Analysing terrain data
Andy’s Encore is one of the best intermediate runs at Copper Mountain if not one of the best in the country.
Most of the time it’s a fun long challenge for the intermediate with lots of terrain changes, with steeper pitches and flats, groomed or moguled.
From the top of the Super Bee, The Excelerator or Resolution, you’ll see signs for Andy’s Encore.
The first pitch starts off pretty steep for a blue but ends quickly.
Sometimes they leave bumps on the left or the right.
After a quick flat, there is another steeper pitch that also ends quickly into a long flat that goes by the top of the Alpine lift.
Bear a little left at the end of the long flat so you don’t go down Oh, No (unless you want to).
Now comes the steepest pitch, which is clearly visible from the Super Bee, so look good.
This continues to a long flat section that has lots of people since this is a major intersection point.
A fun, easier pitch now widens out but is usually groomed for the run out to the end.
The last pitch is steeper and kind of a bottle neck that takes you to a decision; left back to the American Eagle or right onto Skid Road back to the Super Bee.
The trail is named after Andy Daly, a former Copper employee who eventually became a major player over at Vail