About Ski Cooper Resort
Ski Cooper is oriented towards beginners and family. It is a small mountain at only 400 acres but offers up a quality 1200 feet of vertical. Ski Cooper is an affordable and nearby alternative to the crowded resorts in Summit County Colorado. Ski Cooper is located about 10 minutes past Leadville, CO and offers striking views of the largest mountains in Colorado: Mount Elbert and Mount Massive.
The mountain has two main lifts that each meet at the top one peak. From here you choose one of two ridges to go down. The mountain is pretty tame with mostly blue/green groomers. Even the black diamonds are questionable and could probably be labeled as a blue.
There is a decent amount of tree skiing at Ski Cooper. You can duck into most of the trees between the runs and possibly find some fresh lines days after a storm.
Ski Cooper's terrain park is small and a good place to learn the basics. There are several rails ranging in difficulty at Ski Cooper.
SKi Cooper is home to the Chicago Ridge Snow Cat tours. If you feel like dropping a few hundred bucks, you are guaranteed an epic time in the backcountry.
Ski Cooper has a base restaurant with a food court and a bar. Prices are reasonable. Nearby Leadville offers a wider selection of restaurants and lodging accommodations. Leadville is an old mining town at an altitude of 10,200 feet.
There are usually nice discounts for Ski Cooper on the GEM's Card (available each season for $10 from Coloradoski.com).
MTgnar Rating: 3 out of 5
Ski Cooper Mountain in the summer.
Ski Cooper Ski Area Location
Ski Cooper Mountain Info
Base Elevation: 10500 feet / 3200 meters
Summit Elevation: 11700 feet / 3566 meters
Vertical Drop: 1200 feet / 366 meters
Annual Snowfall: 280 inches / 711 cm
Area: 400 acres / 1618743 m2
Hours of Operation: 9am-4pm
Season: mid November - early April
Top of Tennessee Pass on Highway 24,
10 miles north of Leadville
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Colorado's best recreation guide
Snow lizard built at Ski Cooper.
The Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours opererates on the Contiental Divide.