After a much needed night of sleep, it was off to Copper Mountain for a day of skiing. Bob was able to pick up a ski lift day pass on Craigs List from someone that had to cancel their day of skiing so off him and Ryan went. This was Bob's first time at Copper Mountain it he said it was very compared to Winter Park where he usually skis. They had a great time there. Here is a little information about Copper Mountain Ski Resort:
Copper Mountain is what the locals call “a nearly perfect mountain”, one of Colorado’s best ski areas. In 1971, Chuck Lewis, Copper’s founder, negotiated a deal to purchase 280 acres at the base of the mountain for the ski area. That summer, the initial construction began on the ski trails. Over the years, new lifts were added and Copper grew to its current size of 2,433 acres. Then, in 1997, the resort was purchased by Intrawest – a worldwide leader in resort operations and development. Colorado natives appreciate Copper Mountain and the short lift lines, the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful and spacious terrain. The US Forest Service says, “The mountain has good snow and sparse tree cover created by old burns, which offers a tremendous opportunity to create natural type runs that blend in with the surrounding countryside.”
Sunday was a day of church and opening CHRISTmas presents. Then Monday was back to St. Louis.
Of course, Bob does not take photos. So all the photos used above were taken from the internet. They are not actual photos from his trip but photos of the places he visited.