Ski Cooper Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 11 Beginner
  • 14 Intermediate
  • 14 Advanced
Ski Cooper is THE best location for affordable family fun. With wide-open slopes, all-natural snow, and virtually no lift lines, Ski Cooper is a great choice for families. Ski Cooper’s award-winning ski school offers lessons to all skill levels and beginning at age three. Daycare on the mountain makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy ... a day at Ski Cooper. Visit our cafeteria to enjoy inexpensive meals as well. Daily Lift tickets are the most affordable in Colorado for the upcoming winter season.

Ski Cooper is nestled among Colorado's two highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, allowing it some of the most beautiful views in the state. It is known for its small town charm, and with the lowest ticket prices in Colorado and an award winning ski school, Ski Cooper is an excellent location for affordable family fun. Ski Cooper offers very low prices on rental equipment, lesson packages, meals, and daycare as well.

** Note: These tickets are for Ski Cooper, NOT Copper Mountain **
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Ski Cooper 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.

Ski Cooper Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 39

Weekend Hours


Ski Cooper Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

10,500 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,200 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

11,700 ft

Ski Cooper Ski Pictures and Photos

Ski Cooper Logo
Ski Cooper Trail Map

Ski Cooper Reviews & Tips (34)

Ski Cooper was like a trip back in time! Small mountain with old-school lifts, basic amenities and no frills. Makes sense that it also has some real history behind it (100th Mountain Division training location). If you're looking for expert terrain, there is none. Literally none--the trails marked as black would barely qualify as blue at other resorts. But if you're looking for a laid back mountain with cheap prices and no crowds, this is the place! I am a season pass holder at Copper Mountain and Winter Park, and I was shocked by how much space I had on the mountain--no traffic or gawkers standing around, just lots of open space. This would be the perfect place for beginners or someone looking for a good skiing experience rather than a skiiing/shopping/party experience that all the other big resorts seem to have turned into.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 02 2016 - 05:30 PM
David Advanced Snowboarder
Great familia Ski destinación, excelente condiciones, Rapid lunes.
Ski Cooper review written Nov 24 2015 - 10:07 PM
David Kennedy Advanced Skier
PHENOMINAL! Come take a few turns off of Nightmare or Kamikazee! Piney is another great one, but be careful, as these slopes tend to have moguls!
Ski Cooper review written Mar 18 2014 - 01:01 PM
Thor Odinson Advanced Skier
The local's best kept secret...I love Cooper! Most people hear me talk of it and think I mean Copper too-so funny! While a lot has changed w/their rental facility & process-it's still a great place, w/awesome staff and beautiful trails. It may seem small at first-but the variety in the trails and grooming make it a perfect ski experience for all levels. And lift/rental prices make it super affordable for families wanting a good, quality ski experience w/out long lift lines, busy/packed slopes or crazy out-of-control nutsos-which you often run into at other Summit County or 'commercialized' resorts. Cooper doesn't need to advertise because they get great word-of- mouth recommendations, from those In-the-know. And after a day of skiing, be sure to eat at the other best kept secret in Leadvilke: Mile-Hi Pizza...yummm!!!
Ski Cooper review written Feb 22 2014 - 02:07 PM
Katie Advanced Skier
We've been going to Cooper for the past four years and love it -- mostly because it's affordable. When you're traveling from another state it's a little hard to justify paying $80-100 for a one-day lift ticket, and Cooper makes the sport of skiing/snowboarding available to people who don't make a 6-figure salary. The runs are great and well groomed, and the staff is always friendly -- and you can't beat the views from the top of the mountain. This year, however, the rental experience was a NIGHTMARE. The guys in the shop were nice, but there was zero organization. We reserved gear for 2-days, and when we showed up the second day our gear was gone, and guess what? They no longer had any helmets, nor did they have boots in our size. The dude helping us gave us this explanation "yeah, sorry guys, it looks like someone took your gear, we're not really organized right now." ??? I had to at least ask if we'd be discounted (which we were). I heard similar complaints about the rental shop from others we met in the lodge, so if you're planning a trip to Cooper and need it somewhere else, and then you're sure to have a great visit!!
