Copper will support 15 non-profit organizations during the 2021-22 winter season through discounted lift-ticket donations beginning Jan. 6  

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – Dec. 7, 2021 – On Colorado Gives Day, Copper Mountain is excited to announce the continuation of its lift-ticket giving program into a third winter season as part of the resort’s Play Forever commitment to protect the environment and support local communities. Copper's Play Forever Thursdays program will benefit over a dozen non-profit organizations whose missions prioritize local relief, environmental conservation and participation-based initiatives.

Play Forever Thursdays is a community-based fundraising effort where Copper will donate $5 from every $99 discounted lift ticket purchased online and in-advance, to 15 community non-profit partners on select Thursdays throughout the 2021-22 winter season from Jan. 6 – March 31, 2022. Play Forever Thursdays partner organizations will be at Copper on their select Thursday to talk with guests about their program’s objectives, volunteer opportunities and more. 

“Copper supports organizations whose missions align with our Play Forever commitment,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain. “Our lift ticket giving programs have allowed us to bolster and strengthen our communities over the past two years, and we’re committed to continuing to provide financial assistance to over a dozen non-profits with the help of our guests.” 

Play Forever is POWDR and Copper Mountain’s corporate responsibility commitment to protect the environment and support the local community. Since 2020, Copper Mountain has donated over $497,000 to non-profit organizations through lift ticket and community fund donations. 

Through the Play Forever Thursdays program, proceeds from lift ticket sales will benefit organizations whose focus is to provide local relief, promote on-mountain participation and support environmental causes. 

  • Local Relief: Provide localized aid to the Summit County community in times of need.  

  • Participation: Create a welcoming place for all – including youth, diverse populations and adaptive athletes – to participate in the adventure lifestyle.  

  • Environment: Support organizations that are focused on protecting the environment through sustainability, education and action.  

The organizations participating in this season’s Play Forever Thursdays program include High Country Conservation Center, SOS Outreach, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment, Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Building Hope, Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault, Blue River Watershed Group, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Team Summit, Adaptive Action Sports, Summit County Rescue Group, Summit County Safe Passages, Summit County Community Care Clinic and the High Fives Foundation.   

For a complete Play Forever Thursdays schedule and learn more about Copper’s Play Forever commitment at

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