U.S. Ski & Snowboard has designated Woodward Copper Mountain resort in Colorado and Woodward Park City in Utah as official training centers for the national governing body’s athletes through January 2025.
The agreement will see athletes from U.S. Ski & Snowboard training at Woodward Copper and Woodward Park City leading to the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Italy. The partnership with Woodward gives U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes new tools and indoor and outdoor high-performance training venues to progress through the next four-year cycle.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Woodward to elevate our freeski and snowboard athletes’ training,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle, Freeski and Snowboard Director Jeremy Forster. “Woodward’s facilities at Copper Mountain and in Park City will provide key year-round training for our Pro and Rookie Team athletes for years to come.”
Woodward Copper has its Superpipe and Central Park zones as well as two new airbag training zones for elite-level halfpipe and big air athletes, which offers some of the best and most consistent training for freeskiers and snowboarders. Woodward Park City has a 66,000-square-foot indoor Action Sports Hub comprised of trampolines, foam pits and proprietary training tools, along with the outdoor Mountain Park, which includes a superpipe and big air jump.
“Our partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard is stronger than ever and we’re proud to provide even more world-class training opportunities for their athletes,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain. “For decades, we’ve looked forward to hosting U.S. Team athletes for training and competition each season. It is our privilege to expand this partnership, and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team is a big reason why we are considered the Athlete’s Mountain.”
“Woodward Park City was built with the intention of empowering and inspiring the next generation of action sports athletes,” said Woodward Park City General Manager Phoebe Mills. “This partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard furthers our commitment to current and future U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and encourages local youth to dream big.”