By Annie Fast
Copper Mountain, CO, November 26, 2011: Standing at the top of the superpipe at Copper Mountain today is like having a window into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Most of the members of the U.S. Freeskiing and Snowboarding Half Pipe teams along with top athletes from around the world are here taking their turns dropping in. These guys and girls are not wasting any time shaking the rust off from a long summer, boosting high above the 22′ pipe walls, spinning, grabbing and tweaking in order to master their tricks. Hopefully all this practice will pay off at the upcoming Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 5th – 10th. Until then, we can watch in amazement as these athletes put deposits down on their future Olympic dreams. For a live look-in on the action check out our CenterVillage webcam, watch from the lift or drop-in shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world.
Photo Credit: Transworld Snowboarding
Copper Mountain is a Colorado ski resort located in Summit County, Colorado, 75 miles west of Denver in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With 2,450 acres of ski and snowboard terrain Copper is perfect for your Colorado winter ski vacation or summer vacation getaway. Copper offers shopping, dining, convenient lodging and family activities, including snow tubing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking, biking and rafting in the summer. Copper Mountain operates under permit from the U.S. Forest Service in the White River National Forest.