COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – September 8, 2015 – The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and it’s clear that fall is just around the corner. Copper Mountain is celebrating September and what’s left of the warm weather with the Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run and the Copper Mountain Chubby Chili Pepper Fest. Closing day for the summer season is September 19, which means its last call for scenic chairlift rides and the rest of the Copper Mountain Village activities.
Celebrate the women in your life on Saturday, September 12 at the Dirty Girl Mud Run, a women-only 5k obstacle course run designed for all ages and athletic abilities. Dirty Girl is by no means a “race” in the traditional sense – participants can run or walk the course and will not be timed. Dirty Girl encourages the empowerment of women through tackling obstacles slightly beyond comfort zones, and through fellow racers pushing each other on. Participants can expect to conquer 10-12 different obstacles – some muddier than others – and have a whole lot of good old fashioned fun. The run will have multiple start waves, with the first departing at 9 a.m. All ladies will complete the course by 2 p.m., but make sure to stick around for the Dirty Girl after-party complete with music, food and beverages for all.
Dirty Girl Mud Run has partnered with Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink educates, equips and empowers women between the ages of 18 - 45 in the U.S., giving them the power to be proactive and reduce their risk for these diseases. Participants can opt to add a $5 donation at the time of purchasing their entry fee, or may make a donation to the organization directly on their website. Dirty Girl Mud Run also offers free entry to cancer survivors.
On Saturday, September 19, Copper is closing out the summer season and celebrating the start of fall with the Copper Mountain Chubby Chili Pepper Fest. Local restaurants will be serving up their best dish with one must-have ingredient: the special Colorado-grown Chubby Chili Pepper. The festival kicks off at 1 p.m. with live music from Rolling Stones cover band “Sympathy of the Devil”. Neil Diamond cover band “Forever in Blue Jeans” takes the stage at 2:45 p.m. Chubby Chili Pepper winners will be announced at 3:45 p.m. Individuals can get in on the competition and bring their best red or green chili to the Community Cook-Off – from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Competitors will bring their homemade concoctions to the festival in crock-pots, and can register online in advance or the day of the event. Ticket options for the Chubby Chili Pepper Fest include a la carte tickets for $1, or avoid the line and purchase the Summit Sampler in advance for $30, which boasts enough tickets to sample a variety of chef prepared pepper dishes and their paired signature whiskey cocktail.
While fall is a great time to enjoy the lingering warm weather, it’s also a great time to start preparing for winter. Now is the time to square away your season pass to guarantee the lowest price possible and make sure you’re ready to ride. 2015/16 Copper Mountain Season Passes are on sale now and include unlimited, blackout-free riding at Copper Mountain, plus free skiing at Grand Targhee, 3 free days at Taos Ski Valley and 3 free days at Monarch Mountain. Check out CopperColorado.com for pricing, including our new College Season Pass. Winter is just around the corner – Opening Day for the 2015/16 winter season is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6.
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