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Copper Mtn on Saturday

post #1 of 9
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Well, the forecasted storm hit everything east of the Divide, and left Copper untouched (at least until mid afternoon).

But regardless, it was great to hit the slopes again after a three-week hiatus. Mike_M graciously spent several runs with my friend and me, and his tips produced immediate results for us.

With both American Eagle and American Flyer lifts running, we had hoped the congestion would be alleviated. While the runs off Flyer were relatively empty (especially early in the morning), Ptarmigan and Main Vein off Eagle and Excelerator were absolute zoos. We spent more time concentrating on not running into or getting run over by other skiers and boarders. After one run off Excelerator and Eagle, we went back up on the Flyer and spent the day carving nice, fast (or so they seemed to us!) turns, big and small.

While fresh snowfall would have been better, you really can't fault a good day spent out on the moutains in good weather. The forecasted high of 18 did not materialize, and it was so warm out, we had lunch out on the terrace to cool off.

Here's a panorama from the top of Excelerator:


For a bigger version of this, click here.

Thanks to Mike_M for the tips that allowed us to have a great day. Can't wait for more snow.
post #2 of 9
Sorry I couldn't find you. Really have to get out of denial and start wearing my contacts.....
post #3 of 9
Great panoramic picture...thanks! What kind of camera did you use?
post #4 of 9
I'm really hoping the snow gods bless Copper in the near future. If the snow is sub-par this season, my season pass purchase will be elsewhere.
post #5 of 9
It started to snow at about 3:00 PM today, just when all the Denverites were leaving!
Hopefully, there will be some accumualtion.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
It started to snow at about 3:00 PM today, just when all the Denverites were leaving!
Hopefully, there will be some accumualtion.
tell me more, tell me more. i need something to keep my hopes up.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Laertes
Great panoramic picture...thanks! What kind of camera did you use?
It's a Nikon CoolPix 5700. 5 megapixels, 8x optical zoom, and full manual controls -- it's great, if a little bulky. But I hardly notice the size anymore.

For the panoramas, I take several pictures and stitch them together with Photoshop:
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
It started to snow at about 3:00 PM today, just when all the Denverites were leaving!
Have to find a way to move to Frisco or something!
post #9 of 9
You sure do! It's amazing how easy the trail American Eagle becomes without 6,000 other people on it!
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