The Park & Pipe Scene at Copper Mountain, Colorado

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Page Title: The Park & Pipe Scene at Copper Mountain, Colorado
Page Synopsis: An overview of the terrain park & half pipe scene at Copper Mountain, Colorado.



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The Park & Pipe Scene at Copper Mountain

There is a reason Transworld SNOWboarding ranked Copper as one of the Top Ten Snowboarding Destinations in North America in last year's travel guide. And why Ski Magazine's readers ranked Copper's terrain park #7 in North America in 2002. In addition to the 2,450 acres of freeriding terrain available to skiers and snowboarders, Copper also has world-class terrain parks and a Superpipe that rival any in the country. That's right, plural. Copper has three terrain parks catering to freeriders of varying abilities and interests as well as a world-class, Superpipe.

Copper has been committed to the progression of its park and pipe scene for years. As a result, the resort's parks and pipe continue to keep pace with the rapidly evolving freeride movement. One of the distinctive features of Copper's terrain parks is that they are a collaborative effort between the Copper Freeride Team - a group of professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders - and Copper's expert park crew. Together they have designed a terrain park with two words in mind - progression and flow.

Copper's main terrain park, located on the Loverly trail, has three distinct lines that run through it: On the left, a beginner track with mini-kickers and small rails allow riders to learn the basics before moving on to the bigger lines. In the center, medium-sized kickers and jumps enable skiers and riders to improve gradually. And on the right, giant tabletops and a hip feature offer potential for as much air as riders can handle. Halfway through the park, a rail section boasts a variety of flat, kinked and rainbow rails as well as a 20-foot quarterpipe with a fun box on top. Sprinkled throughout the park are a number of additional features of varying sizes and degrees of difficulty, all designed for optimum flow.

At the end of the park riders will find Copper's Superpipe - 430 feet long with 17-foot-high walls. Last season the resort stepped up their efforts and purchased a Super Pipe Dragon to provide a bigger and better halfpipe experience for freeskiers and riders. In addition, a dedicated snowcat was purchased for use in the pipe and terrain parks only, allowing for nightly grooming if needed. Word on the street last season was that it was one of the best maintained pipes in Colorado.

A smaller, less intimidating terrain park was added last season on the Roundabout trail. Back again this season, the park is accessed from the Lumberjack lift. This terrain park is designed to give newbies a place of their own, where they can hone their skills comfortably before heading to the Loverly Park to hang with the big guns.

For those skiers and riders that can't get enough of the limelight, a third terrain park is available. Strategically placed in full view of The Village at Copper on the Main Vein trail, a sequence of hits culminates with the Hollywood Big Air Hit. Appropriately named, the Hollywood Hit attracts plenty of attention, as it is the main source of entertainment for visitors lunching and enjoying the aprés festivities on the deck of Jack's Slopeside Bar & Grill.





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