Copper Mountain, CO, is officially open for its 50th winter season. The American Eagle lift in Center Village started turning at 9 am Monday morning with a first chair celebration. Skiers and riders were eager to grab first turns with 4″ of fresh powder to shred.
Copper Mountain is currently offering top-to-bottom terrain servicing beginner and intermediate runs. The resort is hoping to open more terrain for the weekend as conditions allow. Opening day festivities will continue into the weekend with Copper’s annual Snowsation festival. On Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, skiers and riders can enjoy live music, games, and good times in Center Village. Saturday will be topped off with a free live music performance at 3 p.m. from Pet Rock, the ultimate 70s tribute band, bringing back the vibes from the original days of Copper in 1972.
In 50 years of skiing and riding at Copper Mountain, the resort has grown from offering five chairlifts servicing 22 runs, to today’s layout of 155 trails, over 2,500 skiable acres, four mountain bowls, and the inclusion of the Woodward Mountain Park. Copper’s storied history is being celebrated in a number of ways this season, from commemorative swag items to a 50th Anniversary Party happening on Dec. 3.
For more information about Copper’s 50th season, visit CopperColorado.com.