Copper Mountain is the Premiere Race Traning Venue in North America
October 20, 2010
Copper Mountain, CO…October 20, 2010…Fall Race Camps at Copper Mountain will Saturday, October 23, once again welcoming local, regional, national and international ski and snowboard race teams to the best high alpine training available in N. America. Copper offers unprecedented access, snow conditions, lodging and affordable rates to race teams, with skiing and snowboard groups on the snow from 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. most days.
“We are pumped and ready at Copper to begin Fall Race Camps, while the competition continues to scramble for promising weather reports,” says JP Chevalier, Copper’s Director of Skier Services. He also adds that “race camps will begin on Saturday, October 23 with plenty of snow, due to our advantageous elevation, exposures, and our advanced snowmaking systems. Our Mountain ops team is putting the finishing touches on the training venues, so as to deliver the highest quality snow surface and needed depth to cover the trail from top to bottom and side to side.”
Copper is known as the traditional fall race training venue in N. America for many reasons:
- Provide unparalleled snow conditions much earlier than the competition, especially this season because of Copper’s amazing snowmaking team, as well as the addition of increased snowmaking capacity in the off-season.
- Taking advantage of Copper’s natural attributes - base area elevation starts at 9,600 ft., as well as the fact that most of our terrain is north facing.
- Convenient access to the slopes from our small Village at Copper base area, not only for elite athletes, but for up-and-comers as well.
- The lodging options are all steps away from the slopes, and include most price ranges. Copper does provide very competitive rates for groups and teams to stay at the base areas.
“We’re thrilled to once again host the U.S. Ski Team, including many of the elite members, for Super G and Downhill training,” said Jeff White, Race Department Manager at Copper. Jeff continues, “The PSIA [Professional Ski Instructors of America] National Ski and Snowboard Educational Teams continue to elect Copper Mountain as their early season training venue. ”
Just last season alone, Copper hosted more than 100 different and separate teams, including the Australian Disabled Ski Team, the Finland Ski Team, Poland Snowboard Team, The Canadian National Snowboard Team, The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Ski Team, and America’s Snowboard Team, and as always, Copper supported our local team and athletes, Team Summit.
This season, a sampling of teams from around the local community, the U.S., as well as National Teams from around the world continue to select Copper as the premier early seasoning training venue, including the Men’s U.S. Speed Team and the Women’s U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team, The U.S. Halfpipe Team, as well as local teams, teams from all over the U.S. and from Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Japan and many more.
JP Chevalier concludes, “As demand warrants, Copper will continue to invest in and grow our early season training terrain to meet the needs of a growing industry.”
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