Copper Mountain opens first superpipe North America

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 25, 2010 10:09 am

Thank you for turkey, stuffing and of course cranberry sauce. Also, thank you for the 4 ½ feet of snow this month and most of all, thank you for the new 22 ft superpipe – home to the 2011 Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix and USASA Nationals. Copper is proud to announce the first superpipe to open in N. America, for the past 6 consecutive seasons.

Conditions on the mountain are as good as they have ever been for this time of November, and the lucky guests who have skied or snowboarded at Copper recently have been experiencing some of the best early season conditions in recent memory. As of Thanksgiving weekend, Copper has received almost 4½ feet of snow this month, with 10 lifts open (and more to come), providing more than 750 acres on 70+ trails (and more to come), with a 40 inch upper-mountain base. During the Thanksgiving weekend Copper plans to open up even more terrain, including: Timberline Express and the Super Bee lifts with Collage, Encore and Oh No, Ore deal, Overlode, Rosi’s Run and Treble Cliff trails, as well as the Alpine Lift with Formidable, Triple Treat, Too Much and Far East trails. **Terrain and lift openings subject to change.

Make sure to enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving activities at Copper:

9th annual Leftover Yam Rail Jam, presented by Woodward at Copper, Nov. 26

Happy Thanksjibbing…compete for a chance to win great prizes from Woodward at Copper! Event will take place in the Eagle Jib Park with an open-jam format. Helmets are required. Don’t miss the first rail jam of the season put on just for you by your friends at Woodward at Copper!

Gobbler Chase Snow Shoe Race, Nov. 27

Grab your snowshoes and walk, trot or run to Copper’s 7th Annual Gobbler Chase. There will be Thanksgiving treats and prizes after the race, a canned food drive, and all proceeds benefit the Copper Environmental Foundation.

En Fuego – Tree Lighting with Shreddin’ Santa, Nov. 27
Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend Copper-style when the Village heats up at night with En Fuego. See Santa drop into the superpipe to light the holiday tree, with a torchlight parade, street entertainers, bonfires, fire performers and fireworks.