Photos: Santa Claus visits Copper Mountain |

Photos: Santa Claus visits Copper Mountain

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus celebrate the lighting of the trees in front of the crowds Friday evening at Copper Mountain.
Hugh Carey / |

In spirit of Thanksgiving week, Santa arrived early via the Pisten Bully Snowcat machine at the base of Copper Mountain as families cheered in excitement and smartphones flashed off at a paparazzi rate. The resort’s annual tree lighting ceremony kicked off the holiday season with a few inches of snow ahead of last year; a sign wishes were granted ahead of Christmas.

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