Copper Mountain Snowmaking Kicks off the U.S. Speed Center VIP Preview Contest

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — October 2, 2012 — Favorable weather conditions have enabled Copper Mountain Resort to fire up the snow guns this morning, commencing one of Colorado’s largest snowmaking operations and the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center VIP Preview Contest.

October 2, 2012

  • Copper Mountain Season Pass holders can enter to ski with U.S. Ski Team at the U.S. Speed Center prior to opening day.
  • Copper Mountain Season Passes are available for just $389, guaranteed through Oct. 15th.
  • Copper Mountain’s 40th Anniversary Season is exactly a month away, Opening Day is Friday, November 2nd.

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — October 2, 2012 — Favorable weather conditions have enabled Copper Mountain Resort to fire up the snow guns this morning, commencing one of Colorado’s largest snowmaking operations and the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center VIP Preview Contest. 87 automatic snowmaking guns will be dedicated to the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, the world’s only early season, full-length alpine racing venue, scheduled to open in late-October.

Snowmaking photos and video are available here.

Copper Mountain skiers and riders can enter to win VIP access to the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain with an exclusive opportunity to ski or ride with the U.S. Ski Team prior to the venue opening this winter. Copper Mountain season pass holders can enter on Facebook for VIP access that includes lift access for two, a venue tour from a U.S. Ski Team athlete followed by open skiing and riding and lunch with the Team.

The game-changing U.S. Ski Team Speed Center is utilized by Olympic gold medalists like Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and features the only full-length downhill training available anywhere in the world during this time of year.

Entries to the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center VIP Preview Contest will be accepted until Oct. 28. The official event day will be announced on the U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain Facebook pages. You must have a Copper Mountain Season Pass, Copper Four Pack, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, or Super Pass Plus to enter. Season Pass products prices are guaranteed until Oct. 15, the time is now to lock in your snow days for this winter! Visit www.CopperColorado.com to renew online or visit any Christy Sports location.

Visit CopperColorado.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging steals, event details and more.

Stay connected all season long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

 

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Media Note

More info, broadcast-quality photos and video footage of snowmaking and the speed center are available here. Please credit the photographer listed and Copper Mountain Resort.

 

Media Contact

Katherine Bush, Copper Mountain PR, (970) 968 2318 x38892, kbush@coppercolorado.com

Doug Haney, USSA Senior Press Officer, (518) 564 – 4674, dhaney@ussa.org

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