Copper Mountain’s ski-lifts & trails are designed for alpine & cross country skis/snowboards affixed by a range of binding systems and standardized adaptive ski devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities. As such, devices without appropriate binding systems and foot passengers on Copper’s lifts and terrain place both the guest and employees at increased risk.
* Skibike/Snowbikers must also wear snowblades or skis (No conversion bike kits ie:mountain bike conversions)
** Not Allowed Early Season
Restrictions on Foot & Uphill Traffic
Copper Mountain’s winter ski lifts & trails are designed for use by alpine and cross country skis or snowboards affixed to their feet by a range of binding systems and standardized adaptive ski devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities. As such, devices without appropriate binding systems and foot passengers on Copper’s lifts and terrain place both the guest and employees at increased risk. Copper will no longer allow foot passengers on the chair lifts during the winter season.*
Additionally, in the interest of guest and employee safety, Copper currently prohibits uphill traffic (including skinning) during the early season (November and December). With limited open terrain and aggressive snowmaking activity during this period we feel that these are important steps in minimizing the opportunity of incidents of uphill traffic.
Limited uphill access on Copper Mountain will be allowed effective December 25, 2011.
Access will be restricted to before and after operating hours (be at the summit before 8:30AM and no uphill access until after 5:00 PM). Individuals who are on the Mountain during these periods are warned that snowmobiles, snow grooming and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the Mountain and you are responsible to stay clear of such equipment. We recommend that anyone on the Mountain after dark wear reflective clothing and carry flashlights. Please respect all trail and rope closures and walk a single line along the edges up the trails. Be sure to avoid blind spots. Dogs are prohibited. The following routes will be ONLY routes open to skinning and snowshoeing.
* Event specific exceptions may be made
Designated Skinning & Snowshoeing Routes:
From East Village:
Up Skid Road to Main Vein, to Rhapsody ending at Solitude.
From Center Village:
Up Main Vein to Rhapsody ending at Solitude. Up Carefree or Loverly to Coppertone, East on Easy Road ending at Solitude.
From Union Creek (to Janet's Cabin):
Up Roundabout to West Ten Mile ending at the National Forest Access Point gate.
*Copper Mountain Resort Reserves the right to modify its Uphill and Foot Traffic Policies at any time and during special events.
Warning: Individuals who skin and snowshoe at a ski area are considered as a skier under the Colorado Skier Safety Act. Individuals who skin and snowshoe at Copper Mountain Resort assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from the inherent dangers and risk of the activity. Copper Mountain Resort will not be responding to medical emergencies during non-operating hours. If you have an emergency during non-operating hours call 911 and be prepared to give your location and type of emergency.
Devices Not Allowed
Copper Mountain reserves the right to re-evaluate and change the listings of allowed & restricted devices at any time. Guests should re-check the listing prior to your arrival at Copper.