Free to anyone with a valid Copper lift ticket, climb on board a Tucker Mountain snowcat to untracked terrain. Available to expert skiers and riders, the cats access more than 1,200 vertical feet of Copper's legendary high alpine back bowls.
Here's how to reach the Tucker Mountain Snowcat: Ride the American Flyer lift and then catch the Rendezvous lift. From there, continue on the Otto Bahn trail to the Snowcat meeting area. Overall, the terrain is not very steep but the powder is deep. FYI - the cat only does about half the job; dropping you in the saddle at the base of the ridge for Tucker Mountain.
If you want to get onto Tucker, you'll be hiking about another 400 feet. Cats run from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Snowcat access is on a first-come, first served basis. Cat operations, terrain openings, and conditions may vary and are subject to change based on weather. Tucker Mountain closes at 2 p.m.
Make sure you plan to stay overnight as your legs will thank you. Copper Mountain believes that everyone deserves a Snow Day and guests can save up to 20 percent on lodging, starting from $96 per person per night. Guests can enjoy early access with the Beeline Advantage and speed through lift lines throughout the day.
Call your Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 866-534-7444 to book the "Make Your Own Snow Day Package."