Copper Mountain Ski Resort Overview

The naturally divided terrain of Copper Mountain makes it a favorite with Denver locals and international visitors alike. From the easy greens and beginner terrain of the West Village base to the intermediate delights of Center Village across to the park and ride black runs off East Village, mother nature has defiantly set up Copper Mountain as a well-laid-out resort experience.

With 2,507 acres (1014) hectares acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of 2,601 feet (793 meters) and a base elevation of 9,712 feet (2,946 meters) climbing up to a dizzying summit elevation height of 12,313 feet (3,767 m), Copper Mountain definitely delivers on its promise and trademark catch cry – Raised On Colorado.

Copper Mountain enjoys a long season generally from November to April with 305 inches (7.74 m). Interestingly, often March is its snowiest month making for great spring skiing conditions. Copper Mountain is a mountain that’s fun to move around because everything is so well laid out. The lower mountain has great fall-line ski runs cut into the trees. The upper mountain is high above the three-line making for challenging bowl skiing with everything you can imagine from chutes, glades, and open bowls plus you can hike into Tucker Mountain.

Copper Mountain Lodging

Copper’s lodging reflects the resort’s natural terrain layout. With family-friendly lodging in front of the green runs in the West Village. Center Village has the intermediate terrain, and the East Village lies in front of the black terrain. The resort is mainly condo-style from studio to 3+ bedrooms.

Why Choose Copper Mountain Ski Resort?

Over 2507 acres of wide open impeccably groomed runs across their beginner terrain, intermediate terrain, and advanced and extreme terrain areas like Copper Bowl

Copper Mountain is rated one of the most family-friendly resorts in North America

Copper’s terrain park is one of the top five rated terrain parks in North America

Thrill the kids and the big kids too at Woodward Copper and try out new ticks in the foam pits

Copper has a modern well laid-out resort comprising three village areas. East Village, West Village, and Center Village with plenty of activities, après, dining, and lodging options across the resort.

Great snow quality and terrain and the opportunity to go Cat Skiing via the free Tucker Mountain Snow Cat.

Copper Mountain Ski Resort Key Statistics

  • Beginner Runs 21%
  • Intermediate Runs 25%
  • Advanced Runs 54%
  • Summit Elevation 12,313 ft / 3,753 m
  • Ski Area 2,465 acres / 997 hectares
  • Copper Season Opens November
  • Copper Season Closes April

Copper Mountain Lift Passes At A Glance

You can ski and ride Copper Mountain on the IKON Pass, which offers great value if you plan on skiing for multiple days at Copper this season. You can also purchase a Copper season pass as well as a Woodward Barn Pass and Parking Pass. You can also buy all the usual day and multi-day lift passes that you would expect.

We can arrange all of your lift Copper Mountain lift passes for you, including your IKON passes.

Copper Mountain Ski School

As you would expect Copper offers a full range of ski and snow sports coaching and instruction. As Copper is so popular, especially during peak holiday periods, it might be a great way to speed past any lift lines with your private or group ski instructor.

Top 5 Things To Do In Copper Mountain

  1. Ski and ride the 2507 acres of pristine winter with perfectly prepared groomers, steeps, and everything in between.
  2. Jump, flip, and shred every last bit of energy out and learn new skills at Woodwood Copper Barn
  3. If you or the family are into terrain parks – Copper has one of the best.
  4. Race your friends on the NASTAR course
  5. Family fun on the Tubing Hill
  6. Ice Skating at West Lake
  7. Ride the Rocky Mountain Coaster

Copper Restaurants and Bars

Your best option for dining is in East and Center Villages, as well as on the mountain. East Village is more grab-and-go and apres, and Center Village is your main area where most of the restaurants and apres action takes place.

Copper Shopping

Copper has all of your shopping needs covered in a practical and purposeful way. From the latest apparel, sports gear, gifts, crafts, services, and the mega important, for those who like to stay in and feast, grocery & liquor stores.

How To Get To Copper

Copper Mountain is located in the Colorado Front Range 78 miles (125 km) from downtown Denver along I70 and take exit 195. You can also fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) and hire a car or take an airport shuttle transfer, which we can arrange for you.

Other Things To Know About Copper Mountain

Copper is one of the best ski resorts for families and advanced skiers given its blend of user-friendly slopes and advanced terrain. When it is on, Copper Bowl offers mind-blowing riding. As you ski from skiers left to right you experience more challenging terrain and as you go higher into the bowl terrain as well. The American Flyer Lift, known as the American Flyer, and the American Eagle chair lift take you out of Center Village and service beginner and intermediate terrain plus get you to the upper lifts. If you have kids with you, be sure to check out the Upper Enchanted Forest.

 

Photo Credit: © COPPER MOUNTAIN, TRIPP, FAY