Woodward at Copper FAQ

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Since I worked at Woodward at Copper, I get a lot of general questions. What a better place to address those questions than on my blog? If you haven't checked out the barn yet, I would highly suggest it. It's the perfect place to progress without killing yourself. Plus, it's the only facility of it's kind in the entire world, so take advantage of it!

For those of you who haven't heard of it, check out this video.

In the summer we have week long camps, as well as drop-in sessions. We did in fact have snow all summer, and had 2 awesome terrain parks. (Add me on facebook for tons of pictures!) During the winter we have day camps Fri-Sun and drop-in sessions everyday from 2pm-8pm. The Sessions start at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00, but get there at least a half hour early, especially if you're coming on the weekend.

*NEW* Woodward at Copper now offers LADIES NIGHT and LOCALS SKATE FREE NIGHT!
Every Wednesday locals can skate free from 6-8pm and every Thursday ladies get 50% off their One Hit Wonder or a drop-in session at 6pm!

Q: The question I'm asked most is probably "So like, how does this work? What do I do?"
A: Well, first you have to go in and take your One Hit Wonder, which is a ONE TIME fee of $69. A One Hit Wonder is a 1hr 45min intro class. We teach you how to use all the equipment (minus skate features) and make sure you know what you're doing. Part of the class is on the gymnastics floor, part on the trampolines, and part on the snowflex. After that, you can come to any of the daily drop-in times for $29.

Q: Do I need to sign a liability waiver to session in the barn?
A: Yes.  Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent/gaurdian to sign their waivers.  Copies of the waivers can be printed off of www.woodwardatcopper.com so your parents can fill it out before you go.

Q: What is snowflex? How does it work?
A: Snowflex is a synthetic surface that feels a lot like thick astroturf, but a lot gnarlier. We coat it with a silicone/water mix to the shredders preference. The more we coat it, the faster you'll go. If you have any wax on your board or skis, we have a table for you to scrape off as much as you can. Otherwise you'll go super slow on the snowflex and your wax will leave a black streak going down the white surface.

Q: Is it true that snowboarding is harder than skiing on snowflex? If so, why?
 A: Yes. Skiers can correct their speed by making a wedge. It's difficult to carve on snowflex because snowboarders have to keep their boards flat or they slide out.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: If you're taking your One Hit Wonder, bring your boots, skis or snowboard, a helmet, and the clothes listed below.

Q: What should I wear?
A: If you are doing your One Hit Wonder, I highly suggest shorts, a T-Shirt, and then sweatpants and a sweatshirt for when you're on the Snowflex. Many people don't take that advice seriously. Snowflex is a very unforgiving material, and if you fall with just shorts on, it will take off your skin and leave a very gnarly wound. The kicker drop is a 43 degree angle, so if you fall at the top, you're going to slide all the way down. I would also highly recommend pipe gloves.

Q: What shouldn't I wear?
A: Jeans, Jewelry, Hats. You are allowed to wear socks while you are on the gym floor or trampolines (except the tumble track), however I wouldn't suggest them. The foam pit will eat them, and it makes the trampolines and floor slippery. Also, don't have anything in your pockets. If you go into the foam pit and lose your phone or keys, you won't get them back. We have 24,000 blocks of foam and the pits are 8+ feet deep. In June I found a pair of goggles that were reported lost in January.

Q: Do I have to take a One Hit Wonder if I just want to jump on the trampolines?

Q: Is there like a season pass or something?
A: No. You can buy a 5 punch pass for $100, which is 5 drop-in sessions for the price of 4. Or a 10 punch pass for $180.

Q: Do I have to take the One Hit Wonder if I just want to skate?
A: No. Anyone can go to the barn and skate all day for $10. Bring your helmet.

Q: Is it true that if you pay $100 more on your Colorado Pass that you get to ride at Woodward?
A: No! I can't count the amount of times I've been asked this question. That rumor is false. The Colorado Pass is for Vail Resorts, Copper Mountain is owned by Intrawest. Also, Woodward is still a Woodward Camp, therefor isn't even affiliated with Copper passes.

2 comments to “Woodward at Copper FAQ”

  • April 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM
    Donovan says:

    The first I visited this blog, I also had a question what means by Woodward at Copper. But, after reading it more, I know that you, Ali, had many questions about what you need to do when you are at Woodward. And I am sure that you have got the answer of your questions now.

  • August 2, 2011 at 9:16 PM
    Pierre says:

    This is my first visit on this blog. And my first impression is I like your blog. Writing that you created is very interesting and I enjoyed reading it until finished. If I was you, I would do the same thing as you. I will do things that are interesting and fun at Woodward.


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