Copper is a great place to ski, and everyone seems to understand that. BUT: everything else in Summit County is connected by the Colorado or Epic passes, so the marginal cost of a day at Copper is relatively high for holders of those passes. And if you go into the towns and sit at the bars or restaurants, it seems that the vast majority of people have those passes. So Copper gets left out, which probably doesn't matter much to Intrawest, but it hurts all of the stores in the Village. It's great to find a super mountain that's as empty as Copper, but you have to wonder whether or not Copper can stay viable when most of the people who ski Summit County have a marginal cost of zero when they ski Breck, Keystone, ABasin, Vail, or Beaver Creek, but have a $92 upfront charge to go to Copper.