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Copper Mountain is Now Open for Winter!

All Smiles at Copper Mountain's Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay. All Smiles at Copper Mountain’s Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay.

With 6 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, winter has officially arrived at Copper Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders celebrated the start of the 2016/17 season today with the American Eagle chairlift opening to the public at 9 a.m. Open terrain includes Rhapsody and Main Vein via the American Eagle lift, as well as Ptarmigan via the Excelerator lift.

First Chair. Photo by Tripp Fay. First Chair. Photo by Tripp Fay.

In conjunction with Opening Day, Copper is welcoming its passholders and guests back in style with Welcome Home Weekend, Nov. 18 – 20. This event includes three days of free live music, food, drinks and games for all ages in Aprs Alley. Aprs Alley is a new area located in Coppers Center Village that is set to include giant shuffleboard, ping-pong tables and various other games all season long.

Winter came just in time for Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay. Winter came just in time for Opening Day. Photo by Tripp Fay.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and other members of the U.S. Ski Team will set the pace for NASTAR courses around the nation at Coppers NASTAR Pacesetting event. Check out the action on hill then get up close and personal with the U.S. Ski Team at a meet-and-greet session at JJs Rocky Mountain Tavern beginning at 4 p.m. A full schedule is available at

Photo by Tripp Fay. Photo by Tripp Fay.

Lock in unrestricted and unlimited snow days for the 2016/17 winter season with the Copper Season Pass and Copper Four Pack. Purchase by Nov. 21 for the lowest price.