I just got back today from the Copper Mountain demos. I really enjoyed them and found a couple of skis that I will buy next season. But, unlike the demos I went to at Snow Basin two years ago, at least some of the manufacturers seemed pretty ill prepared. At Snow Basin every ski I was interested in trying, they had a full size range. That was definitely not the case at Copper. Atomic has several skis I wanted to try but they only had 181cm lengths and they were not heavily rockered skis nor were they GS race skis. Nordica only had 174 or 176 in the Fire Arrows, no 168-9. On the other hand Head seemed very well prepared and had a good range of lengths for the Monster, Joy series and Instinct series and I think it showed as it seemed to be about the busiest tent around. Blizzard also seemed quite busy.

Lots of good times though. Met up with Philpug and Trekchick as well as some other bears. I think everyone had a great time. My wife and I used to ski Copper quite often when we lived in Denver, but we haven't been there since 1990 so it was fun to see how it has grown. She spent more hours skiing those two days than she did all last season, but she found two skis she really likes and will be on one of them next year: Head Total Joy or Elan Delight QT. They are both very lightweight and she said they were both extremely stable and quick.

Lots of good times though. Met up with Philpug and Trekchick as well as some other bears. I think everyone had a great time. My wife and I used to ski Copper quite often when we lived in Denver, but we haven't been there since 1990 so it was fun to see how it has grown. She spent more hours skiing those two days than she did all last season, but she found two skis she really likes and will be on one of them next year: Head Total Joy or Elan Delight QT. They are both very lightweight and she said they were both extremely stable and quick.