Copper Mountain Colorado

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 81 reviews

Trails

Beginner
21%
Intermediate
25%
Advanced / Expert
54%
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Overview

What makes Copper Mountain unique is its natural mountain topography which naturally divides ski areas based on ability. Advanced trails are in the east, beginners on the right and intermediates in between! Beginners don’t need to worry about taking a wrong turn and end up in over their heads, while advanced skiers can go all out without avoiding novices. For the experts, Copper has some killer off-piste terrain, including bowls and hike-to terrain with CAT access. The resort also has its fair share of terrain parks with everything from a beginner level small sculpted terrain park, to a super pipe for the park rats, to a year-round indoor facility with free-skiing and foam pits. Copper definitely has the terrain variety to keep a squad busy, no matter the skill level. The second draw card for Copper is early season skiing - its snowmaking capabilities coupled with the cold conditions and north-facing aspect ensures there is powder that stays fresh. I mean, the US ski team goes to Copper for early season training - so who are we to argue?

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Lifts

High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
5
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts
8

Elevation

Base
9712 feet
Summit
12312 feet
Vertical drop
2600 feet

Terrain

Total runs
142
Terrain Parks
6
Longest Run
2.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
2490 acres
Snowmaking Area
364 acres

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JOJordan O.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Been riding at Copper for years and it has never disappointed. Great naturally divided terrain keeps everyone pretty separated throughout the mountain. Awesome groomers on those sunny Colorado days, and great back bowls on those deep days. The trees could be a little better but... More
PHPeter H.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Wonderful long well kept runs, glorious and beautiful terrain. Definately one of the best resorts in Summit county. Parking and access was easy, lift tickets are 50% off if you have a buddy with a season pass - I did not and paid $105, but the runs made this resort still worth... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Really good back country access! Head to the east part of the mountain for more advanced runs and fun in the bowls. Plenty of areas to hike to and even CAT options available although I only hiked when I went. Some nice areas for beginners too.... More
JJustin
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Copper seems to have the best overall experience for all levels of any of the Colorado that I've ridden. From gentle greens to cat serviced yet in-bounds Tucker Mountain, this resort has something to offer every level of skier/rider. ... More
ECEduardo C.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
What else is there to say about copper mountain besides the fact that is is most definitely huge! There were so many people when I went to snowboard with some friends but nonetheless parking wasn't an issue nor was waiting in a line for a long time at any of the lifts. They had a... More
ZFZeb F.
advanced skier
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
Copper is a great mountain for the family and beginners, as it has a ton of mellow terrain for people to learn on. It is also very easily accessible being right off of I-70 a short drive from Denver.... More
KDKevin D.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 26, 2017
Been to most everything in Colorado and Copper is a great, no BS place with great staff and terrain. Always a “go to” when I head to Colorado that I highly recommend. ... More
MGMike G.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 25, 2017
I love this mountain. It is never overcrowded. The trails are challenging and enjoyable. I am currently moving to Breckenridge. If I won a pass...Holy shit that would be wicked awsome.... More
MGMike G.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 25, 2017
I love this place. When other mountains are crowded, Copper is always like a private spot. The trails are challenging and enjoyable. I would definitely move from San Diego to Breckenridge area if I won a pass.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
When you are looking for a Colorado ski trip or destination you should definitely consider Copper. Has every type of terrain to suite every level of rider or skier and in abundance. Since the mountain is so expansive you can avoid the crowds most of the time, but of course can... More
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