Colorado ski trip: Day 2, Copper Mountain
We spent today at Copper Mountain Ski Resort, a good start to the week, I think. Copper Mountain is about 75 miles west of Denver. It has 126 runs, a majority of which are blue, black or double black trails. It has almost 2,500 square acres of ski area. In addition, for this ski season, Copper became an official training venue for the U.S. Ski Team.
When we went today, Copper was hosting a Special Olympics winter event, giving some athletes a chance to qualify for the World Special Olympics in South Korea next year. As we rode the ski lifts, we got to see some stellar athletes skiing in the giant slalom event.
As I type this out, my knees, shins and ankles are aching from skiing all day at Copper. Sneak peek at what I spent my day doing: