COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. -- November 18, 2016 -- With 6 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, winter has officially arrived at Copper Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders celebrated the start of the 2016/17 season today with the American Eagle chairlift opening to the public at 9 a.m. Open terrain includes Rhapsody and Main Vein via the American Eagle lift, as well as Ptarmigan via the Excelerator lift.
In conjunction with Opening Day, Copper is welcoming its passholders and guests back in style with Welcome Home Weekend, Nov. 18 – 20. This event includes three days of free live music, food, drinks and games for all ages in Après Alley. Après Alley is a new area located in Copper's Center Village that is set to include giant shuffleboard, ping-pong tables and various other games all season long.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and other members of the U.S. Ski Team will set the pace for NASTAR courses around the nation at Copper's NASTAR Pacesetting event. Check out the action on hill then get up close and personal with the U.S. Ski Team at a meet-and-greet session at JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern beginning at 4 p.m. A full schedule is available at CopperColorado.com.
About Copper Mountain:
Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back, inclusive feeling for all. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper's naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and all those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts a jam-packed event calendar year-round and is home to Woodward Copper - an action sports training facility with progression-focused programming.