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December 18, 2012
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Ski Cooper opens for season Friday

LEADVILLE, Colorado - Ski Cooper announced this week that it will open with plenty of snow this Friday for the 2012-13 ski season.

One-hundred percent of its lifts and ski runs will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

"With an additional 8-12 inches added to our base in the last week, and snow expected throughout the week, conditions are getting better by the day," said Ski Cooper spokesperson Bob Casey.

Ski Cooper is located near Tennessee Pass on Highway 24 between Red Cliff and Leadville.

Ski Cooper's ski school will be open for lessons Friday through the end of the season for kids, adults, never-evers, snowboarders and skiers. Telemark lessons are available as well. Ski clinics, such as the popular Backcountry Basics Avalanche Class, will be announced at a later date.

As snow conditions improve, adventure backcountry skiers and snowboarders can still make reservations for Ski Cooper/Chicago Ridge snowcat ski tours, along with Ski Cooper's new Ski and Stay Gourmet Backcountry Package. For more information, call Ski Cooper at 719-486-2247.

Those needing ski and snowboard equipment will be able to hit Ski Cooper's rental and retail store located at the base of the mountain. Rentals are included in some ski and snowboard lessons packages, and visitors can get information about rental pricing, ski school and lift tickets on the website.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 18, 2012 11:04PM Published Dec 18, 2012 11:02PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.