Copper Mountain’s entire ethos is about having maximum amount of fun possible while you’re on their turf. They’ve got a world-class gem of a mountain, cutting edge off-snow facilities and a super-friendly vibe from the ground up. Be sure to look into everything Copper offers from endless tree skiing to indoor aerial training gyms and blissful spa days. Copper Mountain definitely delivers in spades.
Address: 209 10 Mile Cir, Frisco, CO 80443
Resort window prices for tickets: Adult Full Day: $104, Adult Half Day: $89, Child/Senior: $60. View Liftopia deals.
Acres: 2,465 acres of skiable terrain
Vertical Feet: 2,601 feet
Base elevation: 9,712 feet
Number of Trails: Over 140 Marked Trails (21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert)
Number of Lifts: 23 total (1 six-person, high-speed lift; 4 high-speed quads; 5 triple chairlifts; 5 double chairlifts and 7 surface lifts)
Terrain park? Pipe? Copper’s Park and Pipe offerings include the Main Vein Superpipe, Woodward at Copper Terrain Park, Eagle Jib Park, the Jibberish Park and Kidz Terrain Park. Copper’s main terrain park Woodward at Copper, is located on the Loverly trail accessed by the American Flyer lift.
Average Snow: 269 inches/year
Snow making %: 331 acres
Ski School Offerings: Great ski school with something for everyone, and top class freestyle training.
Their Ski & Ride University, made for those who are completely new to the sport, includes 3 lessons with lift tickets and rentals, a free Season Pass upon completion of the program, as well as other mountain perks for only $199.
Adult Seasonal Classes include the Bump Buster Camps (to become a better mogul skier), Women’s Wednesday Programs (available to all ability levels), and the Over The Hill Gang (the #1 Senior program in the USA).
Competition and Training Programs include Club Racing And Custom Race Camps, Village Race Series, Fun Cross, and their Public Race Arena & Nastar.
Activities Other Than Skiing: Tubing, ski biking and all of the usual suspects, but the real standout is Woodward At Copper indoor aerial gym. Check out their list of activities to see what activities are offered on or around the mountain.
Average On-Mountain Lunch Price: $10-12
Best Place to Park: Numerous parking lots outside of base village, with free shuttles.
Resort Trivia/Random Facts: Copper’s official mantra is Practice Bromance. High fives and fist bumps are plentiful.
First Chair/Run You Should Ski: Up American Flyer Chair to access Hallelujah
What time to be first tracks on a pow day: 8:15 AM, but watch out for the crowds on the weekends
Best Powder Stashes: Hallelujah, Spaulding Bowl
Best Tree Runs: Enchanted Forest and 17 Glade
Secret Hike-To Spots: Hike the ridge and be rewarded with countless drop-in options at Copper Bowl
Around the Resort:
Most Convenient Airports: 50 minutes from Eagle County Airport or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Denver International
Best Place for Après: Incline Bar & Grill for their drink specials, large selection of CO beer, and great food. Go for après and stay for dinner.
Best Nightlife: Copper is very much a resort village so there are no nightclubs
Best Place to Eat: JJs Rocky Mountain Tavern – the best bar food at Copper
Best Value Play for Food & Drinks: Incline Bar & Grill
Most Interesting Place to Eat: T-Rex Grill – no nonsense grill with a large on-mountain sun deck
Best Place to Recover (a la spas, hot springs, etc.): Coffee and hand baked pastries at the Belgian Bean, then Copper Spa for the day
Who are you? Red Rainey, Hyper resourceful snowboarder, blogger, and social connector.
Where do you come from? UK.
Why do you know the resort well? Now on his 5th winter as an Aspen Snowmass #ContentCrew team rider, he is well versed on the subject of the Rocky Mountains. Most recently, he led The Ski Week’s tour across North America, scouting a long list of resorts for their very best in terrain, lifestyle and overall vibe.