“We offer free weekly programming, events and activities all summer
long to help connect our guests with their national forests and inspire
the essence of being ‘raised on a Colorado summer,’” Monson added.
In addition to go-karts, minigolf, disc golf and Hydrobike and bumper-boat rentals on West Lake, Copper Mountain offers Kids’ Night Out and
Kids Eat Free programs. The resort also hosts free community activities
such as nature talks and the “Pedal for Pints” bike rides, where participants receive a free pint of beer (for adults) or a nonalcoholic beverage.
Copper Mountain also boasts unique outdoor adventures, including
Woodward Copper’s Big Island Terrain Park — a full-blown terrain park
for boarders and skiers of all ages that remains open throughout the
summer. And below the park, at the base of Copper Mountain, is the
newest addition to the resort: the Wreck Tangle, a nine-element outdoor
ninja course. (Note: participants must be at least 5 years old, at least 36
Known as “Ski Town USA” as well as “Bike Town USA,” Steamboat Springs
is located 156 miles northwest of Denver. Settlers in the 19th century were
lured by the area’s plentiful hot springs and fertile ranchland. Today, it
also draws visitors for its historic appeal and easygoing vibe.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association encourages
visitors to explore the town using its Steamboat Summer Boat List. This
checklist outlines 30 can’t-miss experiences available during the warmer
months — from snapping a photo at the famed Fish Creek Falls to tubing
down the Yampa River.
“With so much to do in Steamboat in the summer months, we wanted
to create a bucket list for our visitors that features 30 of the top experi-
ences to help them plan their perfect getaway,” said Maren McCutchan,
public relations manager for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort
Association. “The list ranges from laid-back suggestions to activities that
will provide an adrenaline rush — there’s something for everyone.”
This year, the ski resort will offer another reason to visit: the Outlaw
Mountain Coaster, which will descend more than 400 vertical feet and
have a riding length of more than 6,000 linear feet, making it the longest
mountain roller coaster in North America. The new feature, set to debut
in August, is expected to operate year-round.
“Adding new attractions to the base area and on the mountain are ways
to keep Steamboat at the forefront of year-round vacation destinations,”
said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer of Steamboat Ski
& Resort Corp. “Our guests have been looking forward to the summer in
Steamboat, and now we are excited to offer even more activities to quench
their thirst for summer adventure on the mountain.”
Steamboat Springs will soon
debut the longest mountain
coaster in North America.
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in Copper Mountain’s Center
Village buzzes with activity.