Copper Mtn to spend big on snowmaking for 2010/11
Sat 17 April 10
25% increase in snowmaking capacity will be spread throughout the mountain, with new systems being installed in the Timberline area, adding significant intermediate terrain
Copper is spending US$6M for the 2010/11 season, and anticipates better early season coverage for race camps, training, and all those skiers and riders who just can't wait to get on the slopes in November. This 25% increase in snowmaking capacity will be spread throughout the mountain, with new systems being installed in the Timberline area, adding significant intermediate terrain.
Next winter at Copper, guests can spend their Snow Days on the snow, instead of searching for a parking spot, with a 40% increase in FREE parking in an expanded Corn Lot. Additional parking in Union Creek will add easy access to the beginner area of Copper's naturally divided terrain.
The improvements won't end in 2011, according to Copper Mountain President and General Manager Gary Rodgers, "the focus on infrastructure enhancements sets the stage for future on mountain improvements," not to mention the future Snow Days.
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