Day One: Ski Cooper

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Ski Cooper12:32 P.M.-1:40 P.M. Vertical: 1,000 feet

Training home of the 10th Mountain Division in the 1940's, Ski Cooper has a friendly and down-home feel to it. The wind finally died down and the sun made a brief appearance as the locals showed us around the mountain.

We rode the Pando Double to mid-mountain where snowmobiles pulled us up to the downhill course. We raced against each other and the clock while the cooks in the lodge grilled burgers for us to take on the road.

Everyone at Ski Cooper was so hospitable and warm, it really made us feel at home. Scott Willoughby summed it up perfectly when he said, "It felt like everyday was Christmas at Cooper."