Copper Mountain Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Colorado
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  Resort Information
Season Nov - Mid April
Nearest Airport Denver
Ski Area 260km
Ski Lifts 29
Ski Runs 102
Longest Run 5.3km
Resort Height 2926m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4.5 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 3 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Copper Mountain Ski Resort has around 260km of pistes,or trails as they are known in the US and include easy groomed runs, smaller mogul runs, bowl and tree skiing, steep chutes, big bump runs and terrain parks.Just about everything you want in a near perfect ski area.Copper Mountain...the resort for all reasons!Thus for those looking at Eurpean comparisons, it is bigger than Les Arcs or La Plagne, but not as big a ski area as both combined...just better!!

Throughout the year, the main village — filled with short-term rental condos, hotels, shops, ski rentals, restaurants and bars — ignites with events, concerts and performers. You will not need to find the need to drive to a nearby town as everything you could need is all in one place and all right by the slopes, with much accommodation being ski in,ski out, so do not let anyone fool you into thinking there are no ski in ski out resorts in America.This is as good as it gets and boy is it good.

Because of Copper Mountain's exceptionally convenient layout, all lodging tends to be close to the mountain. There is a variety of moderate to premium accommodations to choose from; but no matter where you stay, you will find yourself either ski-in/ski-out, slope-side or within an easy walking distance to everything.

Previously, when booking lodging in Copper, you would select your preferred Village, and type of property – for example a gold rated 2 bedroom condo - and then Copper would have allocated you to a specific building which was not guaranteed but now they allow you to choose a neighbourhood within the villages, some 'neighbourhoods' only include 1 building or property, and others include 4 or 5 different properties. In lodging descriptions you can now see which properties are in each neighbourhood and village to help you locate exactly where you want to be but if not sure just call or email us and check out coppercolorado.com too..

Copper Mountain Ski Resort  is known for its naturally divided terrain, which separates beginners from experts — making everyone feel more comfortable on the mountain and confident that there are no surprises around the corner!. It is also just so easy to find your way around and not get lost.Beginners,nervous skiers and experts will just love the terrain here.

Union Creek, located at the farthest end of Copper’s entrance, provides a lodge, ski school base and beginner terrain, which makes up 21% of the mountain. There’s also a little known beginner area at R-lift, which sits high on the mountain.The majority of skiers and riders head to the Flyer and American Eagle lifts, located in Copper’s main village, in the middle of the resort. These lifts ascend to mostly intermediate runs and offer access to higher lifts with more advanced terrain.

Advanced bump runs of off Sierra, or S-chair, (accessible by the Flyer) and steep bowls (accessible by a Poma lift) sit above this terrain. Since 54% of the mountain caters to advanced skiers and riders, there are also plenty of bump runs tucked away off of Resolution and SuperBee lifts. In fact, many people simply start at the SuperBee, which is the closest base lift to the free, shuttle-served parking lot. Both intermediates and advanced riders can make their way down from SuperBee, and the lines are sometimes shorter.

The back bowl of Copper offers open, ungroomed terrain, but its southern exposure can make it a little clumpy after late-spring snowstorms. Otherwise, it is a great place to make turns and the best part of the bowl is the free snowcat that takes better skiers and riders to Tucker Mountain, where they can hike for 15-20 minutes and ski steep chutes.

Kidz Terrain Park cranks it down a notch for jibbers and jumpers to learn without high risk, before graduating to the bigger park, with its 18-foot quarter pipe and giant tabletops. Woodward at Copper is also an interesting feature; it is the only indoor ski and snowboard training facility with foam pits, trampolines and jumps to help campers learn tricks off the snow.

Copper has a few cool tricks up its sleeve to lure guests, including free tips from ski instructors and Beeline Advantage lift tickets, which allow people to start their day 15 minutes earlier than regular ticket holders and permit them to bypass lift lines all day.

The town itself is well designed and attractive, being built by Intrawest who built Whistler.There are many bars and restaurants to cater for all your needs, all at great prices (and some with European Sky TV) which augments the excellent range of quality accommodations.Prices are very reasonable for one of Colorados finest resorts, so we recommend you take a trip there soon.You wont be disappointed.Check out the piste map below:


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