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Related Regions: Colorado, United States, North America, Boulder, Summit County


  • 12313ft
  • 2738ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9712ft


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  • 9
  • 24


  • Beginner Runs


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  • Runs


  • Terrain Parks


  • Longest Run

    1.7 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2527 ac

  • Snow Making

    364 ac


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A Colorado favorite, Copper Mountain is famous for its 2,465 skiable acres of naturally divided terrain with distinct sections of advanced, intermediate and beginner trails, providing plenty of options for all skiing and riding ability levels. Copper even offers free cat skiing on Tucker Mountain for the experts in the group.

So, exactly how high is the Copper Mountain Ski Resort? 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.

Copper Mountain lodging is largely available through the resort, with condos, townhomes and private homes 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. 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/08/201904/19/2020
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  • Years Open
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Copper Mountain is a unique resort that has something for everyone. The terrain is naturally divided into beginner, intermediate, and expert areas, each located on different parts of the mountain and each generally served by its own lifts: 21% green, 25% blue, 36% black and 18% double black. The result is that beginners aren't intimidated by fast-moving experts and advanced skiers aren't held up by slower beginners. It has 140 total runs and a vertical drop of 2,601 feet, and there are 23 total lifts. On average, Copper Mountain gest about 310 inches of annual snowfall, which is bolstered by snowmaking.

Where Is Copper Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Located in Summit County approximately 100 miles or 2 hours west of Denver International Airport, Copper Mountain, Colorado, sits right off I-70, about 30 minutes’ drive from both Breckenridge and Vail. You can also fly into the Eagle County Airport (EGE). If you’re coming from Denver International Airport (DIA), there’s the Summit Express shuttle service. You can also rent a car or take the Bustang bus provided by Greyhound and the Colorado Department of Transportation. If you are already in Summit County, then the Summit Stage bus will take you to Copper Mountain.

Cat skiing is free at Copper and definitely worth checking out. The two cats service Tucker Mountain and Copper Bowl, and provide an interesting change of pace from riding the lifts. Copper Mountain is currently the starting point for the Copper Triangle road-cycling circuit. It also hosts the Woodward Camp, a 20,000 square foot indoor ski and snowboard training facility.

Copper Mountain Ski Resort Summer Activities

While it’s known for its winter activities, Copper Mountain also has a host of activities for year-round entertainment:

  • Go cart racing
  • Hiking
  • Zip line
  • Climbing wall
  • Rocky Mountain Coaster
  • Bumper boats
  • Frisco Bay Marina
  • Whitewater rafting in the area
  • li>Camping, especially near Dillon Reservoir

Best Breakfast in Town

  • A local favorite, Log Cabin Cafe offers an affordable, hearty breakfast for nearly every craving. Get there early since there’s usually a line. 121 Main Street, Frisco, CO 80443


  • Only open seasonally, but well worth a stop in the winter, Eagle BBQ offers a mix of styles of BBQ that it labels “Colorado BBQ”. You can also grab some cheap beers to wash down your selection of meat. 214 Ten Mile Cir, Frisco, CO 80443
  • If you need a quick bite while taking a break on the slopes, go to JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern . If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear a local band playing while you eat. 102 Wheeler Cir, Frisco, CO 80443


  • Mahi’s Street Tacos has a taco and margarita happy hour. It also has a great patio. Copper Road, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Peppino’s Pizza & Subsoffers up a wide variety of pizzas both whole and by the slice – as well as subs, gyros, pasta and more. 610 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443

Copper Mountain Ski Resort Nightlife/Après

  • If you’re coming off the mountain and are looking to relax, stop by High Rockies Whiskey and Wine Bar. It offers a late-night kitchen as well an impressive selection of over 200 whiskies, wine, cocktails and craft beers. 260 Ten Mile Cir, Frisco, CO 80443

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Copper Mountain Resort Reviews

Judy Seger
28th February 20205
I have a pass the includes other mountains but I keep coming back to Copper. There is a great beginner area that...Full review
Rose Minter
27th February 20205
My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom condo in Copper One. It was fabulous. All new and clean with the...Full review
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