Ski Cooper review written Jan 04 2014 - 10:35 AM
Dani Intermediate Snowboarder
Ski Cooper was great! Had 3" of new snow first day and skiing was perfect. Good runs, no lift lines, good food. Overall, great trip. Would recommend.
Ski Cooper review written Feb 07 2013 - 07:20 AM
Kevin Intermediate Skier
Returned to Cooper this year based on great experiences in the past, unfortunately this year was not a repeat of previous visits. Although not the fault of the operators the skiing conditions are poor to horrible. They have very little snow, a lot of bare spots and closed off areas. The packed powder is more like ice, crusty and difficult to ski on. Apparently too little snow to even groom as they had groomed this icy mess on only 1 run the day were there. Took 2 beginners with us for there first time skiing and the conditions made if very difficult for them. Then too add insult to all of this, we were almost the last off the mountain and by 3:50 the mail lift was shut down, the buildings closed and locked. When we left the parking lot at 4:15 all the staff in the buildings were gone! Yes, it was a slow day, but that's no reason to slight the paying customers that were there. Disappointed in Cooper this trip.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 27 2013 - 02:44 PM
Bill Intermediate Skier
Planned on skiing Cooper one day. Liked it and the people so much that we went for a second. Keystone was a steep ice rink with a cost of almost $90 a person. We'll be driving from Summit to ski Cooper on all our future visits. Great skiing, great prices (Liftopia is the way to go), and a great drive to get there. Parked right next to the snow instead of walking with equipment for ever.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 10 2013 - 02:16 PM
Vinny Intermediate Skier
We loved Ski Cooper for the variety of runs and lack of people. However, they forced opening many of the runs and my skis took a beating because of it. There were rocks and trees everywhere on Molly Mayfield and Sitzmark, the main runs into the lodge. We enjoy that the lodge is comfortable and easy to find a seat.
Ski Cooper review written Dec 26 2012 - 02:16 PM
David Advanced Skier
Great place for a family. Two grandsons (8 and 10) went from the bunny hill to black diamonds in three days. Unless you're looking for a real skiing challenge ... and unless you really like the long lines that keep you at the bottom of the hills for extended periods at the bigger-name resorts, then Ski Cooper is for you. You spend 95% of your time skiing, and the other 5% waiting for lifts or taking a break in the lodge.
Ski Cooper review written Mar 23 2012 - 01:26 PM
Dick Intermediate Skier
We had three first-time youth skiers--7, 12 and 14. Ski Cooper was a great place for all of them to learn. I had never been to Ski Cooper but have been to other larger ski resorts in Colorado and would highly, highly recommend Ski Cooper to any and all families. It was affordable and we felt safe letting the kids ski on their own either on the beginners' hill or any of the other runs. The "magic carpet" for the beginning skiers was perfect and the other lifts ran quickly and efficiently. The runs were well groomed even though there hadn't been a lot of snow this season. The people working there--from getting lift tickets, to the equipment to the ski schools--were all excellent. Our family will definitely make the trip again!
Ski Cooper review written Mar 18 2012 - 04:00 PM
Karis Intermediate Skier
Ski Cooper is family fun, a great way to get a LOT of runs in for very little money
Ski Cooper review written Feb 20 2012 - 07:13 PM
John Advanced Skier
If you're looking for glitz and glammor, go some place else. If you're looking for great skiing with friendly, family,heart of skiing appeal, then you'll call this place home. I love this place and all I met there. Will be my destination again. Pete
Ski Cooper review written Feb 17 2012 - 11:52 PM
Pete Curtis Advanced Skier
Ski Cooper was great! Just an FYI Ski Cooper is different than Copper Mountain...
Ski Cooper review written Feb 02 2012 - 02:42 PM
Amy Intermediate Skier
Old folks day Feb. 1 & 15 -- $27 55-69 and $15 over 70. Be there or be square!!! And, get outta my way, Sonny!
Ski Cooper review written Jan 29 2012 - 11:59 AM
OY Intermediate Skier
This is a great place to ski, no lines, great grooming and powder, trails are long and wide but also some trails in the trees. All levels will have a blast there. Family friendly and wonderful views. Had a great time, can't wait to go back.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 23 2012 - 05:49 PM
Marty Advanced Skier
My husband and I were staying at Breckenridge and made the hour drive to enjoy the mountain twice. the fresh tracks lasted all day! The snow was great and we loved having the mountain to ourselves.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 22 2012 - 09:04 PM
Kathy Intermediate Skier
We love Ski Cooper! Every staff member is professional and friendly, we have a wonderful time every year, and we can't recommend it highly enough!
Ski Cooper review written Jan 02 2012 - 07:33 PM
The Andersons Beginner Skier
VERY Friendly, GREAT place to ski. Not crowded, nice runs. Stay at Grand West Village - less than 10 mintues away!
Ski Cooper review written Mar 17 2011 - 12:15 PM
Rob Intermediate Skier
Get there earlier to park closer! Can ski to car where ever though. Awesome place at a great budget rate! Where a helmet lots of tree skiing if you like.
Ski Cooper review written Mar 02 2011 - 10:17 AM
Erick Advanced Skier
Family-friendly and very wallet-friendly place to ski. Very enjoyable!
Ski Cooper review written Feb 28 2011 - 08:58 PM
Brian Intermediate Skier
Great fun for the family. Took my youngest son who si just learning the board. The long wide runs where great!
Ski Cooper review written Feb 19 2011 - 03:47 PM
Dan Advanced Skier
Loved my day at Ski Cooper. Will be taking my family there and sharing the great runs and short lines!
Ski Cooper review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:45 PM
Trisha Intermediate Snowboarder
Good snow, great prices. Mountain was fun, the runs were a little short but good. Staff was great, knowledgeable. Will definitely go back.
Ski Cooper review written Feb 15 2011 - 10:21 AM
Ben Advanced Skier
Great place for the money. I went on a Saturday and it was pretty crowded. My only complaint was that they could use a high speed chairlift. Takes 5 minutes to get down the mountain and 20 minutes to get back up.
Ski Cooper review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:22 PM
Jeff Intermediate Skier
Great family boarding/skiing. If you plan to rent equipment do allow extra time as there was a pretty long wait. Other than that, fantastic place for beginner to intermediate level.
Ski Cooper review written Jan 02 2011 - 03:28 PM
Tonya Intermediate Skier
Great time very family friendly!
Ski Cooper review written Jan 01 2011 - 03:59 PM
John Advanced Skier
Great place for the family. We have skiers and boarders of all levels in our family and everyone had a great time! We will be returning!
Ski Cooper review written Dec 28 2010 - 02:08 PM
Liz Intermediate Skier
Ski cooper is a great place for family. No terrain park and lots of laughter. It was great and alot of fun.
Ski Cooper review written Dec 27 2010 - 03:43 PM
Brad Advanced Skier
First trip to Cooper and we all (two teens and papa) enjoyed it immensely. Short lines, good runs and friendly staff.
Ski Cooper review written Dec 24 2010 - 04:17 PM
Steve Intermediate Snowboarder
Loved the snow - most of it they don't groom and for the better; feels like backcountry
Ski Cooper review written Dec 20 2010 - 02:37 PM
Ela Advanced Snowboarder
If your a beginner or intermediate then ski cooper is the best place for the money, plus no crowds. If your a good skier then it's way to short on the mountain, took me about 3 minutes to get down the hill and ten on the lift back up. I would recommend it to almost anyone.
Ski Cooper review written Dec 19 2010 - 07:18 PM
Jason Intermediate Skier
Cool place during week practically have mountain to yourself. Lots of fun!
Ski Cooper review written Sep 29 2010 - 10:01 PM
Manuel Advanced Snowboarder
What a great place to ski!
Ski Cooper review written Oct 27 2008 - 10:32 PM
John Advanced Snowboarder

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