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Postby ceece on Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:01 am

My family recently spent four days in Copper Mountain, enjoying the ski resort's summer activities. If you are looking for a cooooool summer "staycation", Copper Mountain is the place for you! It's only about an hour outside of Denver, but you will feel like you are a world away! :D

Let's start with the weather...can you say B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L? We were comfortable in shorts and t-shirts for the majority of our time there - warm enough to know it's summer, but cool enough that you know you're in the mountains. (Be sure to bring a pair of pants and a sweatshirt because it can get a little chilly in the evenings!) Sunscreen is a must at that elevation, and be sure to bring plenty of water bottles!

We stayed in a beautiful condo, which was equipped with a full kitchen...super nice for our family because we brought all of our food with us. There are over 600 units to rent through the Copper Mountain reservation department, and even more through private avenues (although the Copper reservations is the easiest route). We had access to a parking garage while we were there...this was great because we didn't see our car from the time we got there until we left! We walked EVERYWHERE in Copper!

The best thing about Copper is just is like a mini town where everything is within walking distance! Shops, restaurants, activities, ski just walk out your front door and head to your destination!

Speaking of activities - Copper has so many that your kids will be begging to rest at the end of the day!! HA! As they say in Copper, they have "Activities Out the Yin & the Yang"! You can purchase individual activities, get a day with the Summer Day Pass for only $39 or the NEW Summer Season Pass for only $69. Both passes offer unlimited access to bungee, mini golf, scenic chair lift rides, bumper and paddle boats, bike/equipment haul, climbing wall and one session on Summit County’s only go-kart track. The Summer Day pass is valid for the day of purchase, whereas the NEW Summer Season Pass is valid for the entire summer and includes 5 total Go Kart sessions for the summer. Included with your stay on the property is unlimited access to the pool, athletic club and saunas. Stressed out? Schedule a massage or play a round (or more!) of golf on Copper's gorgeous course! Round out your vacation with some picnicking, hiking, biking, Bricks for Kidz (Legos!) or time at the mini-beach! You can even squeeze in some adult time with the Kids Night Out program, FREE with $30 in Copper purchases (for each child)! Check out a detailed list of activities at

If you are looking for an AWESOME camp for your snowboarders and skiers, look no further than Woodward at Copper! Designed for anyone who is looking to progress in snowboarding or skiing (THINK TRICKS!), "'The Barn' is the ultimate progression playground"! See more information in the Forum under Summer Camps at!

Copper Mountain is definitely on our list to was one of the best vacations our family has ever taken!

Plan your SUPER COOL STAYCATION at COPPER MOUNTAIN today! Check out their website at or call reservations at 1.866.841.2481.
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