Copper Mountain, CO has Announced their opening day and it will be on Friday, November 18th, 2016. Originally, they planned on opening on Nov. 11th, but the tough decision was made due to “unseasonably warm temperatures that have limited snowmaking production and hindered the ability to create a product up to Copper’s standards.” Despite the recent above-average temperatures, Copper is confident that cooler temperatures and snowmaking will allow for great opening day conditions on Nov. 18th.
“Our top priority is to provide our guests with a high quality and safe surface for Opening Day. The decision to delay Opening Day is always difficult and is not one we make lightly. Our teams have been working around the clock to prepare the mountain for the upcoming season, but we do need a little more cooperation from Mother Nature. We are eager to welcome our loyal guests back to Copper on November 18,” stated Gary Rodgers, president and general manager of Copper Mountain Resort, in a recent press release.
This is the story at most ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, where there is little-to-no natural snow. Thanks to it’s high altitude and a favorable storm track for northern Colorado, Copper Mountain does have some natural snow on the ground. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some snow before Thanksgiving and lower temperatures to ensure that opening date of November 18th, 2016 with that Copper Mountain quality that we all know!