Maybe I should put this in the "Resorts" section, but maybe not. Anyway, Copper just put up a pic of some racers on its facebook page. It was not met with happiness.
I know Copper is out there reading ("hi POWDR Corp!") so I don't expect employees to answer this, but how annoying is it? I think the increased snowmaking capability actually worked out well last season, over at Super Bee, but hopefully last year's weather is an anomaly. I would no longer recommend that anyone visit Copper at Thanksgiving. I have all next week free to ski, and I just booked a trip to Chicago to go shopping and eating with my daughter for the first part (blasphemy!) It's one thing to go on a Monday morning when no one is there, but the weekends will be ugly. Mother Nature has not cooperated in November 2011 or 2012, it's true, but even pre-race-contract, not much was open in Miracle November 2010 until Thanksgiving, and even after that it seemed very slow to open what was ready. That was the first season under the new owner, so I gave them a pass, but it IS frustrating.
On the other hand, Keystone/Breck/ABasin etc don't have any more terrain open than Copper does, I don't think. It's just hard to see all the snow and not be allowed to touch it. ;-)