Copper to delay opening until Nov. 13
COPPER MOUNTAIN —Copper Mountain has decided to delay Opening Day for the 2015-16 winter season from Friday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 13. Unseasonably warm temperatures have limited snowmaking production, hindering their ability to make snow.
With a forecast of colder temperatures in the foreseeable future, officials are confident the snowmaking team can create a top-notch surface for opening on Friday, Nov. 13. Skiing for Opening Day will be on trails Rhapsody and Main Vein via the American Eagle lift. There will be no beginner terrain available on Opening Day.
“Our ever fickle business partner, Mother Nature, has been reluctant to let go of the fall season this year, “ said Gary Rodgers, president and general manager of Copper Mountain Resort. “Delaying Opening Day is a hard decision to make, and not one we make lightly. We are eager to welcome our loyal guests back to Copper for the winter season on Nov. 13.”
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