Copper Mountain Colorado

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Trails

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

The Good 

  • Early season skiing supported by extensive snowmaking
  • Ideal resort for intermediates
  • Naturally divided ski terrain (beginner, intermediate, advanced terrain all separated)
  • Free snowcat Friday-Sunday! Gives access to above-treeline skiing when there's snow
  • Laid-back atmosphere and family-friendly

The Bad

  • Slightly less snow compared to other Summit County ski resorts
  • Solid ski area, but with no real standout runs
  • Mellow après ski scene

Find Freshies: Freshies get tracked out quick here, so take the snowcat and hike up to Tucker Mountain for the best fresh stuff

Ditch the Crowds: The base area lifts can quite busy and the runs under the American Eagle lift can get crowded. Instead, opt for lifts like Super Bee, Resolution and Alpine. They sit on the edge of the resort and give access to advanced terrain and long mogul runs. 

Local's Pick: Start off under the Sierra lift and dive into the trees at the bottom of Kaboom, where you'll find the snow stays fresh all thanks to Copper's north facing aspect. 

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 82 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

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How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
JSJo S.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 30, 2018
I came here for a family trip in January, conditions were fabulous, minimal ice, I like how the mountain is set up by levels, which makes it extremely easier to be able to stick to one area without getting lost. We had several beginners, intermediates and advanced in my family so... More
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

Lifts

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

Elevation

Base
9,712 feet
Summit
12,312 feet
Vertical drop
2,600 feet

Terrain

Total runs
142
Terrain Parks
6
Longest Run
2 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,490 acres
Snowmaking Area
364 acres
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