Copper Mountain, Colorado--Copper Mountain is pleased to play host to the US Olympic Snowboarding team as they train for the 2006 Winter Olympics. The nation’s best riders will christen the new Main Vein Superpipe set to open Friday, December 2, 2005. “We look forward to providing a pipe for athletes to train in, says Youth Marketing Coordinator Java Fernandez. “This is the first year for the new pipe and we couldn’t ask for more of a grand opening than to have so many Olympic hopefuls breaking it in for us.

Standing at 18.5 feet and 500 feet. long, the Main Vein Superpipe provides a challenging and exciting addition to Copper’s diverse terrain, which includes the Catalyst Superpipe, the Catalyst Terrain Park, and the Eagle Jib Park. The Main Vein Superpipe starts at a width of 55 feet and expands into 75 feet, is certain to please Copper’s local pipe riders and visitors alike, and proves why Copper has a reputation as one of the best resorts in North America. As local shedder David says, “I come for the piste but stay for the pipe!

Special thanks to the Copper Mountain partners and the US Forest Service who worked exceptionally hard in the planning and execution stages of making the Main Vein Superpipe a reality.