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BLUE Bump runs at Copper?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello, I’m wondering if anyone could direct me to some BLUE bumps runs at Copper? I’ll be there March 23-26, and would like to start out on some nice BLUE bumps.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
I Dropper and The Burn.

From there, you can graduate to BLACK runs Triple Treat and stuff off the Resolution lift.

Copper, and Summit Co. in general, isn't too well known for bump runs since there's too many schizophrenic skiers that tear them up.
post #3 of 13
+2 for The Burn -- the bumps are almost always nice and round. I have to say though, I've often found I-Dropper to be quite a nasty bump run -- lot of beginner bumpers often result in misshapen, cut-off bumps and deep ruts. What's that run, skier's left off Timberline lift, which gets some small bumps over on the left side, about halfway down? Not the one with bumps through the trees, but the one that veers left off the top of The Burn.

As you graduate, Hallelujah Bowl can be fun too -- not too long, but bumps of every variety.

Be warned about the bump runs under Reso -- they are L-O-N-G. The bumps are good (and not too difficult), but they can tire you out if you're learning.

I like the black bumps under Excelerator, e.g. CDL, #20, etc. Short but sweet.
post #4 of 13
2nd the black bump runs under the Resolution lift. They are short, and not that steep. When I was there las weekend, there was only one run (Mine Dump i think) that had moguls with really sharp downsides. Hallelujeh is a blast. I am like you, not fond of the typical balck bumps, but usually have a blast in these.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
2nd the black bump runs under the Resolution lift. They are short, and not that steep. When I was there las weekend, there was only one run (Mine Dump i think) that had moguls with really sharp downsides. Hallelujeh is a blast. I am like you, not fond of the typical balck bumps, but usually have a blast in these.
I think you meant under the Excelerator lift? Mine Dump is under Excelerator, not Reso. The good thing about Excelerator is you can check out the bumps rigt underneath as you're riding up.
post #6 of 13
Running the chair line on the Super Bee is pretty good too. Not too steep and usually nicely spaced. Makes a good warm up.
post #7 of 13
SnoSkier,

Maybe we'll see you at Copper. My wife and daughter(13) like it at Copper and arrive the 23rd for a week of skiing.

Have a great trip

Chris
post #8 of 13
Take the bump busters clinic, ask for Karpy. Their whole team/clinic approach for bumps are the best, no matter what level you are at. They (may) train on the Burn, idropper, and hallelujah bowl, and then find some great lesser known runs at the end...if your quads can keep up

We usually take the clinic (or a lesson with him) every year, and get a little better... (we live in California and make the annual trek, its that worthwhile)... ranks up there for the best lessons (sister, husband, and I) we've taken - and we take a lot of (advanced) lessons
post #9 of 13
Yes, the Bump Busters clinic with Steven Karp (or Karpie, as he asks to be called) is great. I took it a couple of years ago.

First part of the morning was spent on flat-terrain training: getting a solid short turn dialed in on groomers, with video taken. Right before lunch we dove in and out of some easy bumps just to see how the flat-terrain techniques translate into bump skiing. Over lunch we watched the videos. Then after lunch we split up into three groups, easy, intermediate, hardcore. The rest of the afternoon was spent in all kinds of bumps. Even the easy group spent most of it in the black bumps off Excelerator. To end the day we had a friendly bump-off on Mine Dump.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by faisasy View Post
I think you meant under the Excelerator lift? Mine Dump is under Excelerator, not Reso. The good thing about Excelerator is you can check out the bumps rigt underneath as you're riding up.
You are correct. The best part is that the lines are typically not long on that lift, and you can get a lot of laps in.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the great posts, I'll be priniting off a copy before I leave!

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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post
SnoSkier,

Maybe we'll see you at Copper. My wife and daughter(13) like it at Copper and arrive the 23rd for a week of skiing.

Have a great trip

Chris
We shall be there early in line every morning! First or so on the lift is our deal. I'll be in dark grey/maroon with a big smile! Make that a REAL BIG smile!
post #12 of 13
Halleujah and Mind dump are pretty easy and fun, black runs though.

Triple Treat, Formidable, and To Much are fun. Right next to these is Far East, unless you are skiing the others like a rock star do your self a favor and stay out of far east. In my estimation it is alot harder than the 3 runs right next to it, unless its skiing easier this year.

Far West is the BOMB, you have to go out there, its easy and fun!!!!!
post #13 of 13
http://www.coppercolorado.com/mountain/trail_map/statictrailmap.htm

Excellent suggestions posted. If you are staying in the Village ride first lift on American Eagle then off-load and jump right onto Excelerator lift which is a 3 minute, 850’ vertical rise quad. You can get your bump start and warm up for the day by looping CDL’s, Trail 20 and Mine Dump before most folks have their boots buckled. Otherwise if unusual hard freeze coupled with no fresh the night before you might wish for a little warming up of the bumps before you shake those kidneys.

Great hill. Poke around. You’ll quickly find your bump heaven.
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