Learn why Copper mountain is the perfect vacation destination for Colorado skiing and snowboarding - located close to Denver in the heart of Summit County.
Why ski Colorado? Summit County, Colorado offers the longest ski season in the Western U.S. This season, Copper is open from November 2, 2012 through April 14, 2013. And Colorado is renowned for its sunny, blue-sky days along with some of the best powder in the world. Copper is one of Summit County's largest ski areas with over 2,400 skiable acres and averages 280" of snowfall during our ski season.
Copper has something for all ages and abilities. Our naturally divided terrain starts out with gentle, sloping runs on the west, and gets progressively steeper as you head east. And we've got several wide-open bowls for advanced skiers and riders. Copper also has one of the best terrain parks and pipes in Colorado.
Copper Mountain vacations are filled with plenty of rip time on the mountain, followed by a relaxing or rockin' night in The Village - the choice is yours. We've got a new village featuring plenty of incredible lodging options, shops, restaurants, bars and family activities. All of our lodging is just steps away from the mountain and gives you access to the Copper Mountain Athletic Club, featuring a 25-yard pool, weight room, cardio equipment, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. Click here for more lodging info, or check out our hot lodging deals.
When coming to Copper there are a few things that may make your day just that much better. Park free, ditch the crowds and have some fun.
Never been skiing or snowboarding? Click here for a list of beginner tips.
Parking - Free parking is available in the Alpine Lot right off of I-70. Take exit 195 and follow signs for free parking. Get here early and jump on one of the many shuttles that depart the Alpine Lot for the various base areas. Beginners may want to head to Union Creek (opens Dec. 14) on the Green shuttle. The Blue route will take you to the Village where you can find everything you need and then some. If the Super Bee's advanced intermediate/expert terrain is what you're looking for, then you can just take the 6-minute walk or catch the Black shuttle to the East Village. (If you would like to get closer, follow the signs into the village for "Close-In Pay Parking" which will cost you $15-$20/day.)
FREE Mountain Tours - Tours depart 10:30am & 1:30pm everyday from the hut at the top of the American Eagle. What better way to explore the mountain than to take advantage of one of our free mountain tours guided by Copper's own Ambassadors? Tours are for intermediate and advanced snowriders only.
FREE Snowshoe Tours - Enjoy the hospitality of our Resort Ambassadors as they help you discover the beauty of snow-covered meadows, pine & spruce forest and a prisitine mountain setting on one of our free, daily snowshoe tours.
Lunch Time! - Seems like everyone gets hungry at the same time, usually between 11:00am - 1:30pm. Before or after these times is the best time to go, and a little secret...Copper Station in the East Village is always the least crowded, and offers incredible $5 lunch specials.
More Rip Time, Less Lift Line - Everyone goes to the Village to start their day; whether it's to grab some breakfast or to meet friends. Avoid these crowds by starting your day in the East Village or by heading up Union Creek High Speed Quad in West Village. Once you're on the mountain, get away! There's plenty of terrain at Copper and there's hardly any waiting at lifts in the back bowls. If you really don't want to see anyone head out to lifts like Sierra, Rendezvous, Black Jack, Mountain Chief or the Alpine Chair.
Apres - After a great day of skiing or riding, join us at the base for some of the many food and drink specials. The best music on the mountain can be found at Jack's in the Village at Copper, and at JJ's in the East Village. The legendary Moe Dixon plays all your favorites at JJ's, Wednesday - Thursday, and live music mixes it up at Jack's, Thursday - Saturday, all February and March.
Copper Mountain is open daily for the 13/14 winter season.
Copper will be open from November 1st through April 20th, 2014.