Copper opens 22′ pipe for 2011/2012 season

It’s pretty amazing to see the photos coming from Copper at their already-open 22 foot half pipe.

Most of the members of the U.S. Freeskiing and Snowboarding Half Pipe teams along with top athletes from around the world are here taking their turns dropping in. These guys and girls are not wasting any time shaking the rust off from a long summer, boosting high above the 22′ pipe walls, spinning, grabbing and tweaking in order to master their tricks. Hopefully all this practice will pay off at the upcoming Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.

Photo Credit: Copper Mountain