Copper was amazing. period. 2 Days after a snow there is still fresh to be found if you look in the right places. For those of you who complain about skiing ice there, learn how to read the sun, the weather and the cardinal direction in which slopes face. Skiing Copper or any mountain this size requires some thought and planning. Any less will result in a very average experience. Ice and crust happens at every resort; deal with it or get intelligent and avoid it. Want a workout with a little hiking at 10k feet? hit up the cat skiing on tucker mountain. Rip lines seen in Warren Miller films and do it all day if you want. Oh yeah the best part: IT'S FREE! A taste of light backcountry skiing for those of you who don't want to deal with avy beacons, slab testing, snow grain analysis etc. etc. Give it a go and see if you can squeeze a secret or 2 out of the locals and you'll love this mountain. Very down-to-earth non-pretentious crowd for the most part.