Colorado Skiing and SnowboardingLearn why Copper mountain is the perfect vacation destination for Colorado skiing and snowboarding - located close to Denver in the heart of Summit County. Why ski Colorado? Summit County, Colorado offers the longest ski season in the Western U.S. This season, Copper is open from November 6, 2010 through April 18, 2011. And Colorado is renowned for its sunny, blue-sky days along with some of the best powder in the world. Copper is one of Summit County's largest ski areas with over 2,400 skiable acres and averages 280" of snowfall during our ski season. Copper has something for all ages and abilities. Our naturally divided terrain starts out with gentle, sloping runs on the west, and gets progressively steeper as you head east. And we've got several wide-open bowls for advanced skiers and riders. Copper also has one of the best terrain parks and pipes in Colorado. Copper Mountain vacations are filled with plenty of rip time on the mountain, followed by a relaxing or rockin' night in The Village - the choice is yours. We've got a new village featuring plenty of incredible lodging options, shops, restaurants, bars and family activities. All of our lodging is just steps away from the mountain and gives you access to the Copper Mountain Athletic Club, featuring a 25-yard pool, weight room, cardio equipment, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. Click here for more lodging info, or check out our hot lodging deals. Come to Copper Mountain Ski Resort for your ultimate Colorado vacation.
The Ultra Race of Champions is the Ultrarunning World Championships. It brings together the best long distance runners from all over the world, to measure themselves over one course on one day.
Ski And Ride University
Brand new program for Skiers or Snowboarders who are completely new to the sport! Ski and Ride U includes three ski or snowboard lessons with lift tickets and equipment rental; 3 days of parking in the Union Creek lot, lunch on your 2nd and 3rd day of lessons; and a FREE Copper Mountain Season Pass upon graduation of the program!
The Climbing Wall
Bumper And Paddle Boats
Cross Country Downhill Cycling
Yoga On The Mountain
Colorado Running Festival
Altitude Anonymous Festival
Annual Genuine Jazz & Wine
COPPER'S SAFETY ZONE
Skier safety is of the utmost importance at Copper Mountain. We allow traditional alpine skiing, snowboarders, telemark skiers or cross-country skiers and adaptive skiers with specialized equipment. In the interest of safety there are devices that are not allowed at Copper. Before you finalize your plans to visit Copper Mountain, please review our Allowable Devices.
Always show courtesy and respect to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding. Common sense and maintaining an awareness of your surroundings will help minimize the risk. Know your ability level and stay within it. Know and follow "Your Responsibility Code" and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing/riding experience. In the interest of safety there are devices that are not allowed at Copper. Before you finalize your plans to visit Copper Mountain, please review our Allowable Devices.
-GO WET YOURSELF
That fatigue and ache you experience during lunch may not be from a great morning of skiing or riding, but actually may be a result of dehydration. Often people confuse the symptoms of dehydration with altitude sickness. At moderately high altitudes, dehydration is responsible for more illness than oxygen insufficiency. At 12,313 ft (3753 m), altitude suppresses the sensation of thirst. To have a full and enjoyable day on the slopes you must properly hydrate. More Info
-SPORT A SKID LID
Helmet usage is on the rise and if you’re not wearing yours, it’s time to look at protecting your noggin. NSAA & Copper Mountain urges all skiers and riders to wear a helmet. Remember to always stay in control as helmets alone will not keep you from harm. Skiing and riding in a controlled and responsible manner are important safety considerations for everyone. If you forgot your lid, you can pick one up at Copper Sports. More Info
As with many sports, skiing and riding pose risks. If you decide to leave the groomed trails you are voluntarily accepting the risk of a deep snow immersion accident. A deep snow or tree well immersion accident occurs when a skier or rider falls into an area of deep unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized, with the possibility of suffocation. Ski with a buddy as they can help you out of a jam and if necessary, call ski patrol – Your Buddy’s Got Your Back. More Info
-PROTECT YOUR GRILL
Only you can prevent collisions! Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. People ahead of you have the right of way and it is your responsibility to avoid them. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above. When starting downhill or merging into a trail, LOOK UPHILL and yield to others. More Info