Copper Mountain, CO Conditions Report: Spring in the Sky, Cold on the Snow

Alex Hamilton | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Into the cut (and out of the wind) off Union. photo: snowbrains

Yesterday Copper saw spring sun with a cold midwinter snowpack.

Last weekend we finally got some snow after a long, warm stretch. The mountain got a much-needed refresher.

The majestic red two-seater. photo: snowbrains

Temps quickly warmed up and the sun came out to play. We were expecting more spring conditions, but serious winds kept the snow cold!

Fierce winds made for brisk weather up high, despite highs in the forties. photo: snowbrains

North and east aspects—especially off Union Peak and Spaulding—were soft, fast and consistent. The soft chop and wind-recycled pow were perfect for knifing GS turns.

Tucker Mountain was closed, but looked FAT. Patrol was up there all day getting things open. Give your local patroller a high-five, they’re working hard!

Patroller Joe Hillenbrand gets the goods on Tucker Mountain. photo: Austin Lindig/Copper Mountain

Mountain Chief and Resolution had some residual ice from the great thaw, but in spots (like Bradley’s) the wind smoothed things out and made for awesome skiing. Later in the day, the groomers under American Flyer provided perfect hero turns. 

Colder weather is moving back in—snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week, with up to 12″ by the weekend.


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