How to Do Copper on a Budget…. And When to Splurge

Copper is one of the most affordable ski resorts around, without sacrificing quality. Get the most for your dollar with these budget tips for Copper Mountain, and know when it’s worthwhile to splurge.

Choosing Copper Mountain for your ski trip will already save you money compared to many of the other ski resorts in the area. Copper is one of the most affordable ski resorts around, without sacrificing quality. Get the most for your dollar with these budget tips for Copper Mountain, and know when it’s worthwhile to splurge.

  

Budget Tip: Plan in Advance

Once you have your dates booked, if you still need rentals, lift tickets, and/or lessons you can purchase those in advance online to secure some pretty hefty discounts ranging from 10% to 50% depending on what you need. You can also find package deals for combinations of those three things. If you know you’ll be skiing a lot, purchasing a bundled pass like a season pass or a Copper Four Pack could save you quite a bit.

 

Splurge Worthy: Invest in Lessons

Whether you are brand new to the slopes or are just a little rusty, investing in a ski or snowboarding lesson is one of the best uses of your money on your visit. A lesson will make all the difference in how quickly you excel during your time at Copper, and from season to season.

 

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Budget Tip: Take Advantage of Copper’s Lodging Deals

Every season, Copper offers a number of lodging deals, like getting your third night free. That’s a whole 33% off a long weekend 3-night stay!

 

Splurge Worthy: Stay at Copper Mountain versus a Neighboring Town

With those deals in mind, staying at Copper Mountain is definitely worth it. No matter where you stay at Copper, you’ll be close to the slopes and plenty of shops and restaurants. Plus, they have a free bus you can take between Center, East, and West Villages to make getting around even easier.

 

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Budget Tip: Go Cafeteria-Style for Lunch (and know your discounts)

There are many quick, affordable options to grab lunch in between runs, including cafeteria-style dining options so you can choose a meal that fits your budget. If you have a special pass, make sure to know your passholder perks. For example, even if you only have the Copper Four Pack, you still get 20% off at Solitude Station and 10% off at all Copper owned food and beverage locations.

 

Splurge Worthy: Have Dinner at C.B. Grille

Every time I go to Copper it always involves a visit to C.B. Grille, my favorite Copper restaurant. They offer a variety of options to please everyone in your group, including steaks, burgers, seafood, and pizza. It is recommended to make a reservation ahead of time especially on the weekend, as they tend to get booked up.

  

Ski vacations don’t need to be expensive, and Copper knows how to serve your budget while still providing an extraordinary ski trip experience! 

 

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