Copper's Safety Zone

Skier safety is of the utmost importance at Copper Mountain. We allow traditional alpine skiing, snowboarders, telemark skiers or cross-country skiers and adaptive skiers with specialized equipment. In the interest of safety there are devices that are not allowed at Copper. Before you finalize your plans to visit Copper Mountain, please review our Allowable Devices.

Always show courtesy and respect to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding. Common sense and maintaining an awareness of your surroundings will help minimize the risk. Know your ability level and stay within it. Know and follow "Your Responsibility Code" and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing/riding experience. In the interest of safety there are devices that are not allowed at Copper. Before you finalize your plans to visit Copper Mountain, please review our Allowable Devices.


Go Wet Yourself

That fatigue and ache you experience during lunch may not be from a great morning of skiing or riding, but actually may be a result of dehydration. Often people confuse the symptoms of dehydration with altitude sickness. At moderately high altitudes, dehydration is responsible for more illness than oxygen insufficiency. At 12,313 ft (3753 m), altitude suppresses the sensation of thirst. To have a full and enjoyable day on the slopes you must properly hydrate. More Info

Sport a Skid Lid

Helmet usage is on the rise and if you’re not wearing yours, it’s time to look at protecting your noggin. NSAA & Copper Mountain urges all skiers and riders to wear a helmet. Remember to always stay in control as helmets alone will not keep you from harm. Skiing and riding in a controlled and responsible manner are important safety considerations for everyone. If you forgot your lid, you can pick one up at Copper Sports. More Info

Practice Bromance

As with many sports, skiing and riding pose risks. If you decide to leave the groomed trails you are voluntarily accepting the risk of a deep snow immersion accident. A deep snow or tree well immersion accident occurs when a skier or rider falls into an area of deep unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized, with the possibility of suffocation. Ski with a buddy as they can help you out of a jam and if necessary, call ski patrol – Your Buddy’s Got Your Back. More Info

Protect Your Grill

Only you can prevent collisions! Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. People ahead of you have the right of way and it is your responsibility to avoid them. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above. When starting downhill or merging into a trail, LOOK UPHILL and yield to others. More Info

Copper Critter Lift Safety Tips - For Beginners and Youth

Skier & Rider Safety - For all Ability Levels

Colorado Ski Safety Act - For Everyone Using the Mountain

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Signage - For all Ability Levels

Extreme Terrain - For all Ability Levels

Family Ski Zones & Slow Zones - For all Ability Levels

Tree Wells & Deep Snow - For all Ability Levels

The Back Country - For all Ability Levels

Lift Loading & Unloading - For Beginners

Copper Mountain Ski Patrol - For all Ability Levels

More on Helmets - For all Ability Levels

Freestyle Terrain - For Freestyle Park Riders

High Altitude Clothing and Physical Health - For all Ability Levels

St. Anthony Copper Mountain Clinic - For all Ability Levels

Adaptive Skiing Programs - For Special Needs Skiers

Other Power Driven Mobility Devices - For all Ability Levels

Drones and Radio Controlled Aircraft

ADA Access Policy