Opinion: C’mon Copper, tell it like it is!

Despite a few cuts, skiers and riders will still find awesome spring conditions at Copper Mountain during the last few weekends of the season.

Some Copper skiers not happy with late-season cuts in hours, terrain

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — This is a story about perception and reality, inspired by Copper Mountain’s recent announcement that it will close down part of the mountain and shorten the hours of operation on most of its lifts during the last couple of weeks of the season.

Copper outlined its decision in this blog post and in an email to property owners, claiming the decision was made to provide “safer and more enjoyable conditions.”

In a year when the resort reported its best snowfall in recent memory, the blog post also claims that coverage on some slopes is dwindling, and that closing terrain will help prevent equipment damage. The post also makes reference to the fact that this year’s closing date is unusually late. Continue reading

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