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

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Accessibility

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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

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Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

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Family Friendliness
AHArtie H.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Naturally divided terrain gives skiers and riders of all abilities top to bottom skiing. Just off I-70 its extremely easy to get to. Only unfortunate part is you must take a shuttle from the free parking lot or pay to park in a lot close to the hill. ... More
JJason
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
This is the last great family friendly resort in Colorado that has not been ruined by Vail Resorts. The resort is great for families that have a mixture of different levels. The lodging and facilities are top notch and won’t break the bank. ... More
CEChris E.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
I love going to Copper Mountain for my annual ski vacation. It never disappoints! There are plenty of runs and the lifts move quickly. Definitely love the powder days that are relatively frequent at Copper. I can't wait for this season. ... More
KGKevin G.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
I've been a ski instructor at Copper for the past 5 years. The division of terrain is great for all levels of skier. The ski school and people who run the resort are top notch and very eager to make their resort even better. Great snow, great terrain, easy to get to, and great... More
SKScott K.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Copper Mountain is the best mountain in Colorado in my opinion. It’s unique layout from East, Center & West village allows for skiers/riders of all levels to pick which side they want to explore. Great mountain!!... More
ABAdam B.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Terrain is varied and has something for everyone. A solidly designed lift system allows wick access from different parts of the mountain affording the opportunity to ski vastly different terrain without ridding multiple lifts. ... More
RRyan
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
This was one of the most memorable snowbaording experiences ever. We went as a group there was 5 of us my brother,a buddy of mine and two dudes from the Metherlamds. We stayed up on the mountain and had the time of our lives. I just happened to be college week and there was... More
NANick A.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Copper Mountain was amazing! It was well groomed and had amazing tree runs -with unbelievable amounts of fresh powder. Short lines also made for plenty of runs. It was overall the best experience i've had at any resort... More
ESEric S.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Plenty of space and runs for all skill levels. Holds snow well throughout the whole season. Great variety of food and drink spots with many affordable options. The health club is also a great perk of lodging.... More
AWAustin W.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Copper Mountain has been a great resort to visit. The lifts are generally top of the line and the lines move quickly. The snow at copper is on par with any major resort in Colorado. The only thing I wish there were more of is restaurants and apres ski.... 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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