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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Cooper that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Cooper stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Cooper review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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J
I'm writing this review to share a really bonkers experience I had with the ski school. I booked lessons for my two kids ages six and seven. The next day I got a call back from the ski school explaining their policies to me. These included: 1) no chance that an instructor could show either kid how to get on a chairlift during a lesson. 2) there's a resort policy that says no kid under 15 can get on a chair lift by themselves. 3) due to covid the instructor cannot get on a chairlift with the pupil. (At the time I'm writing this the CDC says masks are only required indoors by the way) It really sounded like they just didn't want to bother with giving my kids a lesson and they invented a bunch of excuses to convince me to cancel it. So that's just what I did. I hope none of this happens to anybody else.... Full Review
Nice Relaxing Experience
Bonkers Ski School and Covid P...
4 months ago
Messed up with man made moguls on runs that used to be good, chairlift is very slow or not working, not that many runs and some are blocked off for racing. Used to be a great area.... Full Review
Good for beginners
No intermediate cruisers
5 months ago
Jean Smith
Disclaimer: Have not tried the back basin with expert runs, so no review on that side. If you have kids, are a beginner or intermediate, or want a fun filled day without hassles, this is a great place. Highly recommend if you are in a hotel or condo within an hour or so drive. ... Full Review
Good value. Never Seen a Crowd...
Small. Love Leadville but nee...
1 year ago
Bill Wallisch
History and beautiful‼️Great place for anybody looking for a great time without the snobbery.... Full Review
Family Fantastic Area
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1 year ago
Wes Tolleson
If you are looking for a passive mountain for kids to learn to ski, Cooper is a solid option. However you can go from the top of the mountain to the bottom without turning your skis. Experts will be incredibly bored.... Full Review
family freindly beginner runs
lack of any challenging terrai...
2 years ago
Veteran Mike
With the rich history of Ski Cooper it’s a sham that they don’t do more for military veterans and families . During World War II, Ski Cooper served as the training site for the 10th Mountain Division, based at nearby Camp Hale, and continues to host a Memorial Day celebration for the World War II veterans of this division. However, I guess the only honor veterans during one day a year and from 10th Mountain Division. Sorry everybody else’s who has served...you don’t matter. ... Full Review
No lines
Veterans don’t get a discount....
3 years ago
dkp12343
I have visited and enjoyed this amazing location for wonderful skiing and beautiful views at least 7 times now with each visits ranging 5 days or more. I have NEVER had a bad experience. You go to enjoy the mountain, "Ski Cooper", you can do this and basically ski until you just cant anymore due to the fact plenty of runs and NO crowd. Easy access and friendly staff and VERY AFFORDABLE. The area affords others things to do as well just as dog sledding, snowmobiling in the back country {wonderful experience} The town of LeadVille is a quaint town to visit and stay and is very close to the mountain. One thing that would be nice for that particular area is better and reliable transportation to and from airport and from hotel to the mountain if one does not wish to drive themselves. I highly recommend 100% Ski Cooper for a ski destination and definitely will be back again soon. ... Full Review
Very Affordable, Friendly Staf...
Need a bigger bar and seating....
3 years ago
Blake
Honestly, a pretty awesome change of pace from the hustle and bustle of COs more well known resorts. An amazing place to drop in for a few hours, soak in some views, hit some powder, and enjoy a crowd-free day. Definitely one of the best secrets in CO.... Full Review
Affordable, great powder, grea...
Not really any super steep run...
3 years ago
bob alexander
wonderful experience back in college days i've never forgotten how friendly everyone was and how beautiful the area is ... Full Review
3 years ago
Ruth
We (two adults and two elementary-age children) spent three days skiing midweek at Ski Cooper in early January 2019, as we had a reciprocal benefit to ski there for free with our season pass from another ski hill. We loved that we had the hill virtually to ourselves. There was never any wait at all for the lifts, and you could ski down a whole slope and not see another person! Prices, even without our amazing deal, were extremely affordable. The four of us rented skis for $186 total for all three days. The lodge at the bottom of the hill had good basic food, again for really low prices. Everyone we met was super friendly and helpful. There were lots of completely newbies there, and they were being looked after really well. The runs were long and wide, and we had great conditions when we were there, with lots of fresh snow. All in all, we loved the welcoming, down-to-earth atmosphere and would recommend Ski Cooper to anyone looking for an unfussy, inexpensive family skiing experience. ... Full Review
3 years ago
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