Copper Mountain First to Fire Up Snow Guns for New Season
Favorable weather conditions in the Colorado Rockies have enabled Copper Mountain to fire up their snowmaking guns for the new snow sport season. Eighty-seven HKD snowmaking guns are to be used at the US Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, which boasts the only early-season full-length alpine racing venue in the world, according to the popular ski resort which is scheduled to open to the public in late October. Skiers and snowboarders are being given the opportunity to win VIP access to Copper Mountain’s US Ski Team Speed Center, with the bonus of being able to hit the slopes with the US Ski Team before the official opening of the resort.
The US Ski Team Speed Center is being used for training for the second season now. In addition to the snowmakers, the center features two miles of World Cup Supply A-net with steel structures, as well as five miles of B-net and fencing set on 4.500 netting poles to replicate World Cup race hills worldwide. Celebrity skiers who will be using the facilities include Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and two-time World Cup Champion (2005 and 2008) Bode Miller; four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn; Olympic gold medalist and three-time giant slalom World Cup champion (2008, 2010 and 2011) Ted Ligety; and Olympic gold and silver medalist Julia Mancuso.
Located a mere 75 miles from Colorado’s Denver International Airport, Copper Mountain is widely considered to be the state’s best snow sport destination. It caters for skiers and riders of all abilities, and offers a wide range of special deals to encourage entire families to discover the joy of snow skiing and snowboarding. The western side of Copper Mountain is perfect for beginners, with intermediate slops in the center, and challenging terrain for experienced skiers on the eastern side. Copper and Union Peaks off advanced double-black diamond slopes with Union Bowl, Spaulding Bowl, Copper Bowl and Resolution Bowl being for experts only.
Woodward at Copper is a top-of-the-range 19,400 square foot indoor training facility, offering year-round training for skiers and riders in a safe and fun environment. The Tubing Hill, located in the East Village, will be opening November 30, and adventure lovers are invited to enjoy a different way of sliding down the mountain – just for the sheer fun of the experience. Spectacular skiing and boarding, restaurants, a spa, athletic club and a vibrant après scene, make Copper Mountain the destination of choice for many.