SEATTLE—July 9, 2018 -- Explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains and try something new this summer with experiences and classes through REI’s Adventure Station now available at Copper Mountain. From guided stargazing complete with beer and wine to summiting a 13er to sharpening backcountry survival skills, a menu of programs offer unique Colorado experiences throughout the summer months. Highlights for brand-new summer experiences include:
Ales and Astronomy: Explore the stars from the top of Copper Mountain during a casual evening with REI. Guides will whisk participants to the private venue where they’ll be treated with beer and wine while discussing the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere. All participants must be 21 or older. ($99 REI members/$109 non-members)
Colorado Summit Hikes – Jacque Peak: REI guides will lead participants through the fundamentals of high-alpine travel to the summit of Jacque Peak at Copper Mountain. Hikers will enjoy the serenity of summiting a 13er and leave with new skills and new friends. ($99 REI members/$119 non-members)
Backcountry Self Reliance – Surviving the Alpine: Participants join REI guides for hands-on exploration of the Ten Essentials. During this course, participants will develop the framework and skills to effectively implement the tools to manage an alpine backcountry survival situation. This course will help new and experienced outdoor travelers build a stronger comfort for those unplanned misadventures. ($89 REI members/$109 non-members)
Other classes include Summer Mountain Mixology, Adventure Race Navigation Techniques, and Lunch at the Summit: Copper Peak. From Aug. 18-19, camp under the stars at 10,000 feet in the backcountry of Copper Mountain during the Women’s Yoga Campout.
Learn more and view the full REI Summer Adventure Experience calendar at https://www.rei.com/copper-mountain. The REI Adventure Station is open weekly, Thursday through Monday, and is located inside Camp Hale at Copper Mountain. REI launched the Adventure Station at Copper Mountain in November 2017 with winter programming.
About the REI Co-op:
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 16 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 152 stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. You can take the trip of a lifetime with REI Adventures, a global leader in active adventure travel that runs more than 170 custom-designed itineraries worldwide. The REI Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors who teach beginner- to advanced-level courses about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.
About Copper Mountain:
Located 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe that represents the best of Colorado. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts curated events year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – an action sports and lifestyle camp, community and cultural icon. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR portfolio of adventure lifestyle companies.
Copper is currently undergoing capital improvements that are designed to hold true to its philosophy of being local at the core with refreshing Raised on Colorado experiences. Projects include the new Rocky Mountain Coaster, three new high speed chairlifts, new dining options, a new and improved retail location and an upgrade to RFID ticketing. To learn more about these projects, click here.