Along with plenty of man-made snow, it looks like Mother Nature will lend a helping hand for opening day at Copper Mountain. The latest National Weather Service forecast includes a winter storm warning for the western Colorado mountains, with anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow possible by Friday before skies clear for the weekend.
The snow will come in spurts starting Tuesday night and Wednesday, with a band of potentially heavy snow moving across the whole state. Thursday into Friday, a cool northwest flow sets up an ideal weather scenario for snow at Copper Mountain and across Summit County.
Don't look for a massive dump, but make sure to wax your boards because the slopes should be covered with freshies when the American Eagle chairlift starts to roll at 8:30 Friday morning.
Copper opening day highlights:
• Unveiling of Sherpa, Copper’s new on-mountain audio intelligence app
• Woodward at Copper terrain park features open in Woodward’s Eagle Terrain Park
• Copper Mountain Loot Lift gives guests a chance to win big over opening weekend
• U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain opens for Olympic training
Throughout opening weekend guests can get lucky on Copper Mountain’s Loot Lift, a contest based on the NYC hit Cash Cab. Guests riding the Loot Lift (aka the American Eagle chairlift) are randomly selected and quizzed on their ride to the top of the mountain, earning prizes as they go. Be sure to freshen up on Copper Mountain trivia; prizes include complimentary Copper lift tickets, village gift cards, GoPro cameras and more. For more information visit www.CopperColorado.com.
The world's only full-length early season downhill training facility, The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, opens for training on Copper’s opening day. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team will begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow at Copper Mountain.
The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin will be introduced Friday, Nov. 8, during the Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine Team Naming
Season pass product prices are guaranteed until Nov. 4, the time is now to lock in your snow days for this winter. Visit www.CopperColorado.com to renew online. on Twitter.