COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo.  — Copper Mountain throws a party remembering 2013 and celebrating the start to 2014 on Tuesday, Dec. 31. NYE Rail Session hosted by Woodward at Copper will be held under the lights in Burning Stones Plaza in Center Village including a torchlight parade, kids’ glow-light parade, fire dancers from 5 – 7 p.m. Fireworks will commence over West Lake at 10 p.m. 2014 kicks off with a packed lineup of events giving Copper guests the perfect time fulfill the resolution to be more active on the slopes in the new year.

Learn to Ski and Ride Month, Jan 1 – 31, 2014
Copper Mountain offers affordable options for never-evers and beginner skiers and riders to turn any New Year’s resolution into reality this January. All season long, beginners can access and learn for free on the Easy Rider carpet located in Center Village. Once basic skills are learned, a ticket for the Pitchfork chairlift is only $15, allowing beginners to master getting on and off the lift while perfecting turning and stopping. Copper Ski and Ride School features Youth Four Packs, a package of four lessons, with flexible dates and the option to use lessons for either Ski and Ride School group lessons or Woodward at Copper freestyle lessons. Woodward at Copper freestyle lessons progress any park skier or rider to gold, spend part of the day in the Barn and part of it on snow in Woodward’s award-winning terrain parks. For an introductory experience for adults ages 16+, Copper Ski and Ride School offers adult group lessons for those who have never skied or ridden before. For more information please visit www.coppercolorado.com.

Safety Fest, Jan. 18 – 20, 2014
January is National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Safety Awareness Month; Copper Mountain celebrates with its annual award-winning Safety Fest Celebration, Jan 18 – 20. During Copper’s Safety Fest, Burning Stones Plaza, located in Center Village, turns into Safety Village with tents featuring National Ski Patrol signing up guests for mountain sweeps, Summit County Rescue Group offering backcountry awareness and beacon training, Copper Mountain Ski Patrol Avalanche Dogs demonstrating how dogs are trained and many more. Visit all Safety Village vendors to be entered in a daily raffle; prizes include helmets, lift tickets, season passes and more. Don’t miss the Flight for Life helicopter landing on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters, located at the top of the Excelerator and Super Bee chairlifts. During the whole month of January guests are welcome to stop in Copper’s Patrol Huts, located at the top of Excelerator and Timberline chairlifts, to meet patrollers, snuggle with avalanche dogs and enjoy a free mug of hot chocolate. For more information on Safety Fest please visit www.coppercolorado.com.

WinterBike, Jan. 18 – 19, 2014
Winner of NSAA’s Most Creative Event in 2012, annual WinterBike returns to Copper Mountain on January 18 – 19, as part of the 2014 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Race Series. WinterBike vendor village takes over Burning Stones Plaza on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 – 19, with bike demos provided by Borealis, Boo Bikes, Reeb, Wilderness Sports, and Rebel Sports. The little ones kick off the excitement with LittleBike starting at 5 p.m., a short race around Burning Stones Plaza for the kids. WinterBike racers pedal out of Burning Stones Plaza at 6 p.m. and greeted with fireworks at the finish line in Burning Stones Plaza at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including registration, please visit www.coppercolorado.com.

Lock in personal snow days for the 2013/14 winter season with the, back by popular demand, Snow Day Pass on sale now, prices are guaranteed until January 1, 2014. Visit www.coppercolorado.com for more information.

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