PHOTOS: Powder day at Copper Mountain |

PHOTOS: Powder day at Copper Mountain

A tele skier frees her heel as she makes her way down Bittersweet at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 following a 3-day storm that dropped up to two feet of snow in the High Country. All four Summit County ski resorts are now open and continue to open more terrain daily with a combination of natural and man-made snow. Interstate 70 and the Tenmile Range can be seen through the clouds in the background.
Mark Fox | Summit Daily News

Copper Mountain had 14 inches of new snow to play in Wednesday morning, and our photographer Mark Fox just had to get out and have a look.

Meanwhile, Vail Mountain announced its opening day Friday will feature 1,150 acres of terrain – quite a bit more than they’d announced earlier this week. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, skiers and snowboarders will have access to the following lifts and portions of terrain in these areas on Vail Mountain:

Avanti Express Lift (#2)

Wildwood Express Lift (#3)

Mountaintop Express Lift (#4)

Game Creek Express Lift (#7)

Born Free Express Lift (#8)

Northwoods Express Lift (#11)

Little Eagle Lift (#15)

Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16)

Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)

Additional terrain will open to the public as soon as conditions and weather permit. Both the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas will be open including lift ticket/season pass and ski school offices. The Small World Nursery will be open at the Golden Peak Children’s Center.

Eagle’s Nest, Buffalo’s, Wildwood and the Look Ma level of Mid-Vail will be open for on-mountain dining beginning Friday. Express Lift at Mountain Plaza will also be open.

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