• Opening weekend terrain includes 55 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and riding
• Copper Mountain Loot Lift gives guests a chance to win big on opening day
• U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain welcomes training Olympic hopefuls

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — November 1, 2013 — The 2013/2014 winter season officially kicked off this morning at Copper Mountain when the American Eagle and Excelerator chairlifts began turning at 9 a.m. Throughout opening weekend, both American Eagle and Excelerator chairlifts and the Easy Rider surface lift will service Main Vein, Rhapsody, Ptarmigan and Easy Rider trails totaling 55 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and riding, plus Woodward at Copper’s Eagle Jib Park, located off of the top of the American Eagle chairlift. A second Woodward Jib Park is located at the bottom of Rhapsody with medium-sized features.

On Opening Day, guests can try their luck on Copper Mountain’s Loot Lift, a contest based on the NYC hit Cash Cab. Guests riding the Loot Lift (aka the American Eagle chairlift) are randomly selected and quizzed during their ride to the top of the mountain, earning prizes as they go. Be sure to freshen up on Copper Mountain trivia; prizes include Copper lift tickets, Village at Copper gift cards, GoPro cameras and more. For more information, visit www.CopperColorado.com.

The newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn is now open daily from 1:30 to 8:00 p.m. The GoPro Digital Media Lab is also back in action in Burning Stones Plaza during weekends starting on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. GoPro Hero 3 daily rentals are available to capture the day on the hill for only $29. Save the date for Woodward Remix, Nov. 30, including free sessions, skate and BMX demos and free kids skate jams. More information at www.WoodwardatCopper.com.

The only full-length downhill training facility in the world available early season, the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, opened for training today. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team will begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow at Copper Mountain. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin will be introduced Friday, Nov. 8, during the Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine Team Naming – a free all American pep-rally open to the public to kick off the ski and snowboard season. The full day event allows fans to catch the U.S. Ski Team training, participate in a fan-led parade and official naming ceremony, followed by an athlete autograph session and headlining band The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s The Voice, in Burning Stones Plaza located in Center Village.

Season pass product prices are guaranteed until Nov. 4, the time is now to lock in your snow days for this winter. Visit www.CopperColorado.com to renew online.

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