Copper Mountain joins ski areas making snow for ski season

Ski area will open Nov. 1

Photo by Tripp Fay/Copper Mtn Resort
Copper gets its first dusting of snow.

Following on the heels of announcements by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland that those ski areas were making snow for the 2013-2014 season, Copper Mountain has announced the same.

The I-70 resort has also announced an opening date: Nov. 1, one month away.

Copper will be the training home of the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team as the team prepares to compete Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. The resort is hosting an event Nov. 8 to announce the full U.S. team, give crowds a chance to watch the team practice and get autographs from the athletes.

And — Copper sent out a press release just full of announcements — the ski resort is hosting a competition to win a trip for four to Copper to watch the team practice, stay at Copper Mountain Resort and ski for free. Ski team jackets and a GoPro package are also included.

Entry to the contest is available on Copper’s Facebook page, as are updates on the ski area’s snowmaking.