Copper superpipe opens
Sat 27 November 10
Copper Mountain in Colorado, opened the first Superpipe in N. America for the 6th Consecutive Season on Thurday 25th Nov
Thanks to the 4 ½ feet of snow that has fallen this month the new 22 ft superpipe – home to the 2011 Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix and USASA Nationals, opened on Thursday and is the first superpipe to open in N. America, for the past 6 consecutive seasons.
Conditions on the mountain are as good as they have ever been for this time of November. As of Thanksgiving weekend, Copper has received almost 4½ feet of snow this month, with 10 lifts open (and more to come), providing more than 750 acres on 70+ trails (and more to come), with a 40 inch upper-mountain base.
During the Thanksgiving weekend Copper plans to open up even more terrain, including: Timberline Express and the Super Bee lifts with Collage, Encore and Oh No, Ore deal, Overlode, Rosi’s Run and Treble Cliff trails, as well as the Alpine Lift with Formidable, Triple Treat, Too Much and Far East trails. **Terrain and lift openings subject to change.
Sun 28 November 10, Flumserberg, Switzerland
One of the closest resorts to Zurich, Flumserberg, opened at the weekend with 7 out of the main 10 lifts running and conditions pretty decent.
Wed 01 December 10, Nevis Range, United Kingdom
The Nevis Range, near Fort William in Scotland is set to have its earliest opening in 13 years this weekend, two weeks ahead of its planned opening.
Mon 06 December 10
18yr old Canadian Seb Tootas claimed his first ever 6-Star win this weekend, with a frankly ridiculous Cab 1260 Double Cork Melon Grab, as China held its inaugural Swatch TTR World Tour Big Air in Beijing.
Fri 17 December 10
The morons at UK Sport who control the budgets for funding athletes for the Olympic games, have cut all spending for snowboarders and skiers in the run up to the 2014 games, despite receiving almost double the budget. Instead it will be wasted on pointless non-participation tray and blade sports
Sat 18 December 10, Alpspitz Bahn, Germany
The small German resort have invested pretty heavily this season on its terrain park, which now includes a mini stash style set of wooden jibs