Once a week at Copper Mountain skiers get the chance to learn more about their surroundings, hitting the slopes with a special guide. The “Ski With A Ranger” program covers everything from the types of trees that line the trails to the type of snow best coveted by skiers and boarders.
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District has partnered with local ski resorts to offer free, on-hill skiing nature tours. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteer forest rangers educate skiers about the fascinating natural and cultural history of Summit County and the White River National Forest. These tours undoubtedly leave a lasting impression with its guests, many of whom are unfamiliar with our alpine environment. Considering that approximately 75% of Summit County is part of the White River National Forest and it is the most visited recreation forest in the nation with over 9.6 million user days (more visitors than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Parks combined!) this program truly helps visitors learn more about their public lands and how they are being used and cared for. Tours will require guests to have proper ski equipment, lift tickets, and intermediate skiing/snowboarding ability.
Fridays and Saturdays at 11am.