Copper Mountain is hosting some of the best skiers and snowboarders for the U.S. Snowboarding Revolution Tour, Dec. 13-16. Hang out in the pipe and watch the crazy tricks these kids, ages 13 and over, can pull. It's the country's top juniors, competing halfpipe and slopestyle, together in an open-class event. The Rev Tour is how they qualify for the World Junior Championships, U.S. Open, U.S. World Cup, USASA Nationals, and Project Gold camps.
The athletes will enjoy the Copper Village at the base area right now as the Copper holiday Christmas tree is up. It will stay lit through the holidays. Copper's David Roth says everyone is feeling festive. "Everyone seems to be very happy as they ski or ride at Copper, with the amazing early season conditions we have been experiencing this season."
Santa makes an appearance in the Village Dec. 18, and then back again Christmas Day. Christmas Eve hosts the Torchlight Parade, which weaves its way down the mountain into the Village at Copper. En Fuego is that night, which finds street entertainers, bonfires, fire performers, and fireworks throughout the event.
Copper Mountain also recently hosted the announcement of the U.S. Snowboarding team's 2011 Halfpipe team. The 17 riders named to the Pro and Rookie team include five Olympians. Seven of the athletes are from Colorado. They are Gretchen Bleiler of Aspen, Clair and Dylan Bidez of Minturn which is near Vail, Zack Black of Breckenridge, Broc Waring of Edwards, and Matt Ladley and Madeline Schaffrick of Steamboat.