Copper Mountain’s ski-lifts & trails are designed for alpine & cross country skis/snowboards affixed by a range of binding systems and standardized adaptive ski devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities. As such, devices without appropriate binding systems and foot passengers on Copper’s lifts and terrain place both the guest and employees at increased risk.
* Skibike/Snowbikers must also wear snowblades or skis (No conversion bike kits ie:mountain bike conversions)
** Not Allowed Early Season
Restrictions on Foot & Uphill Traffic
Copper Mountain’s winter ski lifts & trails are designed for use by alpine and cross country skis or snowboards affixed to their feet by a range of binding systems and standardized adaptive ski devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities. As such, devices without appropriate binding systems and foot passengers on Copper’s lifts and terrain place both the guest and employees at increased risk. Copper Mountain does not allow foot passengers on the chair lifts during the winter season.*
Uphill Access Pass
You are required to have a Copper Mountain uphill-access pass; this includes a signed uphill-access waiver. This pass is free and available at the Lower Patrol Room located next to the American Flyer lift behind Jack’s, 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. Copper Mountain uphill-access pass must be in plain sight while going up-hill.
Additionally, in the interest of guest and employee safety, Copper currently prohibits uphill traffic (including skinning) while snowmaking operations are underway. With limited open terrain and aggressive snowmaking activity during early season (November and December) we feel that these are important steps in minimizing the opportunity of incidents of uphill traffic.
As of April 14, 2013 uphill access on Copper Mountain Resort property is closed due to summer maintenance prep.
Once opened, uphill access is restricted to non-operating hours. Those partaking in up-hill must be at Solitude before 8:30 AM and no uphill access will be granted until after 5:00 PM.
Individuals who are on the Mountain during these periods are warned that snowmobiles, snow grooming and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the mountain. You are responsible and accountable to stay clear of such equipment. Copper Mountain recommends wearing reflective clothing and headlamps after dark.
All trail and rope closures must be adhered to. All those utilizing uphill-access must remain in the middle of the trail and avoid blind spots. Dogs are prohibited. The following routes are the ONLY routes open to skinning and snowshoeing.
* Event specific closures exceptions may be made.
Designated Skinning & Snowshoeing Routes:
From East Village:
Up Skid Road to Main Vein, to Rhapsody ending at Solitude.
From Center Village:
Up Main Vein to Rhapsody ending at Solitude. Up Carefree or Loverly to Coppertone, East on Easy Road ending at Solitude.
From Union Creek (to Janet's Cabin):
Up Roundabout to West Ten Mile ending at the National Forest Access Point gate.
*Copper Mountain Resort Reserves the right to modify its Uphill and Foot Traffic Policies at any time and during special events.
Warning: Individuals who skin and snowshoe at a ski area are considered as a skier under the Colorado Skier Safety Act. Individuals who skin and snowshoe at Copper Mountain Resort assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from the inherent dangers and risk of the activity. Copper Mountain Resort will not be responding to medical emergencies during non-operating hours. If you have an emergency during non-operating hours call 911 and be prepared to give your location and type of emergency.
Devices Not Allowed
Copper Mountain reserves the right to re-evaluate and change the listings of allowed & restricted devices at any time. Guests should re-check the listing prior to your arrival at Copper.