Copper Mountain Ski Holidays

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Victoria Shilston

"It’s easy to spot Copper Mountain from the I70 Highway as the runs spell ‘Sky’! I really like the way Copper Mountain is set up, experts to the left of me, beginners to the right - here I am stuck in the middle on a blue!!"

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 7/10
  • Intermediates: 9/10
  • Advanced: 7/10
  • Families: 9/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 7/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 6/10
  • Sustainability: 6/10

Season: Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Nearest Airport: Denver

Flight Time: 10 hrs

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Transport: Car Hire or Transfer

Elevation: 12,313 ft

Vertical Drop: 2,601 ft

Avg Snowfall: 23 ft

Ski Area: 2,465 acres

Ski Lifts: 22

Runs: 126

Grade: 54% advanced (Including off piste)
25% intermediates
21% beginners

Why Copper Mountain?

An old mining town, Copper takes its name from the mineral discovered there in the 1800s.

Copper has only recently hit the international stage.  Intrawest's development of the ski resort has transformed it into one of the best value ski holiday destinations in Colorado.

That said, it has always been one of Colorado's best ski areas and a favourite amongst the locals with excellent snow reliability and great terrain for all levels.

There are effectively 2 parts to the resort village - East Village, made up mostly of accommodation, and the New Village where you will find most of the shops, restaurants and lodging. Both areas have access to the slopes and are linked by a shuttle bus. A short transfer time from Denver, affordable and convenient lodging and first-class skiing make Copper Mountain a superb choice.

Copper could have been made for skiing.  There are plently of cruisers to warm up on, some super steeper pitches above the East Village and plenty of bumps.  On the back side of the mountain there are fantastic wide open bowls that offer a great introduction to backcountry skiing.  There is a dedicated Family Zone above Union Creek on the west of the resort.

Woodward at Copper offers a year round ski and snowboard training facility dedicated to terrain park and pipe progression. The 20,000 square foot facility known as the Barn offers Snowflex jumps, foam pits, fly bed trampoline, a tumble track, 2 mini ramps, and a spring floor all in the name of park and pipe progression.  Woodward at Copper campers (summer) and day guests (winter) not only have access to the 20,000 sq ft training facility, but are also lucky enough to shred through Copper's nationally recognized terrain parks and Superpipe. Copper's Main Vein Superpipe has been the first to open in North America for 4 years running and pulled down a Top Ten Pipes nod from Transworld Snowboarding. Copper's Park and Pipe team, in conjunction with Snow Park Technologies, has created a terrain park system grounded in Progression.

Ski Safaris Combine Copper Mountain with other Colorado ski resorts.

Progression 3 camps to take you to the next level, including Woodward freestyle!

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