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 favourite tucked in amongst its glitzier neighbours.
It's Copper's impressive freestyle playground that has lured the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour to its slopes for the first time back in the 2012-13 season.
And with quite a few World Cup events staged already, Copper is back on track again in the 2017-18 season hosting not only a halfpipe World Cup event but also this season's fifth big air contest underlining that this unique competition format is well placed in cities as well as right on the mountain.
|2013||Jamie Anderson (USA)||Charles Guldemond (USA)||SS|
|2013||Torah Bright (AUS)||Nathan Johnstone (AUS)||HP|
|2013||Kelly Clark (USA)||Taylor Gold (USA)||HP|
|2013||Sarka Pancochova (CZE)||Staale Sandbech (NOR)||SS|
|2014||Kelly Clark (USA)||Taylor Gold (USA)||HP|
|2016||Chloe Kim (USA)||Patrick Burgener (SUI)||HP|
|2016||Jamie Anderson (USA)||Max Parrot (CAN)||BA|
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.
Blessed with a cross course, four terrain parks and two halfpipes, Copper is more than equipped to play host to the best snowboard talent on the planet includind Copper's 22' Superpipe and Woodward Central park, both being among the earliest opening facilities in North America.
Reira Iwabuchi (JPN) and Mons Roisland (NOR) have claimed victory in this season's fourth Big Air Snowboard World Cup which was staged as part of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO., today.
Chloe Kim (USA) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) have claimed victory in the 2017-18 season's second Halfpipe World Cup which was staged today in Copper Mountain, CO. as part of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix.
We sat together with reigning Halfpipe World Champion Scotty James during the Toyota GP Snowboard World Cup in Copper Mountain to talk about his Olympic journey and expectations.
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.
Following a strong performance in yesterday's halfpipe qualifiers where Japanese riders were able to keep up with Team USA, athletes from the Land of the Rising Sun stepped up their game in today's qualifiers for the season's penultimate Big Air World Cup, the sole on-snow event of its kind and also the last prior to the discipline's Olympic debut next February.
The hosting nation has delivered an impressive proof of its strength when it comes to halfpipe riding dominating the qualifiers for the 2017-18 season's second World Cup stop which currently takes place as part of the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO. more than three months after the season's opener in Cardrona, New Zealand.