It’s official! As of Sunday, October 29th, 2023, Copper Mountain in Colorado is open for early-season alpine ski race training. Despite the less-than-ideal snowmaking conditions experienced throughout October, Mother Nature delivered the goods this weekend.
With the new snow and a concerted effort from crews to get the mountain open for ski racers, Copper is making strides toward the start of the season. Check out athletes carving up the Copperopolis trail on Sunday.
Copper has been preparing its race venues on the upper mountain for the season since snowmaking began on October 2nd. The Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team is expected to arrive at Copper in November to train on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, the only full-length downhill training venue available in the world this time of year. Copper is the Official Training Center for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and is the only resort in Colorado to hold this distinction, offering year-round training opportunities for alpine, snowboard, and freeski athletes.
Copper will officially open to the public for the 2023/24 winter season on November 13.
We’re counting down the days to opening day!