Report from Friday, March 31st
As we drove from the blue skies of Evergreen, CO, over the pass, we entered into a snow globe of wind and snow, giving us a taste of what the day had in store at Copper Mountain.
The morning was full of fresh turns as we lapped the American Eagle Chair lift.
The lift lines were nonexistent which made us feel like we had the mountain all to ourselves.
We found a break from the wind using the American Eagle gondola as shelter.
Once warmed up, we headed up the next lift Excelerator to try and seek out some more difficult terrain.
We continued to lap this lift finding delicious shots on the single black runs like Drain Pipe, Cabin Chute, and Sawtooth.
As we peaked over the chair lift, we decided to test our resolve by hitting the double black Resolution bowl.
Forrest made quick work for the lower moguls section giving us some needed confidence to follow him down.
Now that the quads have been sufficiently punished we knew it was time for lunch.
We headed to the bottom of Super Bee in the East Village for some well-deserved beer and fries at JJ’s Tavern.
The Rustic restaurant was full of laughter and smiles from other groups who also had been enjoying the fresh snow and punishing winds.
The sun started to show signs of life in the afternoon but was only a tease as the winds continued to blister at the top of the lifts.
The rest of the afternoon was full of finding side hits on the Blue runs off the American Eagle Chairlift as our legs started to turn to jelly.
Skiing with friends is one of my favorite ways to spend my time.
Braving the elements, laughing about the wipeouts, and hunting for fresh turns never gets old.
With Copper being so large, it felt like a giant playground that we could have spent many more days exploring and would have never gotten bored.
Can’t wait to make a trip back.
Will be back for more, Copper Mountain!