Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the pure thrill of waking up to hear that school has been cancelled on the radio. So it’s our privilege to bring a Snow Day to the awesome people of the U.S. of A!
Posted by Chris Runyon on October 23, 2011
Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the pure thrill of waking up to hear that school has been cancelled on the radio. So it’s our privilege to bring a Snow Day to the awesome people of this country. It’s also a reason to do a RRROAD Trip!!
After a large amount of requests sent in from last year’s road trip amigos, the Copper Ski Patrol brigade decided to whip out the old map and start planning out their pit stops for the 2011 Snow Day Road Trip. The crew recently headed down south to spread some winter cheer to the snow-day-deprived people of Texas. “We get over a 100 snow days here at Copper Mountain. The least we can do is give these people one snow day. There’s nothing better than seeing a kid pick up a snowball for the first time. Right then we can tell we have a future powder rider,” says Pete Woods, the Marketing Director at Copper Mountain Resort. Copper Mountain's motto is Everyone Deserves a Snow Day and we're trying to live up to it. Check out the commercial below catching some of the Snow Day Road Trip action in Texas.
You might ask how the Copper Ski Patrol is getting to their destination stops. By a totally pimped-out 1990 Chevy g20 conversion van named Van-Nessa. But before she hit the road, our Snow Day mechanics had to do some serious winter upgrades and MacGyvering. Van-Nessa was transformed into a winter wonderland love machine. This cruiser is complete with a snow cone maker, lift chair, snow plow, and full size snowmobile on the roof. But Van-Nessa's real trick is that she makes snow in all weather conditions. That’s how we get down at Copper.
Pumping out 2,000 pounds of snow a day, the locals immediately were attracted to this beauty on wheels. Tailgaters in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas beat the heat by swinging through and snacking on hot-cocoa flavored snow cones, aka Fudgesicles. The snow cones were a perfect treat to cool down the fiery mouths of partakers in the Chili Challenge taking place in Frisco, Texas too. Copper Ski Patrol scadataled over to cheer on the Susan Komen “Race for the Cure” 5K Run to hand out pink snow cones to participants and hydrate the sun-beaten runners after the race.
Here is a little sneak peak of another feature that will make its first appearance once the temperature drops. People can fill up their cup with hot chocolate, Willy Wonka style, with a tap on the side of the van. Once this pure goodness hits the lips, Snow Day fans are going to be begging for powder day.
Woodward at Copper’s magical creature, Randy the Elkguin, made a special appearance in Dallas Forth Worth, Texas. Three-to-five-year-olds immediately surrounded the Elkguin. It was an exciting day for the youngsters; first time seeing a half-penguin and half-elk animal and of course the snow that the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol dumped in their hometown. It was a pretty memorable experience to say the least.
The Snow Day Road Trip doesn’t end in Dallas. Weasel on over to check out Van-Nessa and mingle with Copper Mountain Ski Patrol at our next stops in Oklahoma City, followed by St. Louis, and our final stop in Denver. If you know any landmarks we should take some snap shots during our road trip, let us know!
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