA Nationals - Copper is the host venue for the

largest snowboarding and freeski event in the world, the USASA Nationals. The

top regional finishers are invited to attend the USASA National Championships

to compete against the best male and female athletes in slopestyle, halfpipe,

boardercross, slalom and giant slalom competitions to fulfill their quest to

become national champions. For more information, call 866-841-2481.

 

APRIL 5 – 6: Sunsation - For the eighth year, Copper sizzles

during Sunsation, Copper's end-of-the-season bash with free live music

featuring national acts. Visit http://www.coppersunsation.com for the latest music

line up and schedule of events.

 

 

Winter

Park Resort

MARCH 7 - 9: Bob Barnes’ Ski & Ride

School Three Day Mogul Camp - Bob Barnes, director of the Winter Park Ski &

Ride School, offers his expertise in three full days of intense bump fun with his

hand-picked pros dedicated to helping guests reach a higher level of mogul

skiing. Camp includes orientation, six hours per day of bump coaching, indoor

sessions with equipment and stance analysis, new equipment demos and personal

video analysis. Cost is $489 and includes an après ski party. For more details,

call the Guest Contact Center at (800) 729-7907.

 

MARCH 23: Wells Fargo Golden Bunny Classic

Fun Race and Candy Hunt - Winter Park Willie and the Easter Bunny deliver

holiday fun with an on-mountain candy hunt in Discovery Park, as well as a base

area egg hunt for tiny tots and non-skiing kids. . For more details, call (970)

726-1564.

 

MARCH 28: 6th Annual United States Ski

Association Train for Gold Fundraiser - Skiers and snowboarders are invited to ride the

“Train for Gold” and spend a day at Winter Park Resort. Guests may cheer the

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team athletes and enjoy a scenic round-trip ride on The

Ski Train and fine dining. For more information, call (800) 809-SNOW.

 

MARCH 29 – 30: Winter Park Resort’s Spring

Blast - This

includes: drink specials and live music at The Derailer, shopping the blowout

sales, getting free bump tips from the Winter Park Ski & Ride school; and

watching the area's best freeride competitors in rail jam competitions and

demos. For more information, (970) 726-1564.

 

APRIL 13: Coca-Cola Classic Spring Splash

at Winter Park/ Official Closing Day - In its 40th year, Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash

is one of the resort’s oldest traditions. The athletics begin at 11 a.m. as

spectators watch skiers and snowboarders struggle through numerous obstacles on

the race course on Larry Sale trail. Live music enhances the festive

atmosphere. For more details, call (970) 726-1564


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