Copper Mountain Opens For The Season November 8

Copper Mountain’s highly anticipated kickoff to the 2019-20 ski season is set for November 8, and with more than 34 inches of natural snow, the resort will offer skiing and riding out of Center Village.

It all kicks off at 9 a.m. on Friday with a first chair celebration at the American Eagle chairlift and 10 Barrel flannel shirts for the first 50 skiers and riders. In addition to the incredible early season conditions, Copper will be kicking off the season in style with Welcome Home Weekend festivities including complimentary parking in Alpine Lot, 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Coaster rides out of Center Village, giveaways from Copper’s signature partners and more.

For those looking to après indoors with a cold craft beer in hand, Ten Mile Tavern will be giving away limited edition Pray for Snow candles to the first 150 people who purchase a 10 Barrel beer, limit one per customer, must be 21. Ten Mile Tavern’s Mug Club will be on sale throughout the weekend with limited mugs inviting adults 21 and older to tap into dining specials, exclusive events, a member’s only swag bag and $1 off 10 Barrel beers all winter long.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the newly refreshed Woodward Copper Barn reopens with the annual Barn Bash with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Experience the indoor action sports paradise during this open house style event complete with free Intro and Drop In Sessions, plus giveaways, skate bowl expression session and more. Highlights include an autograph signing with pro skateboarder Phil Hansen and pro skier Lupe Hagearty as well as the Copper Mountain premiere of new movie “JOY, A Snowboard Film” featuring Ben Ferguson, Sage Kotsenburg and Red Gerard.

The winter edition of the new Copper Live music series kicks off Saturday afternoon with a free performance by Tea Leaf Green, a four-piece jam band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The tunes continue Sunday with a show by Chris Bauer Trio, a Summit County homegrown funky blues band.

Copper Live concerts will continue throughout the 2019-20 winter season encouraging guests to unbuckle their boots and enjoy free performances from a diverse array of up-and-coming musical entertainers. The next Copper Live is Snowsation presented by Nokian Tyres on Nov. 16 featuring A R I Z O N A, an alternative electropop trio from New Jersey, which recently released its second album ASYLUM featuring tracks “Nostalgic” and “Problems.”

For a complete guide to Copper Mountain’s 19-20 winter season including lodging information, events, activities and season passes, visit

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