Copper Mountain Freeride Series Starts Saturday


Copper Mountain, CO Feb. 3, 2004 -- Copper Mountain Resort kicks off its fourth annual Freeride Series this weekend, providing skiers and snowboarders with an opportunity to compete in a variety of freeride-inspired events. Presented by Shell, men and women competitors will vie for a total of $10,000 in cash and prizes while competing in Snowboardcross, Skiercross, Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Jibfest events. The following is a schedule of events for the Copper Mountain Freeride Series:

February 7 Snowboardcross (snowboarders only)
February 8 Skiercross (skiers only)
March 6 Jibfest
March 13 Halfpipe
March 14 Slopestyle

Those interested in participating in the series may register on the day of each event from 8 to 9 a.m. Registration will be held at Jack's Slopeside Grill, located in Copper One Lodge in The Village at Copper. Entry fee is $30 for the snowboardcross and skiercross events and $25 per event for the jibfest, halfpipe and slopestyle events. Special racers' lift tickets are available for $29. All events begin at 10 a.m. following a mandatory rider briefing at the top of the course at 9:45 a.m. Helmets are required in all events. An awards ceremony will take place in the Burning Stones Plaza immediately following the end of each competition.

For more information on the Copper Mountain Freeride Series, call (800) 459-8386 ext. 4INFO or visit