Industry Press Release

COLORADO SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER GAMES RETURN TO COPPER

04/24/2009

Copper Mountain, CO (March 25, 2009) — Copper Mountain is proud to host the Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games for the 21st year in a row. More than 300 athletes will compete March 29 and 30 in alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and figure skating. Copper is proud to be the official winter training site for all Colorado-based Special Olympics athletes and official host resort for the Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games through 2010.

Opening Ceremony celebrations will feature the lighting of the Flame of Hope and a torchlight parade followed by fireworks. Special Olympics athletes will be able to visit “Olympic Town” filled with activities for athletes on March 29 from 11 am. – 5 pm in the Copper Conference Center.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – Schedule subject to change

Sunday, March 29

10 am – 3 pm   Alpine/Snowboarding Competition   Event Specific Venues
10 am – 3 pm   Cross-Country/Snowshoe Competition   Base of Alpine Lift
7:15 – 8 pm   Opening Ceremonies   Burning Stones Plaza
8 – 10 pm   Victory Celebration   Copper Conference Center

Monday, March 30

9 am – 2 pm   Alpine/Snowboarding Competition   Event Specific Venues
9:30 am – 3 pm   Cross-Country/Snowshoe Competition   Competition Base of Alpine Lift
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