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.
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 - Coloradoâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
MARCH 7 - 9: Bob Barnesâ€™ 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 aprÃ¨s 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)
MARCH 28: 6th Annual United States Ski
Association Train for Gold Fundraiser - Skiers and snowboarders are invited to ride the
â€œTrain for Goldâ€ 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 â€“ 30: Winter Park Resortâ€™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 Resortâ€™s Spring Splash
is one of the resortâ€™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