Wow! After reading the reviews, I decided I needed to write a review.
Our experience at Cooper Spur was more than we expected!!! Last winter, we decided it was time for our girls to learn how to ski and several family friends recommend Cooper Spur. We did not stay at the resort but we did do the 'total package' for the kids, which included skis, lift tickets, and lessons (all day).
We had heard that the lodge had space available for coolers, etc...so we brought snacks to reenergize. Every hour they start a new lesson and the kids can jump in to learn or just keep practicing. We met two of the ski instructors that worked with our girls and their personalities were perfect for working with beginning kids. By the end of the day, both girls were able to make their way down the basic runs and negotiate the chair lift. After another day, they were excited and skiing down most of the runs. The instructors even took time to take a couple of runs with each of them to give some pointers and a lot more positive feedback for how much they had learned!!!
Cooper Spur is not a fancy resort. For us, it has been a family-friendly resort and a safe place for kids. The ski instructors created two avid ski-crazy girls who have been checking the web each day for an opening date. We recommend it to people all the time when they talk about getting their kids started!