This early in the season, no other resort rocks like Copper! There is so much terrain open and with the snow expected this week, there is no other place like it. I have skied all the other ski areas in Colorado with the exception of Ski Cooper and Copper offers the most for the least amount of coin.
If you ski blacks or doubles, Copper is your heaven. You will not see a beginner or even an intermediate in your line all day. If you love those cruisers you have easy enough access to those runs. If your choice is blue and greens you will not have those hot shot double diamond skiers to bother you all day. I have skied this and many other resorts for the past 41 years and have yet to see a friendlier, more easily accessible resort in North America.
They have great restaurants and plenty of Après Ski action. You don’t have as big of a choice of places to stay and restaurants or shopping as Vail or Aspen however you don’t have the crowds and prices of those places either.