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2/28/21 -- Ski Cooper, CO -- New "Tennessee Creek Basin" terrain

BushMogulMaster

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www.patricktorsell.com
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Ski Cooper, CO
Date
Feb 28, 2021
Snow Conditions
  1. Packed Powder
I posted a few photos from Tennessee Creek Basin ("TCB") last season soon after it opened. Since I've returned to Cooper full-time, I wanted to get a little video footage as well, so I snagged the camera from Marketing and grabbed my brother for a few runs (feel free to skip my babbling at the beginning... since much of our other in-bounds terrain is lower angle, we're trying to do a bit of skier education before the spring break crowds arrive):

 

catskillman

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Since most folks do not know Cooper exists, confusing it with Copper, a bit of the 10th mountain history or even Leadville would make it stand out and certainly more interesting.

Hope to visit again soon !
 

jimk

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Nice terrain addition. The installation of that cool expert's tbar at Cooper dropped off my radar in the year of covid. Glad to see it's a success and should draw some skiers looking for a little gnar.
 

jaytrem

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Awesome, can't wait to get back there! Great place to ski on holiday weekends.
 

dblskifanatic

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My son and I skied that several time last season before the shut down and the trees are really goo with decent pitch. We used to ski Cooper a few times per season using the GEMS Card (two BOGOs per card). First time my wife and I tried it they got like 3 feet of snow and the trees were tight which made it interesting.. It is a great add!

So Patrick, I remember you from when we skied there the first time prior to moving to Colorado. Looked you up the following season but you had left. Wished I would have stopped by and inquired last season. You had pointed out Powder keg for us to ski which as great. My son and I skied Paradise, Solstice and Viper in Tennessee Gap. Was happy to see that addition. My wife skied Viper with deep snow - not the narrow trail but the trees and that was a little tougher.


We skied there every season for the past 5 years - it was like a little secret with no lift lines.
 
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Cornhead

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Nice vid, I had a Freedom Pass CO ski safari all planned out last March, Cooper was an option...guess I should've gone in February ☹️ I see Cooper and Sunlight are still members, Purgatory and Hesperus are gone.
 
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