Havinga long history in organizing halfpipe and slopestyle events on Continental Cup level (Nor-Am Cup), US Snowboarding together with the local organizers as well as the FIS stuff decided to step up things last year.
The event, formerly known as US Grand Prix, became a World Cup level contest for the first time ever in Dec 2012.
According to this, the resort became the tenth US venue in the history of the FIS Snowboard World Cup to host an event of the world wide competition series.
In the 2014 season, Copper Mtn is back on track hosting a halfpipe and slopestyle compettion again.
Located only 75 miles from Denver, Colorado, Copper Mountain offers 126 trails, 22 lifts, 2,465 acres of rideable terrain, 12,313 peak height…
Just some facts to impress and stats that you can find there.
The resort is open from November till April with the snowiest month being typically March with an average of 53 inch.
By the way, the annual snowfall isn't that bad neither: 282 inches/710 cm >>> WORD!
It was September 10 when Copper Mountain witnessed the first snow of the 2014-15 winter season.
Freestyle snowboarders from Europe impressively underlined their slopestyle strength in this yea'rs last contest before the turn of the year.
The halfpipe team of U.S. Snowboarding has ruled this season's third halfpipe contest of the 2014 FIS Snowboard World Cup tour with podium sweeps in both, the ladies' and men's competition.
The World Cup leader from the USA underlined with an impressive run that she is the one to beat at the season's second FIS Snowboard World Cup slopestyle.
US ripper Sage Kotsenburg leads a field of 16 men into this season's second slopestyle finals while Shaun White has already achieved his main goal for the contest.
After the halfpipe riders provided a banger show in yesterday's qualifiers, the focus is on the slopestyle today.