A lot of resorts end their seasons with a bang - Copper Mountain starts theirs with one too. Today, the resort will kick off the 2009-10 season with its fifth annual opening weekend Lift Off festival, which runs from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.
During the day, visit the Burning Stones Plaza demo center to scope new gear from your favorite brands. Or try your luck at the American Eagle lift: hop on the special Lift Off Prize Chair and you'll win prizes from Copper and the Village Merchants.
Friday evening's main event is the Copper Mountain premier of TGR’s new film, Re:Session, followed by the resort's first après party of the season. Saturday highlights will include a screening of Matchstick Productions' In Deep at the Woodward Barn and the Lift Off Concert at the Copper Conference Center at 8:30, featuring The Heyday, DJ Mike Relm and The Rapture.
Still wide-awake? Head to Lift Off Late Night on Friday and Saturday for dancing and drink specials. Not a night owl? Copper has something for you too: book two nights of lodging at the resort and they'll knock 50 percent off your second night.
Oh yeah - Try and get some skiing in there too.