This morning, snowriders across Ski Country are celebrating Opening Day yet again as Copper Mountain opens for the 2013-14 season. The American Eagle, Excelerator, and Easy Rider chairlifts will be up and running, accessing the Main Vein, Rhapsody and Ptarmigan trails and the Woodward Eagle Terrain Park.
Sherpa, Copper’s new on-mountain intellgence app, is expected to be avaliable for use and free download starting opening weekend. Don’t miss hands-free, real-time insider information, avaliable to iPhone users for the first time at Copper; Android downloads will be available by mid-December. For the most up-to-date information on Sherpa including a demo video, visit www.coppercolorado.com/sherpa.
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 Mountan trivia; prizes include complimentary Copper lift tickets, village gift cards, GoPro cameras and more. For more information visit www.CopperColorado.com
The newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn will be open daily starting Friday, Nov. 1, from 1:30 to 8:00 p.m. The GoPro Didgital Media Lab will also be back in action in Burning Stones Plaza during the weekends starting on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. GoPro Hero 3 daily rentals are avaliable to capture the day on the hill for only $29. Save the date for Woodward Remix, Nov. 30, including free sessions, skate and BMX demos and free kids skate jams. More information at WoodwardatCopper.com.
The only full-length downhill training faclility in the world avaliable early season,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 Mountian. 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 – a free all American pep-rally open to the public to kick off the ski and snowboard season. The full day event allows fans to catch the U.S. Ski Team training, participate in a fan-led parade and official naming ceremony, followed by an athlete autograph session and headlining band The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s The Voice, in Burning Stones Plaza, located in Center Village.