Copper Mountain operations put the finishing touches on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Oct. 30 in preparation for a Halloween open to the world-class training venue (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 30) – Copper Mountain operations put the finishing touches on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Halloween opening of the only full-length downhill training facility available anywhere in the world this early in the season. The October kick off is nearly a full two weeks earlier than last season, allowing U.S. Ski Team athletes like Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY), Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) bonus time on-snow prior to the North American Audi FIS Alpine World Cup swing. Copper Mountain pass holders will get an exclusive chance to ski on the world-class facility Wednesday along with U.S. Ski Team athletes after winning the opportunity through an online contest.