Copper Mountain

0509 Copper road, Copper Mountain , CO (Driving Directions to Copper Mountain)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 4:48 AM

Copper Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 26 Beginner
  • 31 Intermediate
  • 46 Advanced
  • 23 Expert
Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper's guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff.

Copper is a mountain locals continue to name their favorite year after year. That’s no small accomplishment considering just ... how many famous Colorado resorts are only minutes away. It’s a mountain that boasts Catalyst, one of the country’s best terrain parks – and four high alpine bowls to challenge you.

Come check out Woodward at Copper, the only indoor training facility dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. With a skate bowl, trampolines, big air, cliff drop, foam pits and more. You can't miss this unique opportunity at Copper Mountain.
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Copper Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Copper Mountain Operations


Plan to Open 11/11

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 23

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 142

Weekend Hours


Copper Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

9,712 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,601 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

12,313 ft

Copper Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Copper Mountain Reviews & Tips (162)

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that was so amazing is not comparable with A-Basin, this is a moderate resort
Copper Mountain review written Apr 25 2016 - 03:02 PM
kamran Advanced Skier
Kokomo is the easiest beginner slope! I recommend doing that one first and then working your way to the left
Copper Mountain review written Apr 04 2016 - 02:13 PM
Liz Beginner Skier
take lifts to the top of the mountain.. there are greens and blues and blacks there, ski down to lift at the mid mountain level then take lift back up to top. The bottom lifts get crowded. Also, these slopes are steeper than most- greens here are actually like blues at breck and keystone.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 17 2016 - 10:37 AM
chochodoodoo Beginner Skier
I always love going to Copper, and think it offers some of the most diverse skiing in the Summit County region of Colorado. Watch out for the crowds at the base on weekends, but the other lifts move quickly and offer great skiing. The back bowls are certainly more challenging than anything at Vail resorts, except for the Lake Chutes at Breck.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 17 2015 - 11:40 AM
Dave Advanced Skier
Hadn't been skiing out West for many years and still think Copper is the best in Summit Co. Skied Easter week-end, Sat. busy, Sunday no lift lines and great skiing from Super Bee and both American lifts. Be sure and check out the view from the timber ridge run.
Copper Mountain review written Apr 09 2015 - 07:27 PM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Copper Mountain is a great place to ski and less pricy than Breck, even the ski resort feeling must be better in Breck due to nicer architecture there. The ski terrain does not need to hide behind Breck in terms of size and altitude. The ski terrain in Copper is great and has a wide range of trails for any of skilled skiers and boarders. I enjoyed a lot the long runs on blue and black trails around the super bee and also the green ones for fast carving runs at timberline. I was staying two days and couldn´t run all of the trails. I am from Germany and I enjoyed a lot the powder at end of March, which slightly became slushy at the lower couple of hundred feet, but that is much common in the alps in that season. The copper trails starts at altitude of 9770 ft (2970m) at an altitude, where most of the ski resorts in the alps ends. That was a great experience and especially there was no artificial snow, like usually in the alps nowadays. A ski ranger told me, they didn´´t employ the snow machines since December, which is great to run on nature powder. Residents told me, that this season didn´t had so much snow in the Rockys either than usual, but this was not visible at all end of March, the snow cover was given everywhrere. Copper has a lot of muggle trails and also fun parks like halfpipes, ramps, board cross trails and tube pipes. During my stay was the US ski and boarders championships, but even so, the waiting times at all of the lifts was almost nothing. The trails were so wide giving you the feeling of being alone on the trails opposite of the alps, where you often feel crowdy on the trails. A great experience!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 31 2015 - 04:10 AM
Arnold Pieringer Advanced Skier
This was a great site to find. If you book even the night before you can save lots of money. We did the lift and rental combo and it was so easy. The mountain is set up very nice. Not all skiers come down to one area much like it seemed at Breck. The mountain was divided up so that beginners can stay at one area and more advanced can ski in other areas and not be trying to go around all of us new ones. Makes the whole experience more enjoyable. Would go back for sure!! Copper was great!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 20 2015 - 05:32 AM
Michelle Beginner Skier
2nd time at Copper, fantastic day. Groomed runs in excellent condition, spring crunch on the ungroomed runs. Cat skiing on Tucker Mountain with only a 10 minute wait for the cat on a Friday, way cool thing to do. Copper is a beautiful resort with beautiful trees in and around most of the runs. It's really one of the best in Colorado.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 19 2015 - 06:55 PM
Arnie Advanced Skier
Great prices here at even at the last minute! We were going to hit Breck, but didn't realize that their "online promotional prices" had ended 7 days before our arrival. That was enough to push us over the edge so we found and Copper Mountain and were so glad we did! We ordered our tickets 11:30pm the night before we went and our reservations were flawless. Here are my tips: - If you have gear and tickets go Copper Sports Center...we went in three rental shops before finding the right one - Pay for parking, especially if you want go to your car throughout the day..the buses are nice but take time - Pack along snacks/lunch unless you want to eat in the village..the mountain is so fun you won't want to stop to eat! We'll be back!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 19 2015 - 04:54 PM
Bill Intermediate Snowboarder
Copper Mountain has always been a favorite of mine, and this visit proved no different. Something about the runs, the views, and the overall layout that makes it one of the best mountains I've ever skied. Truly a great ski experience no matter what level skier you are. Buying my lift ticket in advance through Liftopia offered a very good savings, and was super easy. We skipped the free parking assuming it would be a long walk, and went to the paid parking section. You have three choices, and the prices aren't marked anywhere, so we picked the second lot called Chapel lot at Center Village, and it only cost $5.... not bad. The walk wasn't too bad. We went to the Copper Sports Center where the rentals, and day lockers are located, and gave them the printed Liftopia vouchers, for our lift tickets.... no issue or problems. Around the corner from the Sports Center were the ticket windows outside... so we could have gone to either location. From here you have quick access to the American Eagle and American Flyer Lifts.... there right in front of you.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 05 2015 - 06:54 PM
