Copper Mountain, CO Conditions Report: Bluebird Magic

Alex Hamilton | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Kyle knifing the windbuff
Kyle knifing the windbuff in Copper Bowl. photo: snowbrains

After this month’s major storm cycle, we’ve all needed a little vitamin D. Copper Mountain provided yesterday.

It was picturesque bluebird, with no wind nor a cloud in the sky. Temps hovered around 30ºF all day.

Did you remember your sunscreen? photo: snowbrains
Did you remember your sunscreen? photo: snowbrains

The warm weather hasn’t transformed the snow yet, so it was still soft all over the mountain. Chalky, recycled powder and windbuff covered most of the terrain, and the groomers were rippable.

Would ya just look at that? photo: Copper Mountain
Colorado, baby. photo: Copper Mountain

The skiing off Western Union Ridge was superb: smoothed out, buttery and edgeable. And you can’t beat the view if you’re willing to hike for it.

Patrol was working to get the cat-accessed skiing in Copper Bowl open. Looks tasty over there!

Patrol has some perks. Maybe this weekend the masses will get their turn... photo: snowbrains
Patrol has some perks. Maybe this weekend the masses will get their turn… photo: snowbrains

The mountain felt all but empty.

Like, really empty. photo: snowbrains
Like, really empty. photo: snowbrains

Everything is filling in nicely. There were snow snakes here and there in softer stuff, but some settling from this high-pressure cycle is sure to help.

There were even some pockets of fresh in the Enchanted Forest, Spaulding Bowl and off of Union Peak.

You just gotta look! Ted finds his in the Enchanted Forest. photo: Snowbrains
You just gotta look! Ted finds his in the Enchanted Forest. photo: Snowbrains

Enjoy the sun while you can—more snow on the way through the weekend.

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