The Eye of the Storm; A Photographic Recap of a 355" Year
A look back at virtuous snow year and why it was awesome!
Posted by Tripp Fay on April 23, 2014
355 Inches, that's nearly 30 FEET of snow! My job is to show all of you how awesome Copper is, with all of that snow and a slew of fun events it wasn't too tough! Lets take a look back at what made this season one for the books!
The First Resort To Make Snow
On October 1st Copper Mountain was the first resort to fire up the gun and start laying down the white stuff! We arrived at the top of the mountain in complete darkness, and as the sun rose it exposed this beautiful blanket of white.
Early Season Snow Fall
Throughout October, as the leaves fell so did the snow. The views around the resort quickly became those of a snow-globe paradise.
On November 1st Copper cranked the lifts for the first day of the 2013/14 season. 5 inches of fresh snow was a beautiful foreshadowing of what was to come!
First Tracks &The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Opening
Olympic fever spread quickly as Copper was flooded with world-class athletes and olympic superstars. On November 1st the Speed Center opened and the US Ski Team made their first turns of what would be a very successful olympic year.
The First Superpipe in the World
On November 27th Copper opened the first superpipe in the world for the olympic year. By noon of that day is was filled with the A-list of pipe riders.
Visa U.S. Grand Prix
The first olympic qualifier of the year was hosted at Copper in December. Walking through the village next to Shaun White and sitting down at the bar next to Kelly Clark was the norm for the week!
New Years Celebration
Fireworks, dancers, and good times all around. Copper brought in the new year in style!
Third Annual Winterbike
A hunderd crazy athletes on the fattest tires money can buy, it was not to be missed!
Snow, Snow, and MORE Snow
It snowed and it snowed and it never stopped falling! Over 29 feet overall. These images speak for themselves.
Sunsation returned for 2 weekends this year. There was sun, snow, skin, and skimming. Between Red Bull Slopesoakers, The Color Run, and the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest there was something for everyone during this spring celebration.
See You This Summer
If you thought this winter was fantastic, just wait for summer! We open for the season on June 13th. Check out all of the upcoming events here!
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