07 Apr, 2010
Timing worked out perfectly that I could spend today on the mountain just in time to check out the USASA Nationals at Copper. I did take a couple laps at Breckenridge this morning, before heading over to Copper to take in the afternoon of riding, Nationals and the Monster Mash pipe contest (look for that post next!).
Copper is holding the USASA Nationals this past week which means boardercross, slopestyle, halfpipe, racing for snowboarders of all ages competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze. I arrived to Copper, hit up the Windell’s tent to say hi to Tim Windell and then ran right into the Carrigan family where Maggie Rose had just taken home 2nd place for Giant Salom.
We headed up to take a lap on the mountain which was beautiful out today. I ended up taking a good couple laps for the afternoon to check out the events that were ending, like slopestyle and boardercross.
Boardercross start area packed with friends and family rooting on
Props to Never Summer’s RC who was in Alaska and flew back to judge the USASA Nationals. I found him right at the top of the jumps during their practice runs.
On the run down, they had the Air Bag set up so that competitors could practice jumping and get a feel for it. It was funny to watch since it was covered in snow but the riders were stoked on it.
I ended up the day with heading to the Monster Mash Pipe Invitational to watch the alumni USASA athletes like Danny Kass throw down before heading home to Steamboat. It was definitely a lot to take in and travel for one day at Copper but well worth it with a fun ending.