by Mikaela Ruland

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Down in Denver, we’re posting later ‘grams from ski seasons past, eagerly refreshing our weather apps every morning and, when all else fails, staring up at the heavens and doing an awkward snow dance while singing “Let it Snow” at the top of our lungs. Winter might not officially start until December 21st and in the last thirty years, Denver has only experienced six white Christmases ( but we’re itching for snow and loudly grumbling about the warm and dry weather down on the plains.


The fire globe at Copper Mountain in Colorado, Summit County
Get warm and toasty at the fire globe in the heart of Center Village


While Summit County is still praying for snow, you’ll need to look no further than Copper Mountain to get yourself in a festive mood for the holidays. Stroll through the decorated streets of Copper Village, gaze at the snowy mountain before you and get some last-minute Christmas shopping done at one of the many retailers in the Village, or partake in one of Copper’s many options for food and beverage. Grab a friend and twirl under the lights of the ice rink, or try out the tubing hill. Get some early-season turns in that ugly Christmas sweater, because Copper has over 200 acres of terrain open already! Come spend the holidays at Copper Mountain and join us for our Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, including a kids’ glow pageant, a visit from Santa, a live DJ, fireworks, a candlelight Christmas Eve service and, best of all, a torchlight ski and board parade down Main Vein. On New Year’s Eve, join us for another round of our torchlight parade or join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the New Year’s Eve Dine & Ski. Enjoy dinner and music at Solitude Station before skiing or boarding under the moonlight back down to Copper Village. You’ll be down just in time to watch the fireworks go off!


West Lake ice skating at Copper Mountain, Colorado
A look across West Lake, Copper's outdoor skating rink


Whether you’re looking to make early season turns, find an event the whole family will enjoy, or just want to get a taste of some holiday cheer, Copper is the place to be this holiday season. Who knows, you might even get to catch a few magical snowflakes on your tongue! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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