News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Copper Mountain Highlights Olympic Facilities For Ski Halfpipe (01-Jun-11)

As a founding sponsor of the Association for Freeskiing Professionals....

As a founding sponsor of the Association for Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) and home to Woodward at Copper, the original year-round, Indoor-outdoor training centre for freeskiers, Copper mountin in Colorado is very excited about the historic announcement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that ski halfpipe disciplines are now Olympic sports.

Woodward at Copper, “the raddest place on the planet,” is, “the premier trick-stomping playground in the world.” says the resort.

It features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft. comprehensive ski and snowboard freestyle training facility complete with indoor Snowflex® artificial snow jumps, jib lines, foam pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them on snow the same day.

The Woodward at Copper model uses the most progressive training techniques through the
development of body and aerial awareness, both on the slopes as well as in the Barn.

The Barn features training devices that allow a participant to work on their tricks in an environment that reduces the potential for consequence. By allowing participants to work on tricks into foam pits instead of on-snow, The Woodward at Copper staff are teaching guests to move away from the "huck and hope" method, where you just 'huck' yourself off a jump and 'hope' to land it.

Based on the abilities and the goals of the participant, the Woodward at Copper coaching staff will be able to work with guests on anything from their first ever grab to figuring out how to "cork" a trick, as well as innovating the newest trick to hit the scene.

"Copper Mountain is excited to host the first year of the Grand Prix as an Olympic qualifier now that a skier halfpipe event has been added to the Olympics," says Pete Woods, Copper's Director of Marketing. "This new announcement from the IOC solidifies Copper as the centre piece for progression from an athlete's first trick to qualifying for the 2014 Olympics."

Copper’s assets also include what’s usually the first superpipe to open in North America, the Main Vein Superpipe, which typically opens around Thanksgiving in late November and is also the venue for the USASA Nationals held at Copper at the end of each winter season, where the top amateur athletes from more than 35 regions as well as the USSA Grand Prix at Copper, one of the first Olympic qualifiers in half pipe.

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