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winter park/copper cliffs

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Thread Starter 
I was wondering if anyone knew of some good places (in bounds) to start learning to drop cliffs at winter park or copper. I used to snowboard and had a different season pass so finding some easier cliffs to huck at these two resorts is new to me. I am more concerned with the landing area than the size of the drop but I would say I am looking to stay under 15ft to start. The 5-10 range is prob. more my style considering if you hit it with a bit of speed a 5-10 ft drop can easily become much further. Names of runs or descriptions of where they are would be great as well as any other advice you might have on cliff drops in general. Thanks, Drew.
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At Copper, you can start with working the cornice at the top of Bradley's plunge. Further down Bradleys, there are some small cliffs to the left. Then, there is the big rock.

Mike
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cliffs at Winter park

Most of the cliffs to jump at Winter Park are in the back in the Vasquez Cirque. There is also a couple in the challenger chair area.
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
At Copper, you can start with working the cornice at the top of Bradley's plunge. Further down Bradleys, there are some small cliffs to the left. Then, there is the big rock.

Mike
^^^^ That's a good place to start practicing. The cornice at the top of Bradley's and Iron Mask is a nice, soft way to start, then you can make a handful of steep turns, it mellows out, and then there are some rock features and other things to hop/jump.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips, I have skied the cornice at Copper but didn't really hit it like cliff, more just slipped in but will def. give that a try this week.
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Winter park has a bunch on Mary Jane, most are bottomed out and are also in the trees so you have to be sure you can land and that you knees can take it.


Copper is much better for beginning your hucking ecperience. Take lower enchanted once you get out of the traverse cut all the way to the right to Larry's Rock. There usually good landing's w/ 8 to 14'. Take Halleuhah (can't spell) The bump run below lower echanted entrance to the first gate. Go through there to the left, go to left and stay high as much as possible. Theres some 7 to 11's and Double 7' and a good 15.

I have a ton more pm if you need more info.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks niko, I am headed to Copper next week but my parents are out to visit so I doubt I'll be bringing them off any drops (hahaha). I will prob. PM you later in the season to pick your brain a bit if you don't mind. For now, the above suggestions should keep me busy for a few weeks. Thanks again.
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No problem, hit me up next time your skiing and I can show you some more
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