Anthony Advanced Skier
Took the trip out to Copper this past week, and man was I impressed. Everything at the Mountain was top notch and the foot of fresh wasn't bad either. The Mountain was super laid back and my friend and I rode right onto the lifts both days. Mid-week riding at its best! TIP - pay the $10 to park right by the Village, it is totally worth it and makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Terrain was great, snow was fresh and light, weather was a little foggy, but still great views all around. No complaints here, definitely going to make it back in the years to come. Copper is a seriously fun time.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 02 2015 - 01:38 PM
Ryan Advanced Snowboarder
Had a great day skiing on Mon 2/23, conditions were excellent.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 25 2015 - 03:59 PM
Jim Advanced Skier
i have used this site for tickets several timers, really easy. Problem in turning my ticket to an actual pass to ski. No instructions, so stand behind someone waiting in line. Blondie says i have to go to the end of a queue after i waited and approached her station. I explained there was no queue when i first arrived and no instructions. She acted all super important and told me i had to to stand behind the 6 people that were now in queue. Instead, I walked outside and got my pass immediately from very nice lady with jolly ranchers. I came back in to explain she was wrong, she got all like she was important or something. She has a future in the Post Office or Disney. As for Copper, love to ski the mountain, good hills and EVERYONE ELSE easy to be around.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 22 2015 - 06:50 PM
jackie hayden Intermediate Skier
Overall, using your Liftopia ticket at Copper is easy. However, if you are getting rentals with your ticket make sure your first stop is the rental registration computer. Having your rental form makes getting your lift ticket easier.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 28 2014 - 12:27 PM
Jeff T Intermediate Skier
Copper is my favorite mountain in Colorado! Iv been to all the big resorts and if you ride a snowboard and haven't been to Copper you need to check it out!They have the longest and steepest runs with best groomers iv rode on-if you want to go 100 mph no problem here, also prices are not stupid like vail,breck,keystone.
Copper Mountain review written Apr 14 2014 - 05:35 PM
Chris Harangozo Advanced Snowboarder
I love Copper!!! Just returned from skiing there and can't wait to go back. I continue to be impressed by the great customer service and the fun atmosphere provided by the Copper staff. They REALLY seem to love their jobs which makes the experience even more fun for me. I am still a beginner and am enjoying the challenge of the green runs. Love the great prices and discounts on lift tickets!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 17 2014 - 02:17 PM
Cynthia Beginner Skier
I skied with another beginner on the slopes. We discovered a NEW service Copper has begun.........FREE SKI TOURS for Beginners. These are led by COPPER AMBASSADORS A couple led our tour. They customized the tour to meet our time expectations b/c we had made plans to meet the more experienced people in our group for lunch at T-REX grill at 12:30. There were 2 guides and 4 skier's in our group. The tour began at 10 a.m. and finished at the T-REX grill right on time. We skied 6 runs. The couple gave us good information on how to navigate the slopes; some history about Copper, history of the area, some forestry identification, tips about getting on and off the lifts, etc. They were positively gracious ambassadors of Copper Mountain. I recommend this NEW tour for groups that have varying abilities of skiers. SKI TOURS are morning's at 10 am and afternoons at 1 p.m. Snowshoeing tours are also offered at 10 am and 1 p.m. Again, free! If we had stayed longer we would have done it. Very good experience.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 12 2014 - 02:48 PM
Peri Ann Query Beginner Skier
We had a great time with our 8 y.o. "advanced beginner". The terrain runs together nicely so she was able to explore and test herself in a very controlled and fun way. Fast lifts make for lots of runs. Near the Woodward/UnionCreek area was a little too busy for her, though, so we stayed up on Rendezvous and American Flyer. This was our 2nd year here. btw - one day we had hard snow and ice early in the day - the Copper staff and ski patrol were stationed on foot in obvious locations on the slopes reminding people to be careful and proceed with caution. I've never seen that kind of safety awareness/prevention anywhere.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 28 2014 - 07:49 AM
The Jay Family Beginner Skier
I had so much fun falling on my butt over and over again at Copper Mountain. All of the staff is super friendly and can answer any question you have. They also have a wide variety of runs so from beginner to expert you will have a great time :)
Copper Mountain review written Feb 21 2014 - 01:17 PM
Katie Beginner Snowboarder
Great deal, buying lift tickets thru Liftopia. Stay in East Village if you want to avoid the crowds and lift lines at Center Village. Superbee is a fast chair, Resolutionn had some fun runs, quick glade runs in Excelerator which is only a four minute chair ride. While the Liftopia purchase asks for specific names to purchase the tickets, we had only one person pick up seven tickets, and Copper never cared about IDs.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 02 2014 - 02:39 PM
Amy Advanced Skier
Ski over by the east side of the mountain ( super B, Alpine, resolution bowl) if you want to get away from the crowds and stay off the beginner runs. Great snow and most of the lifts are high speed. Except the alpine. I have a pass at Loveland, but will def go back to Copper, especially with the deal I got frol Liftopia
Copper Mountain review written Jan 24 2014 - 08:03 AM
sue Advanced Skier
First time at Copper Mountain. Fantastic day with my son. The mountain was as good as Vail or Breckenridge. Access from drop off to the lift was the easiest of any mountain in Colorado. We felt there was fewer skiers or snowboarders on the lifts and trails compared to Vail, Beaver Creek, or Breck. Staff were very helpful. Lifts were the best in the area. Had a great instructor. Plan to ski at Copper Mountain every time we come skiing to the area...which we have been doing for the past 12 years.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 06 2014 - 08:33 PM
Rafael Intermediate Skier
Get there wicked early, I had to rent my stuff and didn't get on the lift until 11, the lines were insane and big families kept cutting in the mess. It was irritating but the mountain was awesome! It was early in the season so the snow was OK but there are tons of intermediate runs and once you get past the big base lift lines the summit lines were virtually non existent. Thumbs up.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 20 2013 - 04:04 PM
Heatha Intermediate Snowboarder
Get the Lift Ticket and Lunch!!! What a great deal and the mountain was the best in the area.
Copper Mountain review written Apr 02 2013 - 08:13 PM
WildCard Beginner Skier
Head to union meadow if there is fresh powder, talk about fantastic tree skiing. The bowls here are great too, and obviously, you can't beat those lift ticket prices. The tow lift at the top is slooooow. They need to replace that thing or add another line to mitigate the crowds Staff is excellent, two awesome ladies were dancing there way through scanning tickets at central village. I would definitely go again, especially at the liftopia tix prices.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 30 2013 - 08:17 AM
Super Skier Man Advanced Skier
I really did not believe this deal was real when I got it from Wow, I sure am glad I tried it out. Great savings on lift tickets to Copper Mountain. The weather was sunny and perfect. New snow and then it snowed again toward the afternoon. Runs were fantastic! I was so tired I could not walk up the stairs after. One of us was on a board and one of us on skis. I will be back to Liftopia and Copper Mountain next year and years to come.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 25 2013 - 08:19 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Amazing weekend in Coper Mountain... 2 days in a row, Did tons of runs, ca'nt move my body but I'm so happy. The best mountain that I have ride so far (I'm an East Coaster). Amazing deal for us, but I'm sure it worth every penny for the resort too since we went with a group of 10 (Paying full ticket) Keep doing this liftopia...super nice
Copper Mountain review written Mar 18 2013 - 06:04 PM
Gerardo Intermediate Snowboarder
I had a great time with my son and grand children, and saved alot of money with lift tickets. The weather was great, the runs were great and not too crowded. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The view was awsome. This is our fourth time and I would go again.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 16 2013 - 10:39 AM
anthony mancuso Intermediate Skier
It was great trip to Copper last weekend after getting up before the dump and enjoying 7 inches of fresh powder over the two days. I hadn't skied there in about 14 years and it was a great weekend. I was glad the lift tickets were reasonable compared to Keystone and Brenckenridge were wanting $110 to $129 a day. I will pay in the $70's all day at Copper instead and you should too. I have never paid over $100 a day but that is becoming more difficult.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 13 2013 - 08:58 AM
Patrick Advanced Skier
Buy tickets ahead of time and head for lifts above kokomo. Kokomo is very nice for beginners but it also has a number of beginner snowboarders and very small children that I had to constantly watch for so I did not run over them. :)
Copper Mountain review written Mar 11 2013 - 03:42 PM
Ann from Colorado Beginner Skier
Copper is a beautiful ski area with most runs surrounded by fantastic stands of pine trees and is especially suited for beginner and intermediate skiers, although there is plenty of terrain for the advanced as well. The back bowls were in great condition with plenty of new powder. I enjoy Copper and Breck much more than Vail which I believe is overrated and too expensive.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 11 2013 - 08:20 AM
Wes Intermediate Skier
I am actually beginner/intermediate. Due to a knee injury, I ski mostly greens but mix in some blues. I love Soliquoy and Roundabout for long, wide green runs where I can cut lose and ski. My grandchildren will be learning soon and I see the runs and lifts west of the West Village as a great family place to bring young children learning to ski. I'm putting together a family vacation to stay in that area of the resort where the little ones can learn in an uncongested area.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 10 2013 - 10:45 PM
Joyce Intermediate Skier
No lift ticket specials available at Breckenridge or Keystone. Not through Liftopia nor anywhere else. Evidently these hills no Longer extend discounts. So we skied Copper and Abasin. Had a great time. Copper snow was fabulous. Powder on 3/4 Monday. Thanks Liftopia.mainder
Copper Mountain review written Mar 09 2013 - 09:27 PM
rick Advanced Skier
Skied Copper on 3/6/13 for the 1st time and had a great time, enjoying it every bit as much as Beaver Creek & Vail skied on preceding days. Copper was large enough that we were unable to ride all the runs in one day, and was surprised at the size and quality of Copper Bowl. With the Liftopia coupon ($20 lunch credit), by far this was the best value of our trip.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 08 2013 - 04:02 PM
Jeff Advanced Skier
We loved the mountain. I skied with a group of young boys who are intermediate. My tip is that if you are going to rent gear on a weekend, go EARLY, or rent before you get on the hill.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 06 2013 - 07:38 AM
Jean Advanced Skier
Skied over last weekend (22-24 Feb 13) and fresh snow made the skiing fantastic. Plenty for beginners to expert. Get there by or before 8:30 and park for free in the Alpine or Far East parking lots and take an easy free ride to any part of Copper you want to go to. Free bus ride to return to your car at any time. Looking forward to hitting the slopes there again and soon!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 27 2013 - 06:11 PM
Matt A Advanced Skier
This place is awesome! We took a tour with Ambassadors Aussie Bob and Dr. Anne in the morning and they showed us all of the greatest blue runs. Later, we explored the blacks at the top of the mountain and had such a blast! The snow was fabulous as well. An added plus is that they groom a run at noon, so if you miss fresh (grooming) tracks in the morning, you can get them at noon. Great mountain, very friendly staff and a great price while using Liftopia.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 21 2013 - 06:04 PM
Sabrina Intermediate Skier
know which parking spot you need/want they vary from free to $20 Great mountain!!!!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 19 2013 - 08:40 AM
philip Advanced Snowboarder
Accomadations good, but hottub down for 2 days. Village is nice and convenient. Close to slopes but lack of snow. Runs are good and variety of terrain. Front range is getting less snow year by year. IF you want snow go south or north, better and more snow
