Why Copper Mountain?
An old mining town, Copper takes its name from the mineral discovered there in the 1800s.
Although little-known internationally until the late nineties, investment and development enabled Copper to compete on the same scale as its Colorado neighbours. 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 plenty 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.