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Outside Events Cycling Series



Copper Mountain Resort, Copper, CO

Summit County Safe Passages has an outreach booth at the Colorado summer classic Copper Triangle bike race on Saturday, August 6.

Help us spread the word about what we are doing to protect Colorado wildlife by working a shift at our outreach table. The loop race begins at 9am at Copper Mountain Resort and finishes at 4pm. Help us a little with a few hours of service or help us a lot by staying for the entire day! We are right in the heart of the Alpine Celebration so there will be food, games, music, and more to enjoy throughout the event.

Don’t delay! This event is just around the corner. Shifts range from 2 hours to 8 hours. Triple Bypass volunteers receive a shirt to wear during their service. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at
Outside Events Cycling Series

Join the SCSP Hype Team at the Finish Line

Copper Mountain Resort, Copper, CO
Summit County Safe Passages is thrilled to help cyclists from around the world explore this special slice of Colorado during this year’s world-renown Triple Bypass race event.
Help us support the race across its 110-mile route running from Evergreen to Vail as it helps to support us! The Triple Bypass is a charity event and SCSP will receive a donation based on the number of volunteer hours served.
We need 10-20 volunteers on Saturday, August 20 to help out at the finish line – we will be the cheerleaders, congratulators, traffic directors of the event!

Don’t delay! This event is just around the corner. Shifts range from 2 hours to 8 hours. Triple Bypass volunteers receive a shirt to wear during their service. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at

Recent Events

Copper Mountain Play it Forward

Copper Mountain Ski Resort’s Play It Forward Donation Day

Copper Mountain Resort, Copper, CO

Copper Mountain is relaunching its philanthropic lift ticket program, which donates $5 from lift tickets bought on select dates to community nonprofits. The program will occur on certain Wednesdays throughout this year’s ski season beginning with Jan. 6. All day passes purchased online for Wednesday, March 17th will have proceeds going to Summit County Safe Passages. 

This was one of our BIGGEST fundraising sources of 2020. Please help us make this fundraiser an even bigger success this year by purchasing a day pass online to ski/ride Copper on March 17th, 2021.

*NOW RESCHEDULED* Friday November 6 – Sunday November 8, 2020

Girls in STEM – Wildlife Crossings

Keystone Science School, Dillon, CO

Calling young ladies! Join Keystone Science School, Summit County Safe Passages and Colorado Department of Transportation to learn about all aspects of civil engineering through the prototyping of wildlife bridges to support wildlife travel across roadways. Throughout this program, participating girls will learn about wildlife habitat, migration patterns, and how human and wildlife needs are taken into consideration through the design of wildlife corridors.

Girls will also learn about careers within civil engineering and wildlife biology as they design their own prototypes for a wildlife corridor. This program will be supported by the Summit County Safe Passages and the Colorado Department of Transportation who is currently designing a wildlife corridor on the east side of Vail Pass. This corridor will serve as the scenario for the overall program and project. This program is open to any female student currently enrolled in 3rd-12th grade with a differentiated curriculum for each grade.

Wednesday February 5, 2020 12-1 pm

Winter Lunchtime lecture Series

The Chapel at Frisco Historic Park & Museum, Frisco, CO 

Come enjoy this lecture on how Summit Safe Passages is working to help reduce vehicle collisions with wildlife, improving the landscape of connectivity for wildlife along Summit County’s roadways.

Friday February 28, 2020

Copper Mountain’s Play Forever Fridays

Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper, CO 

Purchase a day pass at Copper Mountain and help support Summit County Safe Passages! Purchase a $99 lift ticket for February 28, 2020 online and in advance for Copper Mountain Resort and $5 will be donated to SCSP. See flier for list of all other local non-profits that Copper will be donating to on other Fridays throughout this season.

Friday December 6 – Sunday December 8, 2019

Startup Weekend

Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO

Join us for a weekend of innovation + action. We’ll kick off the weekend with a talk by Joel Gratz of Open Snow about launching and growing your business. Then, roll up our sleeves and get into Startup Weekend that culminates with a pitch event on Sunday with all of the teams and new business ideas.

Event starts at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 6.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:30-7pm

Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas

Breckenridge Welcome Center, Breckenridge, CO

Stop by our booth near the Welcome Center entrance during the Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas. Enjoy some hot cider with us after the races! We’ll be sharing information about how to stay safe around moose as well as our initiatives to keep people and wildlife safe on the roads.

Friday November 15, 2019 7-8 pm

Cascade Crossroads Film Series

Wilderness Sports, Dillon, CO

Join us for a public screening of Cascade Crossroads. This documentary chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving a vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains. After the film, Summit County Safe Passages will update you on local initiatives to restore wildlife connectivity and make our roads safer for people and animals in our community.

We will have door prize tickets for sale with amazing giveaways from Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain, fishpond, National Forest Foundation, John Fielder, Weston Backcountry and more! Enjoy popcorn and beer from Angry James Brewing! All proceeds will go to Summit County Safe Passages.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and film starts at 7:00.



September 18 & 19, 2019 9 am-12 pm

Vail Pass Wildlife Byway Monitoring Field Days

Copper Mountain, CO

Have you ever wondered why wildlife cross the road and what you can do to help them do it safely? Join Summit County Safe Passages’ partners to learn more about efforts to reconnect important wildlife habitat in the Vail Pass Wildlife Byway between Copper Mountain and the top of Vail Pass.


July 3, 2019 12-1 pm

Lunchtime lecture Series

The Chapel at Frisco Historic Park & Museum, Frisco, CO

The summer lecture series is presented on Wednesdays at 12:00pm in June, July & August at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum.