Fresh off their FIS World Cup opener in Soelden, the U.S. Ski Team, minus Ligety will be reconvening in Colorado to prep for the opening of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain on Halloween, this Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Ligety, coming off of an historic win in the giant slalom, will remain in Europe to train, while his counterparts connect back in Colorado for the opening of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Copper Mountain operations worked round-the-clock since snowmaking began on October 2 to ensure that the venue will be ready for training as early as possible. The world-class training facility was strategically shaped to mirror all aspects of World Cup races venues across the globe. Not only is it home to the U.S. Ski Team, but U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) club programs have the ability to utilize the venue until it reopens for public skiing in mid December. The North American World Cup swing opens Thanksgiving weekend with men’s speed races in Lake Louise and the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational women’s technical races in Aspen, Colorado. The following weekend sends the women to Lake Louise, while the men tackle the storied Audi Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Copper Mountain officially opens Friday, November 2nd! Get pumped!