COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — October 4, 2015 — During the early hours of October 4, the overnight wet-bulb temperature of 27 degrees made it possible for snowmaking guns to fire up on the trail Andy’s Encore at Copper Mountain. High-resolution photos and b-roll can be downloaded here: Snowmaking 2015 at Copper. Copper is scheduled to celebrate its 2015/16 Opening Day in just 32 days on Friday, Nov. 6.
In addition to ensuring the perfect snow surface for early season guests, snowmaking resources are focused around the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. Copper will introduce a full roster of Olympic medalists and World Champion alpine skiers at the First Tracks: U.S. Alpine Ski Team Naming presented by Nature Valley on Copper’s Opening Day, Friday, Nov. 6. Athletes expected to attend include Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). This pep-rally allows fans a chance to cheer on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team and send their favorite athletes off in style into the 2015/16 winter season.
In conjunction with the First Tracks celebration, the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials will be held at Copper on Friday, Nov. 6. Athletes set to participate include Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, World Champion Daron Rahlves, two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson and more. In May 2015, the U.S. Ski Team and NASTAR announced the Team would take on operational management of the popular racing program.
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