Copper Mountain, CO…October 31, 2003… Copper Mountain opened to the public for the winter season tomorrow, Saturday, November 1, 2003. Although race teams from around the country have been training on the mountain since Friday, October 24, 2003, this will be the first time skiing and riding will be made available to the general public. From 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. skiers and riders will have access to the Ptarmigan Trail, located on the upper portion of the mountain served by the Excelerator lift. Due to race training, the Copperopolis trail will open to the public as well by mid-day. Skiing and riding will be limited to the top half of the mountain and visitors will upload and download the American Eagle lift.

Back for another season, jibbers can session the resort’s jib park, temporarily located adjacent to Solitude Station at the top of the American Eagle lift. Five features will be up this weekend and more will be added in the coming weeks. Snow and colder temperatures are predicted throughout the coming days which should allow the resort to open additional terrain as conditions permit. Opening weekend lift ticket prices are $31.

For those still wishing to purchase a Rocky Mountain Super Pass, time is limited. The pass, which gives skiers and riders access to Copper Mountain and Winter Park Resort, is still on sale for $334 for adults (ages 14 and over) and $144 for children through November 9, 2003. After that date, they will no longer be available at any price. Copper Mountain adult season passes (ages 14 and over) with no restrictions can be purchased for $274, and children’s passes (ages 6-13) for $144. After November 9, Copper Mountain season passes will still be available, but at a higher rate.

For more information on Copper Mountain and the resort’s opening day, call (800) 458-8386 or visit www.coppercolorado.com.