Copper Mountain is one of the least crowded resorts in Summit County, compared to Breck, Keystone and A Basin. The views around Copper are spectacular and the terrain is great too.
The mountain is full of everything: easy learning areas, fast groomers, steeps, bumps. cliffs, chutes, cornices, bowls, hike access, trees, and freestyle parks. Copper’s terrain is naturally divided in difficulty and slope from east to west. There are 126 total runs.
The west side of the resort, (the right side looking at trail map) is full of green and blue runs. In the center of the mountain is intermediate terrain, fun for anyone looking for long, faster groomers. On the east side is expert steeps and bumps.
The backside is full of breathtaking mountain scenery and big bowl skiing. If you are into tree skiing, this would be the place to go. Copper Mountain offers free Tucker Mountain snow cat rides to powder stashes on certain days, mostly weekends.
There is a terrain park full of features at the top of the American Eagle chair lift. Just like the terrain at copper, the terrain park varies in difficulty from east to west. At the base of the Central Village is a giant superpipe.
Copper Mountain has three base villages, East, Central, and Union Creek. Central Village is the main one with the most restaurants, bar, shopping and activities like a rock climbing wall and ice rink.
Lodging is available throughout town and nearby Summit County. You’ll easily be able to find all levels of accommodations.
Both free and paid parking is available at Copper. Free direct shuttles will take you from the Alpine Lot free lot to the base villages.
Address: 209 Ten Mile Circle, Copper Mountain
Season: early November-mid April
Lift Hours: 8:30/9am-4pm
- Elevation: 9,712 ft (2,926 m) – 12,313 ft (3,767 m)
- Vertical – 2,601 ft (793 m)
- Ski Area: 2,465 acres (985 hectares)
- Average Snowfall: 282 in (710 cm)
Trail Map: Copper Mountain (jpg)