COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — October 28, 2015 – Copper Mountain takes great pride in providing a quality top to bottom snow product for Opening Day each and every winter season. With this tradition of excellence in mind, Copper has made the difficult decision to delay Opening Day for the 2015/16 winter season from Friday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 13. Unseasonably warm temperatures have limited snowmaking production, hindering our ability to create a product to our standards for our originally planned Opening Day.

With a forecast of colder temperatures in the foreseeable future, Copper Mountain’s Resort Leadership is confident the snowmaking team can create a top-notch surface that Copper Loyalists have come to expect for opening on Friday, Nov. 13. Skiing for Opening Day will be on trails Rhapsody and Main Vein viathe American Eagle lift. There will be no beginner terrain available on Opening Day. 

“Our ever fickle business partner, Mother Nature, has been reluctant to let go of the fall season this year, “ said Gary Rodgers, President and General Manager of Copper MountainResort. “Delaying Opening Day is a hard decision to make, and not one we make lightly. We are eager to welcome our loyal guests back to Copper for the winter season on November 13.”

Guests can follow Copper Mountain on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at CopperColorado.com for updates on mountain conditions, Opening Day information and more. Guests can also call 866-841-2481 with additional questions concerning lift tickets or lodging.

Guests are invited to check out what the Woodward Copper Barn is all about at the Woodward Barn Bash on Saturday, Nov. 7. Free intro, drop-in and skate/BMX sessions will be available from 2 – 8 p.m. Skate and BMX riders are invited to compete in bowl competitions for prizes such as GoPros, Barn Skate/Bike Passes and more.

Due to warm temperatures and the U.S. Ski Team athletes’ training schedule, the First Tracks: U.S. Alpine Ski Team Naming has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21. The day’s events are set to include the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials, the team naming announcement and autograph signing. More details are available at CopperColorado.com.

 

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