On the Hill: Copper Mountain opens new terrain, hosts North Face Park and Pipe Open Series
December 24, 2013
VIDEO: Another cold one at Copper. Sebastian Foltz checked out the Sierra Chair and Timber Ridge — which opened for the season Friday. He also took at look at the half-pipe which will host The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series this weekend
Copper Mountain official report: No new snow overnight, 11" in last week. Light snow in the forecast during the day and overnight.
Explore Summit field report: The sexy continued on the groomers off of Sierra and American Flyer at Copper Mountian. Not too windy at the top, but definitely a bundle up kind of day. Cloudy with occasional flurries. Terrain expected to open at all Summit County ski areas this weekend.
Weather: Between 4 and 7 degrees at 8:30 a.m.
Liftline status: Minimal line at 9 a.m.
Run of the day: Timber Ridge Highpoint and Carefree
Breakdown: Copper Mountain is running 11 lifts, providing access to 56 trails and more than 648 acres. The Sierra Chair is open and the new Storm King T Bar is scheduled to open today. All Summit County resorts plan to open new terrain this weekend. Breckenridge officials expect over 1,000 acres of terrain for the weekend.
Snowcast: NOAA is calling for a high near 17 today. Wind chill values as low as -19. Breezy, with winds betweeen 16 to 20 mph, and gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight: Additional snow forecast, low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.