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Colorado - # of open runs to expect the first week of December?
I'm really excited to be snowboarding at Copper Mountain the first week of December, the first day on the mountain being December 1st, 2017. According to the website as of right now (Nov 15, 2017) there are only 3 runs open, all 3 being of blue level difficulty.
Does anyone have any input on how many runs we should expect to be open as of December 1st based on previous history and the current weather predictions?
My bf and I are both beginners and expect to spend most of our time on the green, beginner level runs, none of which are currently open, but are mostly looking forward to experience a variety of runs that Colorado have to offer.
Being that our main reason to go to Colorado is because of the large resorts and getting to spend the 3 days exploring the mountain, I was a little discouraged to see only 3 runs open at this time.
Can anyone share any info on what to expect for number of runs, and difficulty level to be open the first week of December?
I'd say the whole mountain is usually open around January. December 1st there might be 5 - 10 runs and a few lifts running. It all depends on the weather so Idk.
I wouldn't worry too much about the green runs, as long as the snow crews there have been busy, and I believe they have, they should have a few beginner runs open for you. In terms of total snow, its still too early to tell you what the conditions will be like. For example Copper got 31 inches of snow total in November last year, but they had two nice 6 inch storms to beef those numbers up. Its all going to depend on Mo'Nature
1. Don't be a snowboarder on NS
2. Blue and Green Runs are about the same, so for some reason if copper can't get anything open (highly unlikely) blue and green runs are pretty much the same thing.
It will be interesting to see what sort of progress the snow-makers will have in the coming weeks, especially with regards to opening up more terrain. Unfortunately Copper's main priority this early in the season is opening up training runs for race teams, as well as devoting a ton of time and energy to blowing snow for the upcoming half pipe and bigair grand prix events. So unless it starts dumping in the next few weeks, I can't imagine that they would have more than a few additional runs open off of AM.Eagle. Although there is a chance they might get Union creek open which does serve more beginner terrain. Sparknotes: newbs will not have much fun during CO preseason
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