Copper Mountain, CO Conditions Report: Cold, Blower, Only Getting Better

Alex Hamilton | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Copper Mt, CO today. image:  copper mountain
Copper Mt, CO today. image: copper mountain

Copper reported 7″ of fresh this morning, and 9″ by the end of the day. In places it skied like a lot more than that.

It dumped early, easing up in the afternoon, and light was flat. Temps started around 10ºF and fell towards a bitter 1ºF.

Dumping on the first run
Quiet, cold, low light…and lots of snow. photo: snowbrains

The cold storm meant blower conditions.

Resolution skied great early and was bumped out quickly.

Mountain Chief and Copper Bowl were the real gems today. Cornice drops and face shots abounded near Bradley’s.

What's in these depths?
An (almost) blank canvas. Careful, there are sharks in these waters. photo: snowbrains

Golden Crest was untouched all day. Still low tide, but worthwhile if you weren’t on brand new skis (and they can’t be new forever, can they?).

Ski patrol low-key opened some of Spaulding Bowl later in the day, making for stellar afternoon skiing. Patrol Chute was stacked.

Snowy faces await...
Bombs away into Patrol Chute. photo: snowbrains

Dropping temps made for some close calls with frostbite. Check your nose and toes!

Check your nose, and your facial hair!
Thick ‘stache ice—but frostbite free.

Friday will be chilly and bluebird, with lots of fresh snow to be had.

After some warming this weekend, more snow on the way early next week—it’s only getting better out there.

SNOW NUMBERS:

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image: copper mountain, today

FORECAST:

image: Copper Mountain/Opensnow, today
image: copper mountain/opensnow, today

 

image: WeatherUnderground, today
image: weatherunderground, today

 


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