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 in a 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 to its slopes for the 2013-14 season. Blessed with a cross course, four terrain parks, and two halfpipes, Copper is more than equipped to play host to the best newschool skiing talent on the planet. Copper's 22' Superpipe and Woodward Central park are both among the earliest opening facilities in North America, and both will be put through their paces in late December when World Cup slopestyle and halfpipe action kick off the new winter on Copper's slopes.
Ayana Onozuka (JPN, 87.70) and Gus Kenworthy (USA, 90.00) have claimed best scores in the halfpipe qualifiers for this season's second halfpipe World Cup of the Fis Freestyle Skiing tour.
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