COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – This week, Copper Mountain welcomes the return of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air. From December 13–16, the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders will compete in World Cup halfpipe and big air events. Spectators can watch the action for free from the resort’s Center Village.
Athletes including David Wise, Maddie Mastro, Red Gerard, and more have descended on Copper and have been training there ahead of competition this week.
Copper is proud to be the Official Training Center for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team, supporting athletes of all levels and disciplines with year-round training and competition opportunities. For this week’s competition, Copper constructed two venues, including a big air jump and a 22-foot superpipe, which is currently the only superpipe open in North America this early in the season.
Looking for an Earth-friendly way to get to the mountains and catch the last day of competition? Giddyup, Grand Prix-goers! Snowstang offers round-trip service from Denver to Copper Mountain on Saturdays and Sundays and certain holidays for $25 per person.
Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain