Copper Mountain Ski Resort

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Copper Mountain Ski Resort Overview

Located only 90 miles west of Denver International Airport, Copper Mountain is a conveniently located resort known for almost 2,500 acres of naturally divided terrain. While many resorts try to create distinct sections for each level of skier, Copper truly accomplishes this with a wide variety of runs within each section. Copper also offers a unique experience for expert skiers with free cat skiing on Tucker Mountain.

Among Colorado's first ski resorts to open in November, the base at Copper Mountain is at 9,712 feet with a resort summit elevation of 12,312 feet, it is an excellent family destination with youth and adult seasonal ski and ride school programs that up the ante on progression, plenty of mellow groomers and a wide array of activities besides skiing and snowboarding, including zip lines, tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating and more.

While locals can easily make the 1.5-2 hour drive from Denver and back in one day, those wanting to spend days at Copper Mountain have a bevy of options available. Condos, townhomes and private homes are available throughout the distinct base areas: East Village, with quick access to more challenging terrain off the Super Bee Lift; Center Village that's steps away from the shopping and dining of Burning Stones Plaza and great intermediate runs via American Flyer and American Eagle Lifts; and West Village, the ski school hub surrounded by family-friendly beginner terrain. You also can find lodging in nearby towns of Silverthorne and Dillon. 

Plan Your Trip

Copper Mountain Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

71"
44"
30"
15"
0"
0"
Nov
25"
Dec
27"
Jan
56"
Feb
59"
Mar

Terrain Overview

25%
Beginners Runs
24%
Intermediate Runs
34%
Advanced Runs
17%
Expert Runs
150
Runs in Total
1.7 mi
Longest Run
1570.2 ac
Skiable Terrain
364 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 24

1
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
2
High Speed Sixes
4
High Speed Quads
0
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
9
Surface Lifts

Elevation

12313'
Summit
2738'
Vertical Drop
9712'
Base

Important Dates

November 25, 20212021/11/25

Projected Opening

April 18, 20222022/04/18

Projected Closing

163

Projected Days Open

153

Days Open Last Year

1972

Years Open

300"

Average Snowfall
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