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

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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
JVJustin V.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Incredible terrain for all types of riders. The little city at the bottom of the hill makes the resort cozy and makes you really feel like you're in a winter wonderland. Easy access with buses to all the towns nearby on I-70 and friendly people everywhere at a great price. ... More
CConnor
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
One of the most accessible places in Colorado to ski a wide variety of great terrain. I've spent 4 years going here 30+ days a year and never seem to run out of great lines and fun runs. They have great lodging specials and a very relaxed and unpretentious vibe in the villages at... More
RFRob F.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Copper is great, probably my favorite resort. There are so many options for skiers of all levels, from a great back bowl to a learn to ski zone. One of the best parts of Copper is that there is a free snow cat for those of you who love the backcountry experience. ... More
CJCollin J.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
I grew up riding at copper mountain, it was a great place to learn how to ride. There is a wide variety of terrain, and I was able to progress from riding groomers to riding steep glades and cliff drops. I still enjoy going back to copper!... More
JBJeffrey B.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
After staying at the resort for five days and experiencing other resorts from Vancouver to Mt Killington. Very good snow with a very good bass very good grooming nice park The best half pipe I’ve ever seen 20 feet walls. ... More
DSDavis S.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
I love Copper, they have a variety of terrain and a free cat for some back country fun. They also have a good begginer terrain park as well as an awesome terrain park for the much more advanced.... More
CBCody B.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Copper has been my go to resort in the past. The terrain has many different features. The village had standard resort fare for lunch/dinner. I would recommend Copper to my family and friends. ... More
CJCaleb J.
expert skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Copper mountain is the best of the non-big resorts! It’s small enough that you don’t get the crowds of Breck and Keystone, but big enough that you get a great variety of terrain.... More
IFIsaiah F.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
This is a great place can't wait to come back. Brought the family and the kids a couple years ago loved it. They are still talking about it and keep asking when we can come back. ... 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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