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

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MHMatthew H.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
It was a great resort to stay at. Friendly people and great lodging. A great selection or runs for every skill level. It also has a freestyle run. Well worth the drive!... More
JSJason S.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 28, 2017
Copper mountain is a great resort for skiers of all levels. Trees, bumps, bowls, parks and plenty of groomers too. Once you get away from the base lift lines aren't bad and the slopeside bars are a good place to take a rest.
BHBrandon H.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 26, 2017
My favorite ski mountain by far! Large mountain, wide runs, and some of the most beautiful scenery around. The ski in ski out lodges are amazing! Plenty of parking available too
PPhillip
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 23, 2017
This is the place to go if you want to progress from being an intermediate level rider to advanced. Multiple freestyle parks mean you're not always going to be waiting to drop.
JSJason S.
Average!

3 / 5

Oct 23, 2017
We had a group that stayed at the base of Copper mountain, which was amazing. Compared to other mountains I just didn’t like the runs as much. They let too many skiers that are racers on the mountain and they are rude and think they own the mountain. It was affordable, but... More
TTimothy
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 21, 2017
We love copper mountain, if your looking for a "home" resort, you found it! Never too crowded, fresh powder all season long. Not to mention the best deals for people new to the sport (ski and ride University)
RDRobert D.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
I really enjoyed my time at Copper. I spent two days over two separate weekends during the 16/17 season. On both occasions I took lessons. If you are a new skier and will be at Copper for at least three days, check out their Ski & Ride University. 3 days of lessons, with... More
EWEvan W.
Average!

3 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
Copper Mountain is okay but definitely for the tourists and park rats, or those who don't know what good snow is. Every time I've been here, it's dust on crust. Some good runs, but there are better mountains!
OGOsvaldo G.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
Great resort, great runs, enjoyed last season. Hopefully able to hit some runs at copper mountain this season. Copper has some really good runs also great small park for one to learn how to do small jumps and rails.
SMShawn M.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 17, 2017
I've been going to Copper for 20+ years and it's still a top favorite. Great mountain for all skill levels. Very nice accommodations and packaged. Not too far from Denver. All around great place.

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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