An average resort compared to others in CO

by: stutterstan - Feb 8, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Easy to get to

    Cons: Tree skiing, straight slopes

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2010

Full review

I visited Copper on Febraury 3, 2010. It is located right beside I-70, so very easy to access. A shuttle takes you from the parking lot to the village. All lifts are 4 person high speed, which is nice. Once at the top, the mountain its self is average. Lots of straight slopes going to the base. Not much of a variety.
Conditions were not the best that day such as hard groomed slopes with icey patches. I do realize that Copper cannot control the poor conditions. After I was tired of going straight up and down, I decided to try the trees. Bad mistake. The trees are very dense and numerous stumps/rocks were visible. This is partly due to the lack of snowfall. After getting my butt kicked in the trees, I tried to make it to the closest slope, what a workout.
The most enjoyable part of the day was sitting on the patio drinking a beer and watching everyone bust. Not a good day at an average resort. After visiting other CO resorts, Copper just does not compete with the others.