The Copper Ski & Ride School is here to help you enjoy winter as much as we do! We will work on advancing your skills, but we are also happy to assist you in making the most of your Copper Mountain vacation.
Lessons are available to all ability levels - CLICK HERE FOR ABILITY LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS.
What to Bring/Do for YOUTH lessons:
What to Bring/Do for ADULT lessons:
Skier Responsibility Code
Knowing "The Code" is everyone's responsibility:
Directions to Copper Ski & Ride School meeting areas:
Union Creek base area and The Schoolhouse
Union Creek base area, at the western side of Copper Mountain, is the starting point for many Ski & Ride School classes including; all youth class lessons, "Trailblazers," "Scooters," adult level 1–3 class lessons, many private coaching sessions, and our "Free Beginner Tips" tent. From the shuttle stop, go between the buildings under the pedestrian bridge. Youth lessons here on the snow to your left. For adult and private lessons, continue up to your right and look for the appropriate signage for your level and/or lesson type.
Center Village, Burning Stones Plaza, and Copper Conference Center
Center Village is the starting point for Ski & Ride School Adult Express Group lessons, "Choppers," "Copper Posse," "Women's Wednesdays," "Busters Series" sessions, the "Over the Hill Gang," and many private coaching sessions. Burning Stones Plaza is in the village core, just below the base of the American Eagle lift. The Copper Conference Center is located just to the west of Burning Stones Plaza on the far side of the MAC/Jack's Food Court.
We look forward to your visit and to seeing you progress with our professional instructors/coaches!!
Here's a few more tips to help you make your stay more enjoyable: High Alpine Safety Tips
Copper Mountain offers ideal terrain for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The mountain's west side is gentle and sloping, and becomes gradually steeper as you move east. This creates a naturally-divided ski trail network, because it keeps beginner skiers in their own area on the west side of the mountain, so you will not have expert skiers flying by as you are learning.
Union Creek base area is located on the west side of the mountain with 3 lifts (Kokomo, High Point, and Lumberjack) servicing only green runs. There is also a day lodge offering lift tickets, food, rentals and lessons. Another learning area, Green Acres, is a short, gentle learning area where the beginner can hone their basic skills. Green Acres offers a very short chair lift and a surface lift, but there are no services in this area, so you'll need to have your gear and lift ticket before you head to Green Acres. Both Green Acres and Union Creek are perfect for beginners, and each is accessed by our shuttle service. Just ask an employee if you're not sure which shuttle to hop on. Also, there are plenty of green runs accessed by the American Flyer lift and Rendevous lifts, but these runs are longer and are not recommended for your first day on the slopes.
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Presidents Day Weekend lift hours extended. Saturday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 20th lifts will open at 8:30am