Copper Mountain review written Feb 18 2013 - 09:59 AM
Mike Advanced Skier
Take the free Ambassador tour at 10. They will give some history, show you how to navigate the mountain and provide some really good tips on where to ski. Two off-duty ambassadors joined our tour and took us into Union Bowl afterwards. We had a great day on a fun mountain!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 18 2013 - 05:48 AM
Cliff Advanced Skier
The green runs were not much easier than the blues, I would not suggest bringing a first timer or a relatively new begginer to this resort. That said the resort, staff and mountain are awesome. One of the best layouts for a ski village, not too big not too small. The mountain was in great shape even though the overall snow fall for the year is below average. Had about 6 inches of fresh powder on our last day. We have skied here before and will be back again sometime.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 17 2013 - 10:34 PM
Paul Intermediate Skier
For more green runs go to the west village
Copper Mountain review written Feb 14 2013 - 07:31 PM
Gator girl Beginner Skier
Copper mountain was a great place to ski with many long trails. My best advice to give is to buy the lift tickets and ski rental gear in advance and plan on one day before to get your gear and tickets so you are not rushing and standing in lines the day you want to ski. You just arrive and hit the slopes.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 12 2013 - 07:17 PM
cseaux Intermediate Skier
We really liked Copper. The mountain is arranged in an easy, medium , hard set up from West to East, which helped us decide more easily where we wanted to spend our time. Also, we highly recommend getting a food voucher if it's available when buying lift tickets from liftopia. We were so glad we did.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 10 2013 - 03:53 PM
Jill Intermediate Skier
Be aware that the back bowl is closed. I am, however, forever impressed with the grooming and comfort that Copper provides its skiers and riders. Check out Treble Cliff and Bouncer for sure. Have fun.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 07 2013 - 08:33 PM
Scott Advanced Skier
Copper Mountain was everything I wanted from my first snowboarding experience. The staff and instructors were awesome! They were friendly, helpful, and fun! I have been skiing several times before this and Copper Mountain was definitely the best winter vacation by far!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 05 2013 - 12:13 PM
Parker Beginner Snowboarder
Great mountain for advanced beginners! Take a high speed chair to the top and ski from the top to the bottom on multiple challenging green runs. Tubing was a blast as in advance and get a discount!
Copper Mountain review written Jan 24 2013 - 06:22 PM
Wendy Beginner Skier
Use the Free parking and shuttle. You'll walk less distance than paid parking. JJ's for table service lunch green chili pork chili is amazing. Lots of long blue runs with optional black segments. TimberExpress gets busy so start there in the morning and move over to SuperBee Express (6 passenger lift) when the crowds arrive. Lots of variety for everyone. CO needs more snow!
Copper Mountain review written Jan 23 2013 - 09:42 AM
Ann Advanced Skier
Best place to learn was green acres. There was no line. We ate at cb grille which was in our condo building. The lady who rented us the condo, Marcella, was very helpful and we found our condo in the passage point building to be very nice and comfortable. Will definitely return to Copper and rent from Marcella again.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 15 2013 - 04:44 PM
Pepijn Beginner Skier
This was my first time to Copper. As a newbie skier (I've skied a few times in my life) I found the green slopes to to have several steep places. I only skied High Point and Coppertone, and there were parts of Coppertone that were blue IMO. I fell down a few times and had to take it really really slow on those steep downhils. Luckily, it was during a Broncos playoff game so there were not a lot of skiers and boarders flying around me. However, the Liftopia deal I got was a good one and I will definitely use them again in the future.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 14 2013 - 02:21 PM
Jill Beginner Skier
Copper mountain was great! The snow ,the staff everyone. If staying in Frisco area make sure you take advantage of the Summit Stage a free stage to the local ski areas drops you off about 100 feet to ticket driving no parking problems . Hope to get there again loved it!
Copper Mountain review written Jan 11 2013 - 02:45 PM
scott Intermediate Snowboarder
We just returned from a 3-day ski trip to Summit Co. and skied at Copper our first day. The Liftopia discount for the lift ticket was significant compared to our cost at the two other resorts: Breckenridge and Winter Park. Since it was our first time at this resort, we took the Mountain Host tour which was great. We had two hosts all to ourselves from 10:00am-1:00pm! They took us all over the mountain, staying on intermediate runs but pointing out the runs we could take for bumps. We so enjoyed this experience that we did the host tours at the two other resorts as well. Despite the fact that the whole area needs snow, we found Copper to have good conditions. The only negative was that we couldn't find parking slopeside and it was quite a hike to walk in our boots with skis from the parking lot to the ticket area.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 11 2013 - 09:34 AM
Francine Advanced Skier
Actually I'm an advanced intermediate in that I can do anything but moguls. We skied at Copper on Jan. 9 and the runs were beautiful and wide and scenic. There was a lot of sapplings and stripped pines that made the runs less the perfect. Watch out for ungroomed greens (Soliliquy) that are truly blues.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 10 2013 - 02:13 PM
Judy Intermediate Skier
GREAT place for beginners and experts alike!!! The price is very reasonable and it's just small enough to keep large crowds and tourists busy at the more expensive ski resorts. There is a central hub with shops and decorations for the holiday season. Definitely check Copper out for a great day and some fun runs!
Copper Mountain review written Dec 20 2012 - 05:34 AM
Valerie Beginner Snowboarder
We were there to watch the Nor-Am races. The mountain looked like fun so we decided to try it. Lots of terrain, loooong runs, great lift system. The ambiance is great....very friendly employees, nice alpine village at the bottom of the hill. We had a great time and will return. My tip is this: there are lots of little pay parking lots tucked into the village. You can park practically next to the lift that you want to ski. If you chose to park for free, the bus system is really efficient.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 10 2012 - 05:38 PM
Greg DuPratt Advanced Skier
Went to Copper Mt on 11/30/2012 and WOW this place is great for early season skiing. I am from VA so our ski season lasts about 5 weeks these days so the long groomed runs of Copper Mt were a welcome sight. Fast lifts all over the mountain, broad groomed runs with little traffic and a large amount of varied terrain. I bought the demo package and it is TOTALLY worth it! I skied the whole K2 AMP line and exchanged all day with no hassle. If you get hungry the village is at the based of the lift and they have a broad range to choose from, if you want a muffin and coffe they have that, want a full out dinner there a place for that! THe trails are great and while this wasnt a POW day i still enjoyed skiing for 7 hours straight!
Copper Mountain review written Dec 02 2012 - 11:02 PM
Nathan Intermediate Skier
Though Mother Nature is not cooperating this year, Copper is holding up better than most of the other ski areas around. Way better than Vail!! Wish they didn't charge for parking for half full lots this late in the season, but the people are the friendliest most helpful of the many CO ski areas I have visited. From guest services to rentals to lift operators, all showed a courteous and friendly attitude. All staff were helpful and it was a satisfying experience with two young kids.
Copper Mountain review written Apr 12 2012 - 11:03 PM
Bwitherell Advanced Skier
Oh, and thanks liftopia and Copper for the deals! I paid $84 for the lift ticket and $20 lunch combo. Copper lift tickets (while still expensive) are a much better deal than some of the other resorts and they actually reduce the price for multiple days of skiing unlike Vail resorts which is almost the same price per day.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 29 2012 - 02:56 PM
Chris Intermediate Snowboarder
We got the $20 lunch and lift ticket option at Copper Mountain. We boarded four parks (Eldora, Copper, Breck, Keystone) from 3/20 - 3/23. The snow at Copper was the best of the four this late in the season. Breck was good as well but don't bother with Keystone this season! We ate at JJ's in the east village which had excellent food and service at a very reasonable price. We liked it so much we returned for happy hour. They have an awesome patio and it's much less crowded than the center village. I read another review that said the food was overpriced at Copper but I found it to be a good price for the food served as opposed to Breck where you feel like you get raped if you eat on the mountain. I paid $5 and change for a 20 oz gatorade at Breckenridge - ridiculous. If you go to JJ's I highly recommend the prime rib sandwich (Titanic dip). Their portions are big and the food was delicious!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 29 2012 - 02:37 PM
Chris Intermediate Snowboarder
Look for the Cat skiing on the backside of Copper Peak / Copper Bowl. We accessed it from the Storm King lift or the Rendezvous lift, then take the long easy Otto Bahn trail around the backside to the base of the Mountain Chief chair, the cat rides are FREE but close at 1:30, we "missed it by that much" but it looked like a blast.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 26 2012 - 07:51 PM
Arnie Advanced Skier
Everything went smoothly over spring break. My first time at Copper. The atmosphere is very laid back compared to Breck or Keystone, they are very easy going. we had kids in ski school, and you can check them in at 4pm the day prior and you get your equipment in the same process (diff than keystone.) Recommend going a littly early, as the ski storage closed PROMPTLY at 5pm. It took us just over an hour to get them checked in and all of our equipment, so the first day we had to load up the skis and all and take them home with us. After that we checked them each day and it went great.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 26 2012 - 04:20 PM
Jennifer Intermediate Skier
We keep coming back to Copper, despite other choices in Summit County. Terrain for all levels. Good deals on Liftopia - we saved over $30/day vs. window prices. Skiied w/o 3/15 - below freezing in the morning, above freezing in the afternoon (mashed potatoes) but still enjoyed - people are great!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 17 2012 - 03:54 PM
Daryl Intermediate Skier
I have skiied all over Colorado, and I LOVED Copper Mt. Great place for all skier's. What I loved is how the mountain is set up by your level of skiing. Be sure to get up Kokomo and stay on LumberJack if you are a beginner to bypass some of the ski school. TimberLine Express was nice going down Siloquoy. Long runs and look for G "Groomed". Especially since snow is down this year. I didnt have trouble with tickets. Just had to take off old and put on new one each day. Take some scissors to clip them off each night. Really they should print for the amount of days you purchasaed. Would be easier:-)
Copper Mountain review written Mar 16 2012 - 08:38 PM
Sarah Intermediate Skier
Loved the lunch option. Good deal. Copper is an awesome mountain. The folks there keep things in control so all can ski safely and have an awesome time. Trails for all abilities. Loved it!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 13 2012 - 05:20 PM
Bob t Advanced Skier
Was there last week with 2 others thru great deal on LIFTOPIA! Highly reccommend both Copper & using LIFTOPIA. Stayed/skiied at Steamboat with no deals, day skiing at Copper & Vail (no deal). My opinion, this Mtn is a sleeper not to be missed, I felt skiing here 20 years ago that it was better than Breck, Keyston & A-basin. I know, i'm from out east but never forgot how good it was here.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 12 2012 - 06:59 PM
FranKO Advanced Skier
Very new to skiing and found even the greens to be too steep for me. Have heard that Breck is better for newbies, but haven't been there.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 11 2012 - 07:57 PM
Michelle Beginner Skier
We started going to Copper last year, and for the second year in a row it was my favorite place to ride. We actually went two days in a row this year because of the great deal that we got on Liftopia. Copper has great advanced/intermediate runs, plenty of bowls, and the lift lines we're short compared to Vail and Breck which we also visited on this trip. Parking in the paid lots was also much cheaper than Vail.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 25 2012 - 03:26 PM
Jeff Intermediate Snowboarder
Copper as always was great. However, I purchased 4 days of lift passes for 2 people. The passes did not indicate which ticket to use for which day. They were all dated the same. This caused a hassle in the lift line as I had the wrong pass attached to my jacket. The attendant had to scan all of my passes to determine which one I should be using for that day. This is definitely an issue the Copper should correct. I haven't ever experienced this at any other resort when purchasing multiple day lift passes.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 24 2012 - 05:37 PM
Gwen Intermediate Skier
Copper has always been my favorite place to go - so keep that in mind! The staff are the best, friendly and laid-back. The ski patrol are always friendly and helpful. The prices for food are a little cheaper than the other places around the area, but still more than you might expect to pay outside of a resort location. The terrain is awesome - this year, even with weaker snow fall, we were lucky enough to ski the limited open runs in the bowls. The snow and the difficulty are just right for everyone though.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 24 2012 - 02:55 PM
John Advanced Skier
Bought 2 adult tickets with the lunch credits. GO FOR IT. Im really glad I did. My son, daughter, and I had a great day skiing on an absolutely gorgeous Friday, Feb 17th. (My daughter is a junior so I just got her ticket at the window.) You really want to go thru Liftopia because I got a slightly reduced ticket plus (2) $20 lunch credits. When the cashier said the lunch total for 3 average lunches was $53+ I did a double take. I live in Colorado and know that it is standard highway robbery to eat on the mountain, but I didnt buy a damn 12-pack for crying out loud?!!!! I had one beer and my kids had soda. 53 BUCKS????? A total rip off for what they callled lunch. But, the pill was a lot easier to swallow with $40 in credit. Lunch cost me 13 bucks, less than 3 Mc Death meals Because of Liftopia I had a happy meal, and not a completely disgusted one. The food? edible, but certainly not spectacular. Another tip. Try the jalapeno bacon cheesburger mid mountain. Yes, I was skeptical, but the Jalapeno dusted bacon was actually good.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 19 2012 - 04:00 PM
James in Golden Advanced Skier
We skied Copper Feb. 8,9 2012 and I liked the quality of blue runs and it seemed to have more tree islands than Arapahoe Basin and Keystone (which we skied earlier in the week). Very few lift lines I might add. It was mostly packed powder and the last day we had 4 inches of fresh powder and very little grooming. We crashed alot since we're not used to skiing in powder and mainly stuck to more green runs. The green runs were pretty challenging I thought and could be considered blue at other resorts. The free parking lot was a hassle since accidentally we got on the wrong bus the first day and missed precious time. Too far to walk. You have to take the shuttle everytime. Also I give their customer service A+. I accidentally left my snowblades by the bathroom at the parking lot, found them the next day luckily. Since I had my phone no. on them one of the staff called my home phone to report them lost. I really apprecitated that!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 16 2012 - 07:27 AM
Gwen Intermediate Skier
Was at Copper Feb 10-11. Fresh powder and absolutely gorgeous full day on the 11th. Had an amazing time. I agree that the greens outside Kokomo and Lumberjack lifts are a bit challenging but it was great for me to since I'm a notch above beginner's level. Beautiful runs, lots of variety, quick lifts (except Kokomo and Lumberjack; those are SLOW and stop multiple times...) We ate bfast at Endo's which makes amazing omelets!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 13 2012 - 07:54 AM
Sofia Beginner Skier
I skied Copper on 2/9 we had great snow and it was snowed . The best tip is to walk in shoes and rent a locker for all day for 6 bucks. you can get in out as often as you want. This 4 time here and will return.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 12 2012 - 11:04 AM
tom Intermediate Skier
Thank you for the great lift ticket deals!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 10 2012 - 03:45 PM
LSyrko Intermediate Skier
Copper is our favorite! We skiied 2 days, one was sunny and beautiful nobody on the mountain and the second day 2inches of snow--- beautiful! At the end of the day we like to relax at Jack's bar. Can't wait to go again! We have been coming to this area for the past20 years. We ski the blue Runs!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 10 2012 - 03:41 PM
LSyrko Intermediate Skier
Great mountain with long runs. We were there Feb 5-7 and there were no waits to the lifts and hardly anyone on the slopes. I loved the mountain as a boarder, but had a beginner boarder with me that had problems with any greens that were not off of lumberjack or kokomo lifts. Any greens outside of these lifts were too challenging. We stayed in Snowflake and loved the access to bar/restaurant/rentals.
Copper Mountain review written Feb 09 2012 - 09:38 AM
Donna Vicknair Intermediate Snowboarder
Copper was awesome, 9" of power, total blast!
Copper Mountain review written Feb 01 2012 - 08:12 AM
Bert Advanced Skier
This was my first trip to Colorado and skied Breckenridge and Copper. The area is beautiful. I preferred Copper for the more challenging intermediate runs. The slope is more sheltered from the wind than Breck and the views are more spectacular.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 30 2012 - 06:59 AM
Laura Advanced Skier
Copper is a lot of fun with ski runs for every level. But I don't recommend riding the long lift American Flyer in cold, windy weather. BRRR! Really, why can't they put in a gondola like everybody else in Colorado?
Copper Mountain review written Jan 24 2012 - 06:40 PM
Jules Intermediate Skier
Our family skied January 16th - 20th 2012. It snowed almost everyday we were there which made for awesome skiing. (except for the runs at the very top of the mountain, they were very icy.) The mountain has a great mix of runs for groups traveling with a mix of people who ski at different levels and also groups with boarders and skiers like ours. If you are a beginner, then you should stay on the right side of the mountain (lifts: lumberjack, kokomo, and american flyer) Our family usually skis at sunlight and cresteD butte, but copper is definetly my favorite, especially with it being 2 hours closer to us from kansas. (only 75 miles from denver) We NEVER had to wait in lift lines and the mountain was not cluttered with lots of people. I would definetly recommend ski in ski out here. We stayed in Lewis ranch which was steps away from lumberjack lift which made us very spoiled, but I wouldn't do it any other way. it is such a pain to carry your skis to the bus. We found a great deal on one of the summit mountain properties (almost a third of the price which was on special during this week) and also used liftopia and saved tons of money on rental and lift tickets. Definetly recommend this mountain over any other. Hope to make it our family tradition for my son who is 6 months old.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 20 2012 - 09:15 PM
Nicole Intermediate Skier
Love Copper, don't like having to pay to park is my biggest issue. There is plenty of free parking for a free shuttle in but we paid to park instead. Shuttle is too much of a pain when it is at the opposite end of where we were skiing. Kokomo green is as easy a green as your going to get. Some of the runs should have been closed because of not enough snow and weeds and stobbs sticking up. Great for kids with all the extra activities they have for them to play. My husband is a boarder and he loved the terrain parks. We were there Jan. 12-14.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 20 2012 - 01:44 PM
Shannon Intermediate Skier
Free parking OK, but you have to shuttle in. Small pay lot at Center Village, $20 on weekend and holidays and $10 on weekdays, but close enough to Center Village if you want to leave stuff in your car and not get a locker.. Skied Jan 17 & 18. Little thin on snow on runs without snowmaking, but snowmaking runs good. Runs at the top and bowls not open yet due to lack of snow. For intermediates suggest Timbeline Express lift or Super Bee. After skiing, try Pizza Carlo on the east side of the of center village. Had a large single topping hand topped pizza (18") and pitcher of draft for $25. One of the best pizzas I"ve had anywhere.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 20 2012 - 06:36 AM
Mark Intermediate Skier
Had family there on Sunday; conditions were great. Liftopia tickets worked out great! Parked for free at the free lot and took the shuttle to the UNION (West Center) and walked onto to the lift. (Total Time from car to Lift (15 minutes - perfect timing) Highly recommend that route as carrying skis was at a minimum for the little ones. Snacked at Center ate lunch at West and never saw East as we are not there yet :) Ambassadors in Blue Coats for Copper were very helpful and large electronic lockers for $10 bucks at West worked out great given I was in there 5x during the day ! Understand there maybe a baggage check at Center and may try that next time ....... Departure buses were running every couple of minutes ...Awesome Day!!
Copper Mountain review written Jan 18 2012 - 07:53 AM
mike Intermediate Skier
Had a great trip. Buying the tickets were easy online. Easy to pick up right there on site at Copper. We skied Christmas Day. Not everything was open, but we did have a lack of snow, so we expected it. Will buy tickets again on this site.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 04 2012 - 11:01 AM
Larry Intermediate Skier
Excellent mountain. We skied around Xmas break 2011, which was actually pretty low in terms of snow. there were some trails that had little fir trees popping up through the snow, i am not sure there was more than 10 inches coverage in some areas. but not their fault. most of the trails were in good shape, but obvioulsy more snow would have been ideal. I think it is an excellent ski resort. best of the 4-5 I checked in the area.
Copper Mountain review written Jan 02 2012 - 08:57 PM
Julio Intermediate Skier
Had a great time at Copper and thanks to this site for getting us a nice discount! My college aged son even hit the half pipe with his board.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 19 2011 - 08:24 AM
Larry Intermediate Skier
Your service is GREAT, but I do snow plowing on the side, and my neighborhood got hit again Sunday night, so I had to remain at home and plow, and plow somre more. Wish I could have plowed it up to Copoper to add to some of their runs. But it will come.
Copper Mountain review written Dec 07 2011 - 02:22 PM
Stewart Brown Intermediate Skier
Can't understand why Copper wouldn't open Union Creek first--came with beginner skiers and the easiest part of the MTN was not open--one would think the easiest part of the MTN would be covered with snow and easy to open--Copper needs to let everyone know BEFORE you buy a lift ticket that there are NO runs open for beginners. The slopes off of American Flyer do not qualify as beginner slopes--they would be black/blues on the east coast.
Copper Mountain review written Nov 25 2011 - 06:14 PM
Rod Bishop Advanced Skier
After living in Colorado for 14 years, Copper Mountain is still our favorite place to ski and snowboard, we ended up at the Lodge at Copper, next to the American Flyer lift that accesses the easiest terrain to Expert. Terrific ski in-out location, you can drop your equipment off and head to the Center Village for ski apre cocktails.*Copper Mountain Lodging does not promote the older buildings, you have to ask and make sure they have been updated. Best bargain around..
Copper Mountain review written Oct 31 2011 - 12:40 PM
Karen Intermediate Snowboarder
My GF and I skied copper in March and the weather was perfect, nice sun shine and 5 inches of fresh snow made for a fun morning until all the fresh stuff got tore up. She is a beginning skier and we hung on the greens, of which there are plenty and we had a good day. I skied the blues and they were a bit more challenging but not too much for her if she took it slow. The black diamonds here are plenty stout and the bowls get your hear racing. I skied union bowl and let me tell you when you get to the top of that and look down and the wind is blowing 25 mph you get a bit excited. A few too many bumps for my taste but maybe I am getting to old to ski them all day? 36 yrs old. I like bumps as much as the next guy but would like some of the blacks and double blacks to have some nice steep smooth surface for high speed cruising without launching…… Nice place, friendly staff
Copper Mountain review written Jun 15 2011 - 12:22 PM
Pete Advanced Skier
Excellent! If you are traveling with beginners take American Flyer lift up instead of American Eagle. American Eagle services some steep blues where a true beginner can struggle early. We enjoyed running Timberline Express which services a nice green, Soliloquy, and some nice intermediate runs so our group could be together. Found plenty of good tree skiing under American Flyer and still could re-join my friends at the end on Timberline Express. On the other side of the hill, Resolution bowl was a good option when the wind picked up! Copper is Great! But no drinking water after the base to refill your bottles. Love it!
Copper Mountain review written Apr 11 2011 - 08:34 AM
Mike Advanced Skier
This was my first stay right on the mountain and it was definitely the way to go. No driving around. My daughter and I just walked to took a shuttle to the night life. Everyone was friendly and helpful from restaurants to the Village Rentals and Shops.
Copper Mountain review written Apr 08 2011 - 06:58 PM
Bobby Stafford and Courtney McGlothlin Advanced Skier
Great mountain. If you are with anyone who is at a lower level than you are you can still meet up for lunch, etc., just study the map and lifts and ask the friendly people who work their for suggestions. I was with a green skier and the way the mountain is divided up really suited us both just fine, and she didn't suddenly find herself "over her head" by miss reading a trail sign...we could connect easily and I could ski a bit with her...and their were several green slopes that were really nice because I could zip off into the trees and still be there with her...really great experience. PARK IN THE FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE OVER!!!
Copper Mountain review written Mar 26 2011 - 12:48 PM
Jack Advanced Skier
Too much fun! Love the mountain and the way that it is naturally divided into abilities. My husband is a "black" skier, I am a "blue" and the kids are both "blue" and "green".I agree with a previous reviewer that using the FREE parking is both quick and EASY and we really never waited over 3 min. for a bus and that was the most we waited...delivered to the "door"...couldn't be better. Nice, helpful employees (always a plus). So glad to hear that you are replacing the High Point lift...that was the only negative I WOULD have to say, but since you are replacing it...I will not comment! For those of you who have fairly new skiers this is the best place to both learn and grow...Kokomo is a nice length and width and not scary at all. The Luberjack lift offers access to the widest trail I have ever seen, and a nice step up from the the access from Kokomo. We will probably make Copper mountain our permanent ski is the first time we have been there, but not the last! I am calling my level green because I want those of you who are beginners, or green to read this.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 26 2011 - 12:38 PM
Elizabeth Beginner Skier
Copper was great for our family. This was our second year of skiing for our children ( ages 9 & 11 ). We spent all our time on the green runs which didn't bore my wife and I(intermediates). The lines were minimal (5min). The kids improved greatly. Next year we will be skiing the blues as a family! I wish we could pick up all our Liftopia tickets at once (4 days, 4 ticket window trips).
Copper Mountain review written Mar 20 2011 - 09:29 AM
Tom Intermediate Skier
Copper was great for our family. This was our second year of skiing for our children ( ages 9 & 11 ). We spent all our time on the green runs which didn't bore my wife and I(intermediates). The lines were minimal (5min). The kids improved greatly. Next year we will be skiing the blues as a family! I wish we could pick up all our Liftopia tickets at once (4 days, 4 ticket window trips).
Copper Mountain review written Mar 20 2011 - 09:28 AM
Tom Intermediate Skier
Copper is a great mountain for families. There were plenty of good greens and blues. The lines were not long and the runs were not congested and this was at Spring Break. I would highly recommend this mountain to all levels of skiers.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 19 2011 - 10:11 AM
Karen Intermediate Skier
You can't go wrong riding at Copper. It's never super crowded and the mountain offers terrain for everyone to enjoy. Good chill atmosphere on the mountain and of course at the bars. The food is great, especially at JJ's, kick ass food and good deals on beer. If you are looking for great conditions and a resort that's run by polite professional staff, then Copper is the place to go.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 06 2011 - 07:41 PM
Anthony Advanced Snowboarder
After skiing at Loveland, Copper is a Class A resort. Ditto to all of the information already posted, but I found the most pleasant thing about Copper is that most of the lifts were detachable, so they slowed down for loading and unloading and then sped up at twice the speed of Loveland. I also like having the safety bars on the lifts for resting your ski's on plus making me feel safer when riding high above the ground. I was also impressed with the food choices and the prices were remarkably reasonable. I give Copper Mountain 5 Stars.*****
Copper Mountain review written Mar 04 2011 - 03:18 PM
Don Intermediate Skier
Copper mountain is an awesome mountain, the naturally divided terrain has the good blacks on the left side, the intermediate in the middle and the green on the right hand side.This natural divide allows the beginer and intermediate skiers or boarders to stay in the middle and leaves the blacks available to ski or ride without dodging beginers. The kids ski and ride school on the green side has excellent instructors. The access to the back bowls via Storm King "a poma lift" is awesome. Spend the day back there if you can.
Copper Mountain review written Mar 04 2011 - 12:00 AM
Vic Advanced Skier
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