Copper Mountain Supports Community Non-Profits Through Matched Giving and Lift Ticket Donations

  • A new Play Forever Fridays program offers select non-profit partners $5 of every $99 online lift ticket sold on select dates starting in January 2020
  • The resort has partnered with the Lake County Community Fund in offering a four-year, $200,000 match grant to benefit Lake County non-profit organizations and residents
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In the season of giving, Copper Mountain is proud to support nearly a dozen community-based nonprofit organizations through new partnerships with Lake County Community Fund and the launch of Play Forever Fridays, which kicks off Jan. 10, 2020.

 The two new initiatives are part of a broader corporate social responsibility platform, known as Play Forever, which was established by POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. as a commitment to protecting the environment and enabling participation in adventure.

“Our family-owned company believes there is a direct correlation between Copper’s success and the vitality of the communities where we live, work and play,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain. “We’re fortunate to be in the business of outdoor adventure right here in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region and most importantly, we’re excited to continue supporting the organizations that do so much for our community.”

The new Play Forever Fridays program is a community-driven fundraising effort where Copper will donate $5 of every $99 lift ticket purchased online, in-advance to various non-profit partners on select Fridays throughout the 2019-20 winter season. Organizations participating in the inaugural year of the program include the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, High Country Conservation Center, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, High Fives Foundation, Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Safe Passages Summit County, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment, Adaptive Action Sports and the Blue River Watershed Group.

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In October 2019, Copper and Lake County Community Fund announced a four-year, $400,000 endowment campaign, where the resort will match up to $200,000 to secure a strong, sustainable future for residents of the greater Lake County communities. As part of the challenge gift, $100,000 will be allocated support youth-oriented nonprofit organizations dedicated to outdoor adventure education and lifelong alpine sports development, as well as environmental causes, through the Community Fund’s grantmaking program.

Lake County is an integral part of our regional Colorado community; without a thriving and participatory Lake County, Summit and Eagle County economies cannot continue to grow and develop as they do now. More than 67 percent of the Lake County workforce (3,092 people) are employed in Summit and Eagle Counties. Specific to Copper Mountain, more than 200 of the resort’s 1,500 employees are residents of Lake County.

For a complete listing of Play Forever Fridays dates and more information on Copper’s giving programs, please visit CopperColorado.com.