After you get past the remote parking area and bus ride to the ski area, you can have some fun here. The Super B lift delivers about 2000 feet of vertical in a quick shot. The poma lift to the top of Spaulding Bowl can get crowded, but in December we skied right on. The steeps of Spaulding Bowl were welcomed as a good early December tune up. The snow in Spaulding Bowl was great owing to higher than average November snowfall and the prevailing winds which blow in even more snow. The backside wasn't open yet, but we had fun cruising around the front and ducking into a few trees. Some of the steeps off the Sierra lift were also open providing further early season challenge. Copper has plenty of blue cruisers and gentle greens to go along with its black fare.