One of the more down-to-earth resorts in the incredible Rocky Mountain corridor that features towns with names like Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Frisco, Copper Mountain is a Colorado local's favorite tucked in amongst its glitzier neighbors.
Located only 75 miles from Denver, Copper boasts a summit elevation of 3767m, a vertical drop of nearly 800m, and 22 lifts servicing 985 hectares of powder, pistes, terrain parks, and halfpipes.
It's Copper's impressive freestyle playground that has lured the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour back to its slopes for the 2017/18 season. Blessed with a cross course, four terrain parks, and two halfpipes, Copper is more than equipped to play host to the best freeskiing talent on the planet.
Copper's 22' Superpipe is typically among the earliest opening facilities in North America, and that pipe will be put through its paces in early December when World Cup halfpipe action kicks off the new winter on Copper's slopes.
The second competition of the 2017/18 FIS Ski halfpipe World Cup season went down at Copper Mountain resort on Friday, with France’s Marie Martinod and the USA’s own David Wise walking away with big victories under perfect, sunny Colorado skies in a mint Copper pipe.
After more than a three-month brake following the first event of the season in Cardrona (NZL) back in August, the halfpipe World Cup season has kicked off for good in Northern Hemisphere with the qualifications staged here at Copper Mountain (USA) on Wednesday.
The 2017/18 FIS Ski halfpipe World Cup gets back to business with the first competition of the North American winter this week in Copper Mountain, USA, where the full line-up of the always-strong US squad will face the best of the rest of the world in a crucial showdown for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games qualification points. Qualifications at Copper go down on Wednesday, 6 December, with finals slated for Friday, 8 December.
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