Copper Mountain delays Opening Day to November 7

Copper Mountain delays Opening Day to November 7

Copper Mountain has announced that it will officially open for shred on November 7, 2014. The resort had initially claimed to open on October 31, 2014, but due to abnormally warm temperatures throughout Summit County, CO, the ski area is holding off on the Halloween extravaganza. The resort remains confident that its snowmaking team will be able to create an extensive amount of snow-cover to get the lifts turning and skiers ripping from top to bottom on Friday November 7. For more information, see the press release below.

Press Release provided by Copper Mountain:

Copper Mountain, Colorado — Copper Mountain strives to provide the highest quality experience for guests all year long. With this in mind, Copper has made the difficult decision to delay Opening Day for the 2014/15 winter season from Friday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 7.

Unusually warm temperatures have limited snow making production causing the inability to create a top-to-bottom skiing and riding experience for our planned opening day. With the forecast looking favorable, Copper Mountain’s Resort Leadership is confident the snow making team can create a quality surface for opening on Friday, Nov. 7. Top-to-bottom skiing will be open on Ptarmigan via Excelerator lift as well as on Rhapsody and Main Vein via American Eagle lift. Easy Rider will also be open for beginner terrain

“Mother Nature is starting to release her hold on winter and we will have a great start to the 2014/15 season,” said Gary Rodgers, President and General Manager of Copper Mountain. “Delaying Opening Day was a hard decision to make, but the quality of our snow surface and the experiences of our guests are most important.”

Guests can follow Copper Mountain on Facebook, Twitter and at CopperColorado.com for updates on mountain conditions, opening day information and more. Guests are encouraged to call 866-841-2481 with additional questions concerning lift tickets or lodging.

Copper will once again introduce the full roster of Olympic medalists and World Champion alpine skiers while hosting the First Tracks Alpine Team Naming presented by Nature Valley on Saturday, Nov. 8. Athletes expected to attend include Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn. This full day pep-rally allows fans a chance to watch the U.S. Alpine Ski Team train, participate in a fan-led parade, cheer on and send off their favorite athletes on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup ski season.

Lock in your snow days for the 2014/15 winter season with the Copper Season Pass and Copper 4-Pack, on sale now. Visit CopperColorado.com for more information.
Visit CopperColorado.com for lodging steals, event details and more. Stay in the loop all year long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter and Instagram.

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