An easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly village lies in the heart of this affordable, accessible Colorado resort. Located just 75 miles west of Denver off Interstate 70, parking is either free or nominally priced, depending upon location.
An easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly village lies in the heart of this affordable, accessible Colorado resort. Located just 75 miles west of Denver off Interstate 70, parking is either free or nominally priced, depending upon location. The terrain is naturally divided with easiest terrain to the west and expert terrain to the east, so everyone in the family can ski or ride at their own pace. Copper caters to kids, especially pre-teens and teens, with unique programming like Woodward Copper, value-oriented youth lesson packages, several terrain parks and a 22-foot Olympic-sized Superpipe. Off-hill activities include the Alpine Rush Zip Line, the Tubing Hill, Critterland (a play area on snow for the littlest in the family), ice skating, the Woodward Cage and a steady stream of big events. Copper Mountain strives to establish a low-key, genuine feeling that is inclusive and comfortable for all members of the family.
Naturally Progressive Skiing and Riding Terrain
In 1969, The Forest Service claimed, “if ever there was a mountain that had terrain created for skiing, it would be Copper Mountain,” and this holds true today. Copper Mountain offers a ski and ride experience for every age, interest and ability level. As you move west to east, the terrain gradually progresses from easiest to most difficult. The gentle terrain that defines the west side of Copper Mountain provides a natural, progressive learning environment, while the east side of the mountain features long, steep runs. This award-winning trail system is part of the reason Copper is considered one of Summit County’s favorite resorts and an ideal destination for visiting guests.
Back Bowl Skiing and Snow Cat Utopia
Copper Mountain’s Tucker Mountain Snowcat access is as close to a backcountry, big mountain experience as you can get at a resort. The best part? It’s free with any lift ticket purchase or season pass. Weather permitting during the winter season, snowcats run Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m on a first-come first-serve basis. The cat picks up guests above the base of the Mountain Chief-chairlift, accessible by American Flyer to Rendezvous chairlifts. This in-bounds cat skiing experience is offered in Copper Bowl off Tucker Mountain located in Copper’s High Alpine Terrain, The 12’s. Featuring steep chutes as well as pristine treeless runs, Tucker Mountain Snowcat provides the thrill-seeking, expert skier with the challenging terrain they desire in Copper’s high alpine environment.