December 6, 2005

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO… Dec. 6, 2005… Copper Mountain will play host to the first of its United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) sanctioned events on Dec. 11. The series begins with giant slalom and slalom alpine races. These competitions will be followed by a series of slopestyle, boardercross, GS and slalom events throughout the winter. Additionally, halfpipe events will be held on Copper's new superpipe visible from the Village at Copper. Spectators can sit back on Jack's deck while enjoying an unprecedented view of the action.


The USASA Copper Mountain Snowboard Series is the longest running amateur snowboard series in North America. This year, the series has expanded to include events at two additional resorts. Howelsen Hill will host giant slalom and slalom alpine races on Dec. 17 and Winter Park will host both halfpipe and slopestyle contests on Feb. 11 and 12. In addition, all freestyle events are open to skiers.


Athletes must register for each event online and be current USASA members. Registration is online only and will not be available on the day of the event. Registration for the event on Dec. 11 ends at midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 7. For more information on the Copper Snowboard Series and to register, log on to* Athletes who are not yet USASA members can get more information and become a member by logging on to or calling (800) 404-9213.


USASA has been dedicated to supporting recreational and competitive snowboarding since 1988. USASA focuses on fostering the competitive spirit of its athletes and the development of a solid grassroots organization that allows male and female athletes of all ages and skill levels to advance their competition skills. It also provides Olympic hopefuls the opportunity to reach their dreams.  The athletes who swept the snowboarding events in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games all got their start as USASA members.


*Athletes experiencing difficulty with the registration site can contact for technical support via e-mail at or by calling (888) 543-7223 x4.




Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper's guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Begin your Copper experience with the new online films at

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