About Copper Mountain Ski Resort
Copper Mountain is a favorite ski resort for many locals in Colorado. It is the least crowded resort in Summit County (out of Arapahoe Basin, Keystone Resort, and Breckenridge) and arguably the best.
The terrain at Copper is naturally devided from easy to difficult. Most of the beginner terrain is on the right side of the resort looking at trail map or far skier-left. On the opposite skier-right side of resort would be the black dimaond runs.
There is some hike-to terrain from the top of the back bowls where you can get some serious lines on powder days. Copper offers free Snow Cat rides to even greater powder on certain days during the season, mostly weekends.
The trees at Copper are pretty good, and are better on the back side of the mountain. Beginners will find plenty of blues and greens cruisers to lap.
Copper Mountain has three base villages and an O.K. mountain village feel to it. For charm and an old mining town in Summit County, head to Breckenridge. There are also plenty of dining options in the nearby towns around Copper. The historic town of Leadville, CO is also not far away (about 30min) and is home to Ski Cooper.
There are acouple places to eat on mountain and plenty of places down at the base villages. At the bottom of the Timerberline Express chairlift is a great place to grab a pint and relax on beach chairs in the Spring Time. It is located on the front-right side of the mountain (Skier left). Typical ski town prices for beverages and food.
Copper Mountain and buddy resort Winter Park, often offer 2 for 1 lift ticket deals. Do a quick search on Google to see what you can find. Some Shell gas sations in the area also offer a 2 for 1 lift ticket at Copper Mountain with gas purchase (I saw the deal at a Shell Gas station in Idaho Springs, CO in 2011).
MTgnar Rating: 4 out of 5
Copper Mountain Ski Area Location
Copper Mountain Info
Base Elevation: 9712 feet / 2960 meters
Summit Elevation: 12313 feet / 3753 meters
Vertical Drop: 2601 feet / 793 meters
Area: 2465 acres / 9975501 m2
Annual Snowfall: 284 inches / 721 cm
Hours of Operation: 8:30/9am-4pm
Season: early November to mid April
P.O. Box 3001
2nd Fl Admin, 209 Ten Mile Circle
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
Main Phone Number: 866-841-2481
Shredding Copper Mountain (I-70 in background).
Copper Mountain central village.
Copper Mountain 2010 USASA Nationals Slopestyle.
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Copper Mountain hiking access bowls.
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Setting up to jump a booter on Copper's back-side.
The central village at Copper Mountain Resort.