Copper Mountain adds larger 22 foot halfpipe, offers Woodward halfpipe camps for 2010-11

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Woodward at Copper’s Elkguin is stoked about a new 22 foot superpipe at Copper this season - Courtesy: Woodward at Copper

Copper Mountain will add a new 22 foot pipe-cutting ‘Zaug’ for the 2010-11 season, allowing Copper to boast an Olympic-sized superpipe year round for all the pipe slayers out there. The new behemoth of a pipe will not only attract top ski and snowboard competitors  for marquee events such as the 2011 USSA Grand Prix, but it will also allow athletes to achieve an even higher level of riding, amplitude, and safety, given the larger dimensions. Best of all, since Copper’s pipe is typically the first to open in the country, skiers and boarders won’t have to wait long to take advantage of the upgrades.

For those first-time pipe riders or those trying to take their skills to another level, Woodward at Copper, located at Copper Mountain, will be hosting all-new 5-day winter halfpipe camps during the holidays. Woodward at Copper will host the first one from Dec. 19 – 23, focusing on progressing individual skills in the superpipe. The Pipe Camp will offer ample Barn training time, as well as daily on-snow shred sessions, and will take place in the upgraded 22 foot superpipe, where athletes will be able to ride like the pros and reach their maximum amplitude. The Halfpipe Camps provide a safe and fun learning environment for all levels of pipe riders/skiers through established progressive training techniques.

With the new pipe upgrades, Copper joins the list of ski resorts who have made the to move towards adopting the new halfpipe standard for everyone from regular Joe’s to the pros.

To get signed up for a Woodward at Copper session, call a Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 888-350-1544, The Barn at 970-968-3400, or visit