Copper Mountain, CO, Report: 6″ Overnight and Strong Winds on a Beautiful Powder Day

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Forrest Kicking up some Powder. Photo: SnowBrains

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

American Eagle Chairlift. Photo: SnowBrains

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.

Gondola is a perfect way to hide from the storm. Photo: SnowBrains

We found a break from the wind using the American Eagle gondola as shelter.

Marc making some fresh turns in blower powder. Photo: SnowBrains

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.

Forrest effortlessly carving through the mogul section. Photo: SnowBrains

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.

JJ’s Tavern – A must-visit restaurant and bar located in the East Village.

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.

Connor jumping over the smallest tree he could find. Photo: SnowBrains

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.

Left to right: Parker, Aaron, Kade, and Forrest. Hiding from the storm and happy about it. Photo: SnowBrains

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!

Snow Numbers

Screenshot: Copper Mountain 4/3/23



Screenshot: NOAA 4/3/23


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