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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Advanced

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Accessibility

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Side/Backcountry

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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

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Uncrowded

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Family Friendliness
JFJames F.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Love all the resorts in Colorado. Wish I could quit my job and live up there for half the year. Lol. Some of the best snow I have been on is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... More
KRKevin R.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
One of my favorite places to ski! One of those wonderful colorado mountains where you can progress from a beginner to an expert and still have plenty of space to ski. Love it!... More
KRKevin R.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Copper is a skiers paradise. There is just about something for everyone; at all levels and ages. I only started going there a few years ago and its the one resort that allows me to continue to both progress and explore new territory.... More
JWJonathan W.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
I love Copper. It is cheaper than other resorts in the area, but you still get great terrain. It is easy to get to from Denver International Airport, but traffic can be slow on Friday night/Saturday morning and Sunday night. ... More
LMLogan M.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Copper Mountain is a unique resort. The layout of the mountain seperates skiers and boarders naturally by ability. This allows you to leave the beginner crowds behind on busy days and provides many nooks and crannies where you can still find pockets of fresh powder days after a... More
CKCharlie K.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Love it! Copper was my first snowboarding experience in Colorado and it was totally the bomb! Great snow, cool people, beautiful scenery. I can't wait to go back again! See you this winter Copper!!!... More
LLuke
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
My favorite places to board! Drove multiple times from Minnesota to board here, eventually I just had to move out to Colorado to board here more. The town is awesome and super friendly!... More
BCBarry C.
advanced skier
Poor!

1.1 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
This was an unexpected surprise - the layout of the resort, the speed and accessibility of the lifts, on hill dining options and snow conditions were incredible! Add to it the chance to go cat skiing out back and the stunning views and this is definitely a 'must go back to'... More
DCDavid C.
advanced skier
Good!

3.5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Well laid out mountain, good snow, mostly locals, beginner area is nicely seggregated, but services such as restaurants, lodging, parking, etc would greatly benefit from improvements but overall a good value... More
DCDavid C.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Lots of great terrain for all levels of riding. Great bars and restaurants on all parts of the mountain for when a break is needed. Very easy to access from the highway. ... 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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