Ski Cooper wrapped up its 76th season on Sunday to sunny skies and warm temperatures. The ski mountain received 339 inches of snow this season, 100 more inches than last year.
Closing day skiers dressed up in their best “gaper” day outfits including animal onesies and vintage garb. Some participants went shirtless; others wore shorts.
Ski Cooper’s 2018-2019 skier visits increased from last season, marking the seventh consecutive year of increased visitation.
The resort is currently waiting on a signed decision notice from the U.S. Forest Service before starting construction on the Wayback Pod Improvement Project.
The project, which includes 35.7 acres of conventional terrain and 11.1 acres of gladed terrain on the back side of the mountain, will add a t-bar surface lift and a ski patrol headquarters upgrade.
Assuming Ski Cooper receives signed USFS approval, the resort will cut trails and install the t-bar this summer in order to open the new terrain for the 2019-2020 season.