With opening day approaching in less than a week (Saturday, 12/10), don't miss your chance to snag the best deal in the business! The $109 4-Day XP Passes are available only through Friday night, 12/9, so order now at http://skicooper.com/product/xp-pass/. After midnight (MST) Friday, no more XP Passes will be sold!
At Cooper, we love to be "throwbacks." So once we have enough snow in the fall to start packing, we're not afraid to bust out the grooming implement that most ski areas relegated to the boneyard 30 years ago: the roller! Makes light work of packing down a smooth early-season base, seals the snowpack against wind loss, and it's fun to pull! Just have to watch out on those pesky sidehills... you don't want to look in your side mirror to find your roller trying to pass you!
After a rolling or two, we primarily use a "compactor bar" implement to make a nice corduroy surface for early season. Then, once the base is set up and the depth is sufficient, we can move over to our modern mini-fleet of two PistenBully 400 snowcats equipped with "AlpineFlex" Tillers, to provide you with a seamless corduroy experience!
Read more about Cooper's unique grooming philosophy at http://skicooper.com/behind-the-scenes-grooming-and-why-coopers-snow-is-always-so-soft/
And if you've ever wondered what it's like to be a groomer, well... check this out: http://skicooper.com/night-life-snowcat-operator/
Happy Thanksgiving from the Cooper Family! We're thankful for many things, but especially for you, our skiing family, and for the opportunities we have to put smiles on your faces.
And, of course, we're thankful for the snow that fell last night, and the snow in the forecast for Sunday/Monday!
Welcome, Winter! President/GM Dan just couldn't contain himself... had to break out the one-piece!
Keep up those snow dances! If we can get another 6" out of Monday/Tuesday's storm, we'll be out there with roller and c-bar knocking down the 2' tall grass and setting up the base!