Copper Celebrates the U.S. Alpine Ski Team at First Tracks, Nov. 8

The only full-length downhill training venue in the world available early season, the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, opens for training on Copper’s opening day Friday, Nov. 1, kicking off the road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin will be introduced Friday, Nov. 8, during the Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine Team Naming - a free all-American pep-rally open to the public to kick off the ski and snowboard season.

October 30, 2013

  • The U.S. Ski Team will be training at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center on Nov. 8
  • U.S. Ski Team members named in ceremony in Burning Stones Plaza on Nov. 8
  • The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s The Voice, headline free All-American pep rally concert
  • $39 lift tickets available all weekend

 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — October 30, 2013 — The only full-length downhill training venue in the world available early season, the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, opens for training on Copper’s opening day Friday, Nov. 1, kicking off the road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin will be introduced Friday, Nov. 8, during the Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine Team Naming - a free all-American pep-rally open to the public to kick off the ski and snowboard season.

 

The day is packed full of  events and begins with a U.S. Ski Team vendor village in Burning Stones Plaza located in Center Village from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Spyder, Nature Valley and many more will be on hand to pass out free giveaways to Copper Mountain guests. Fans are invited to check out the U.S. Ski Team in action with on-snow training beginning at 12 p.m. in East Village, at the base of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. Before the official naming kicks off, kids and parents are invited to decorate posters as they cheer on their favorite athletes from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Copper Conference Center, located in Center Village. Athletes will be paraded by fans into Burning Stones Plaza where the “Believe in U.S.” Pep Rally will take place, naming the official 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. Members announced will represent the U.S. in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, only 99 days away from today. The Swon Brothers are set to take the stage at 4:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza, Center Village.

 

“We are very proud to be hosting the U.S. Alpine Ski Team naming event at Copper Mountain. It is a very exciting start to the Olympic year and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Gary Rodgers, Copper Mountain’s President and General Manager.

 

Discounted lift tickets are available all weekend long. Show another mountain resort season pass at the ticket window and receive a one day lift ticket for just $39. Make it a weekend and save 33% of lodging if a visit is booked during the U.S. Ski Team First Tracks Event. For more information including a schedule of events, please visit www.CopperColorado.com.

 

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Season Pass products prices are guaranteed until Nov. 4, the time is now to lock in your snow days for this winter, visit www.CopperColorado.com to renew online.

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Media Note

Broadcast-quality photos and video footage from U.S. Ski Team First Tracks event will be available at CopperColorado.com/mediaroom. Please credit the photographer listed.

 

Media Contact

Austyn Williams, (970) 968-2318 ext. 38827, awilliams@coppercolorado.com

Stephanie Sweeney, (970) 968-2318 ext. 38849, ssweeney@coppercolorado.com

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