It's not an exaggeration to say that some of the world's best skiers are gathered at Copper Mountain right now, training hard for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, just a few short months away.
This includes U.S. Ski Team racers like Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, who is just four World Cup wins away from passing Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Pröll as the winningest female ski racer of all time. Vonn has been on the top of the podium 59 times in her career. She's won four overall World Cup titles and she's looking to crown her career with more Olympic Gold.
Michaela Shiffrin will also contend for precious metal at Sochi after becoming the first American woman to win the slalom World Cup since Tamara McKinney back in the early 1980s. Shiffrin won four races last season, bringing some serious momentum into this Olympic winter.
And Ted Ligety is already on fire, having won the season-opening GS race in Sölden , Austria last month. Ligety is perhaps the best GS racer since Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark, and won six races last season, many by huge margins.
The public will have a chance to meet the U.S. squad in person Friday, Nov. 8 at the official U.S. Ski Team naming ceremony, starting with a 9. a.m. session at the Burning Stones Plaza.
Guests are invited to check out training from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the base of the Super Bee chairlift. JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, located inside Copper Station, will be open to the public for lunch.
Kids and parents are invited to the Copper Conference Center from 2 – 3:30 p.m. to decorate posters to help cheer on their favorite U.S. Ski Team athletes. A parade will lead athletes and fans into Burning Stones Plaza where the “Believe in U.S.” Pep Rally will begin at 4 p.m.
The official 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team will be announced in an official naming ceremony, determining the athletes set to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” will take the stage at 4:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza, Center Village.
Get up on the hill with discounted lift tickets, available all weekend long. Show another mountain resort season pass at the ticket window and receive a one day lift ticket for just $39. For more information including a schedule of events, please visit www.CopperColorado.com.