Totally out of nowhere, we got dumped with ANOTHER 18" of snow by the time I parked my cat at 6pm tonight. And it was still coming down at least an inch an hour when I left. Get here Friday for the most EPIC OPENING DAY IN HISTORY!
Let the mountaintops cry out and the depths of the oceans sing forth, that all the world might hear: COOPER IS OPENING EARLY!!! It's the huge WHITE FRIDAY celebration for us! Forget about shopping, GO SKIING! With 3 feet of snow in the past two weeks, 54" total so far this season, and a great 18" average base depth, we're ready to spin the lifts and offer you 100% of our terrain!
We'll open on Friday, November 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th.
We will then will be open on the weekend of – Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th.
We will open full time, 7 days a week, starting Saturday December 13, 2014 through April 5, 2015.
Our pub in the base lodge is taking on a whole new life this season! We've redecorated and rebranded it as an Irish pub, "Katie O'Rourke's." It has tons of character now, and is warm and inviting, and has a definite Irish feel to it with the new lighting, and the browns and greens and golds. And what's more: there will be an annex beside the pub with seating for a new pub menu, with full wait service provided. Check out the "Facade" as of today. We just started on the "stained glass," so there's more on the way.
John's excited to show off the new gear in the rental shop. We purchased lots of new fleet skis, high performance skis, boards, & boots. It's all looking good, and John & team are hard at work getting it all organized and in the database. So when you're looking for rental gear this year, head straight to Cooper; we've got you covered!
We're all hard at work prepping for an awesome season. Cooper's management and supervisory staff just completed two days of training, covering HR procedures, IT policies, best practices, incident response, communications policies, and very importantly: lift evacuation training. Fortunately, we have historically done a stupendous job of keeping our lifts up and running, and Tim & Jon are top-notch lift mechanics. But we always want to be ready, just in case. And managers/supervisors aren't excluded from that training. Even Cheryl, the Snowflakes Retail Shop manager participated in our evac training!