Powder shots from opening day at Copper Mountain | SummitDaily.com

Powder shots from opening day at Copper Mountain

Opening Day by the numbers

Original opening day: Nov. 6

Rescheduled opening day: Nov. 13

2nd rescheduled opening day: Nov. 11

Snowfall since Nov. 6: 14-plus inches

Snowfall overnight: 7 inches

Snowfall on opening day: 2-3 inches

Open Runs: 2 (Rhapsody and Main Vein)

Open lifts: 1 (American Eagle)

Vertical feet of terrain: 1,900

Free donuts: 400

Free cups of cocoa: 400-plus

Terrain park features: 3

When Copper Mountain postponed opening day by a week, it was enough to make faithful skiers, snowboarders and nearly a dozen visiting ski teams nervous about the season to come. But Mother Nature intervened, bringing 14 inches of snow in less than a week and another 7 inches the night before first chair. You know what that means: Powder Day.

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