Awards and Accolades


  • Terrain Master – Jeff Kubick, Copper Mountain - Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) acknowledges outstanding industry professionals for their leadership and commitment to Colorado’s ski industry. Each year, coaches, resort supervisors and managers nominate one outstanding candidate from each category from their resort. The CSCUSA committee of judges, comprised of industry peers, chooses award finalists based on an application letter and interview, with final judging criteria including professionalism, dedication, contribution, leadership and attitude.

    • Jeff Kubick has been an accomplished groomer at Copper Mountain for years and is always eager to learn and expand his skill set. He has taken on the job of making some of Copper’s smaller parks have a larger park look and feel, while still maintaining a high level of safety and consistency.  Kubick has also taken on the challenge of cutting one of the most highly visible pipes in Colorado, which runs next to Copper’s main lift. Last summer, he made more strides when he took on the challenge of building—and every weekend re-building—the first-ever summer camp terrain park in Colorado, which remained open until July 26th.


    Westword Magazine, based in Denver, rated Copper as “Best of” in their 2010 Best of Denver special issue in many different categories, including:

    • Best Free Snowshoeing Tour
    • The Main Vein Superpipe won Best Superpipe
    • Woodward at Copper won Best Place to Learn Double-Cork 1260s


    A few Denver Post staffers who shred and ski their way around the state each season share their picks for the best the state's resorts have to offer (June 2010). Copper Mountain was awarded best place to hit up on a powder day. “On a powder day, head early to Storm King, the poma lift at Copper Mountain that hits the double-black Upper and Lower Enchanted Forest runs. These bowls hold the fluffy stuff and can be caught deserted, because it requires more effort to get here — you have to take the American Eagle and Excelerator lifts first. Great snowboard area too, with several steep-and-deeps for air."


    Copper Mountain's “Everyone Deserves a Snow Day” campaign won the National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA) 2009-2010 award for best overall marketing by a ski area with more than 500,000 skier visits. The awards recognize the best in ski area marketing campaigns and are designed to benefit the entire industry by raising overall marketing standards and promoting sustained growth of the sport.


    TUI Ski, the company which owns Britain’s largest ski tour operator Crystal, as well as other leading brands Thomson, First Choice and Flexiski, has announced the five resorts its customers were the most impressed by in 2009-10, and Copper Mountain in Colorado is the most popular overall.


    Outside Magazine rated Copper one of the Top Resorts in many different categories in their online 2009-10 Ski and Snowboard Guide, in the following categories:

    • Top Family Ski Resort
    • Top Ski Resort for Beginners
    • Top Ski Resort for Powder
    • Top Ski Resort: Groomers
    • Top Ski Resort for Intermediates
    • Top Ski Resort for Terrain Parks

  • In the 2010 Resort Awards, the Reader's of Skiing Magazine chose Copper Mountain as #7 for Best Park.

  • Ranked #2 Skiing and #2 Snowboarding Mountain in the Summit Daily News' Best of Poll 2009.

  • For the second year in a row, TransWorld Snowboarding named Copper 'Top Ten Pipes' in North America in the 2010 Resort Poll.

  • SKI Magazine has once again rated Copper one of North America's Top Resorts in their annual Reader Resort Survey. Copper moved up one slot from a year ago to #18 overall. In addition, Copper is rated #9 in the Terrain Parks category and #6 in the Access category in the same survey.

  • Copper Mountain Resort has been selected for the 2009 Best of Frisco Award in the Recreation Services category by the US Commerce Association. Each year, the US Commerce Association (USCA) identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

  • The US Ski and Snowboard Association's 2009 Paul Bacon Award for the Greatest Contribution in the Field of Race Organization was awarded to Jeff White and the Copper Mountain race department. Copper has been a traditional event and early season camp host for USSA alpine and snowboard competitions for decades. Under White's leadership, Copper has stepped up its commitment to snowboarding, this year hosting four major events including a U.S. Snowboarding Revolution Tour, Race to the Cup, SBX NorAm and the opening U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. The honors were presented Friday, May 15, 2009, at the organization's annual awards banquet during USSA Congress 2009 in Park City.