When the Winter Dew Tour and Toyota US Grand Prix return this season, competing athletes hope to earn a berth at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, according to a press release from Copper. Both events are free and open to the public and return after being canceled last winter during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Grand Prix will welcome halfpipe skiers and snowboarders from December 9 to 11. The event will be followed by the Dew Tour, which runs from December 16 to 19 and features half-pipe and slopestyle competitions, as well as adapted snowboard competitions for men and women and a nighttime street-style jam session.
According to a Dew Tour statement, Olympic snowboarders Shaun White, Julia Marino and Silverthorne local Red Gerard are scheduled to compete in the Winter Dew Tour with skiers Maggie Voisin, Alex Hall and Alex Ferreira.
Before the resort opens for the winter season on November 22, it will host downhill ski racing training in mid-October, including the opening of the US Ski Team Speed Center. University teams, US men’s and women’s alpine ski teams and national teams from Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Slovenia will be at the Copper for practice.
High level training and Olympic qualifying events contribute to Copper’s new brand image as “the mountain of the athlete”.
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