Ski Cooper is ready for the snow to start falling and to never stop. The resort near the historic town of Leadville is set for the winter, with opening day scheduled for Dec. 14, if not sooner.
“Well, we hope so. We keep watching the forecast for snow, but we will need some more significant snowfall to open on the 14th. We don’t make snow up here so whatever we get is what we have to ski on,” said Bob Casey, Marketing Director for Ski Cooper.
For those who are not sure how much time they’ll spend on the snow this winter, the option can be the XP 4-Day Pass. You can ski for four days on one pass with no blackout dates or other requirements. The cost is $99. Use it any four days this season. The XP 4-Day Pass is good at Ski Cooper and can only be purchased online.
“Early sales have been good. We’re really pleased. We didn’t know what to anticipate but we’re still selling them,” said Casey. The price of the XP Pass is $99 until opening day, when it will go up to $119.
Season passes are reasonably priced for this family friendly resort that sits on the Continental Divide. An Adult Pass is $309, a Child Season Pass is $150, and a Family Season Pass is $772. Other options are available.
Santa Claus will make a pre-holiday visit to the Ski Cooper Lodge Dec. 22. Kids will have a chance to tell Santa their holiday wishes, and he will be bringing his sled for the perfect holiday family photo.
Ski Cooper is one of the more inexpensive resorts in Colorado. The cost of an adult lift ticket is $46 or $35 for half-day. If you’re in the military, the cost is $41 with an I.D.
The Ski Cooper base sits at 10,500 feet in altitude with the summit at 11,700 feet. The resort is nine miles from Leadville and 110 miles from Denver.