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Copper’s Golden Give-Back Program Returns

Play Forever Lift Ticket Giving Program Raises Funds for Community Organizations

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – Copper Mountain is celebrating the season of giving with the return of the Play Forever Thursdays program.

Play Forever Thursdays, a community-based fundraising effort, directs $5 from every $99 discounted Copper Mountain lift ticket purchased online and in-advance to 21 community non-profit partners on select Thursdays throughout the 2023–24 winter season. The program will begin on December 21 and resume on Thursdays between January 11–April 11, 2024. Play Forever Thursdays partner organizations will have an on-site presence at Copper on their select Thursday to speak with guests about their program’s objectives, volunteer opportunities, and more. New this winter, Copper will host an enabling participation day, an adaptive day, and an International Women’s Day celebration with partner organizations on select dates.

Play Forever is part of POWDR and Copper Mountain’s corporate responsibility commitment to protect the environment and support the community. Since 2020, Copper has donated over $500,000 and partnered with 30 non-profits, including seven new organizations this season, through the Play Forever Thursdays program. Last year’s Play Forever Thursdays program was the resort’s most successful lift ticket giving program since the program’s original launch, with over $150,000 going to partners.

Proceeds from Play Forever lift ticket sales will benefit organizations whose focus is to provide local relief, promote on-mountain inclusivity, and support environmental causes.

  • Local Relief: provide localized aid to the Summit, Lake or Eagle County communities in times of need.
  • Enabling Participation: create a welcoming place for all—including youth, diverse populations and adaptive athletes—to participate in the outdoor adventure lifestyle.
  • Environment: support organizations that are focused on protecting the environment through sustainability, education, and action.

The organizations participating in this season’s Play Forever Thursdays program include Summit County Safe Passages, Summit Advocates, Energy Smart Colorado, Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Summit County Family Resource Center dba the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, CAFE Food Rescue, Summit County Rescue Group, Building Hope, Summit Community Care Clinic, Leave No Trace, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, SheJumps, Mountain Dreamers, Spirit of the Sun, Neighborhood Uplift, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, High Fives Foundation, High Country Conservation Center, Blue River Watershed Group, Mountain Sprouts Academy, and Friends of the Lower Blue River.

Learn more about Copper Mountain’s 2023–24 Play Forever Thursdays program, including scheduled dates and information about partner organizations, at CopperColorado.com. Local organizations can also request in-kind or financial support throughout the year from Copper Mountain through Play Forever at CopperColorado.com.




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