A Beginner’s Guide to Copper Mountain

Perfect your skills at Copper Mountain with this guide for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Whether you are a brand new skier/snowboarder or just a little rusty, Copper Mountain is the perfect place to build your skills. The mountain’s west side is designated for beginners and the terrain increases in difficulty level as you move east, so you won’t have to worry about getting mixed in with the experts. Make your trip to Copper Mountain the best possible with these beginner tips to lead the way.


Beginners Guide to Copper Mountain


Plan Ahead

Not only will planning ahead save you time once you actually arrive at Copper Mountain, but you’ll also save some money. You can save up to 25% off walk-in rates for equipment rentals and up to 54% off lift tickets by booking online, or go all in and book a group lesson package deal that also includes your rentals and lift tickets.


Take a Lesson

Speaking of lessons… take one! Instead trying to figure it out on your own, take a lesson with one of Copper’s experienced instructors. You’ll excel much more quickly and will learn proper technique early on.  


Start Things Slow in West Village

For those who do decide to head out on their own, West Village is the perfect place to start. Take the Kokomo lift up and test out your skills on the way down while you get comfortable on your skis or board. Even if you’re not staying in West Village, Copper has an easy to use shuttle service that will loop you around to all villages for free.


Enjoy the Aprés Scene

There are great happy hour options daily at Copper Mountain so you can relax with a cold beverage after a long day on the slopes. My personal favorite is Endo’s Adrenaline Bar and Grill in Center Village where they offer homemade bloody mary’s that are some of the best around!


Snowshoeing Copper Mountain


Try an Alternative Activity

If skiing or snowboarding wears you down, take a break with another fun Copper activity like zipping down Copper’s tubing hill or snowshoeing through the white tree-lined paths. There is definitely not a shortage of things to keep you busy at Copper Mountain, as a beginner and as you excel to more advanced levels!

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