Small crowds, Easy parking and unloading,Great for kids, Great runs
No high speed lifts, no slopeside lodging
I have skied some great resorts in Colorado and Utah for over twenty years but we made our first trip to Ski Cooper last year and will go back this year. We have a blended family of five kids age 6 to 16 and thay all had a great time. The runs are plenty long and challenging enough for anybody but the serious black diamond skier. Even though the lifts are not the modern high speed type, the lack of lift lines still leaves plenty of time to get in as many runs as you please. The base area is small with the day lodge, ski shop and ski school all together so letting the kids ski by themselves is ok. The prices are great compared to the larger resorts and the town of Leadville has some good restaurants and shops.